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Africa Business In Brief

issue 375 | 25 Oct 2020

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ENSafrica’s Tax department gains momentum

tax

20 Oct 2020

ENSafrica’s Tax department continues to go from strength-to-strength with the recent appointment of VAT expert Charles de Wet in October 2020. Charles is one of the country’s leading VAT experts.
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Kenya: submit a register of beneficial owners as soon as possible to ensure compliance

20 Oct 2020
BY Mahesh Acharya AND Faith Chebet

Kenyan companies are now required to submit details of their beneficial owners to the Registrar of Companies.
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When can an employer substitute the sanction of a disciplinary chairperson?

employment

19 Oct 2020
BY Lee Masuku

The SA Labour Court had to determine whether the dismissal of two employees was unfair in circumstances where the employer had substituted a disciplinary chairperson’s sanction of a final written warning with that of dismissal.
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Independent contractor or labour broker? Court rules that substance over form is an essential factor

employment

19 Oct 2020
BY Irvin Lawrence AND Muzi Mgabhi

The rapid increase in the utilisation of labour brokers (referred to as “temporary employment service” in the LRA) has prompted organised labour to call for stricter and more detailed regulation of their activities.
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Africa Business In Brief

issue 374 | 18 Oct 2020

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Transfer pricing dispute resolution: what are the alternatives?

tax

16 Oct 2020
BY Mark Badenhorst

Double taxation is the spectre that stalks the battlefield of transfer pricing disputes which cannot be satisfactorily resolved.
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Fundamental changes to South Africa’s exchange control system

tax

16 Oct 2020
BY Lavina Daya

During the South African Budget Speech earlier in 2020, National Treasury proposed a complete overhaul of the exchange control systems.
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Africa tax in brief

tax

16 Oct 2020
BY Celia Becker

The latest tax news and developments across Africa
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Dividends tax: proposed amendments to the taxation of manufactured dividends

tax

16 Oct 2020
BY Magda Snyckers

In terms of the DTLAB, it is proposed that the amendments come into operation on 1 January 2021.
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Kenya’s first Data Protection Commissioner now nominated

data privacy and protection

15 Oct 2020
BY Mahesh Acharya AND Neema Oriko

Kenya is one step closer to appointing its first Data Protection Commissioner.
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ENSafrica webinar | SOEs: Governance in the spotlight

15 Oct 2020

The governance challenges facing state-owned enterprises in South Africa.
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New white paper proposing changes to South Africa’s audio and audiovisual content services published for public comment

technology, media and telecommunications (TMT)

14 Oct 2020
BY Wilmari Strachan AND Jessica Steele

On 9 October 2020, the South African Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies published the Draft White Paper on Audio and Audiovisual Content Services Policy Framework: A New Vision for South Africa 2020.
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National Treasury postpones controversial proposed mining tax amendments

mining

14 Oct 2020
BY Andries Myburgh AND Kristel van Rensburg

National Treasury has agreed to postpone the proposed amendments to allow for more investigation and detailed consultation with the mining industry and related stakeholders before any changes to the legislation are made. 
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Excessive processing of employee personal information: a warning to South African employers

data privacy and protection

13 Oct 2020
BY Suemeya Hanif , Nicole Gabryk AND Kerry-Anne do Couto

A recent decision in Germany has resulted in a hefty fine being imposed on an employer for violations of the European Union’s GDPR. The decision is a strong warning to South African employers to not overprocess their employees’ information.
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