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Mauritius’ Handbook and Guideline to strengthen their anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism framework

African regulatory and business intelligence

28 Jan 2020

Mauritius started the year on a high note in the area of anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (“AML/CFT”) by issuing two complementary documents
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telecoms and media in brief | issue 9

technology, media and telecommunications (TMT)

28 Jan 2020

telecoms and media in brief | issue 9
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Africa Business In Brief

issue 336 | 27 Jan 2020

issue 336
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Nigeria’s Finance Bill, 2019 signed into law

African regulatory and business intelligence

20 Jan 2020
BY Celia Becker

The amendments are expected to have significant implications, particularly for foreign groups doing business in Nigeria. The amendments introduced by the Finance Act are expected to have significant implications.
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ICASA extends deadline for comments on Broadband Mobile Services Inquiry Discussion Document

technology, media and telecommunications (TMT)

14 Jan 2020
BY Wilmari Strachan

ICASA has now agreed to allow an additional 15 working days for written submissions, extending the deadline from 6 February 2020 to 27 February 2020.
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New year, new leave: the much anticipated parental leave provisions are now in force

employment

13 Jan 2020
BY Balindile Shezi AND Tshegofatso Malope

As of 1 January 2020, employees are entitled to three additional forms of leave ie, parental leave, adoption leave and commissioning parental leave.
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Africa Business In Brief

issue 335 | 13 Jan 2020

issue 335
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postponed entry into force of the Portable Gratuity Retirement Fund

18 Dec 2019

Cabinet postponed the entry into force of the Portable Gratuity Retirement Fund until 1 April 2020.
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Fourth Schedule of the Insolvency Act is amended

18 Dec 2019

The Fourth Schedule of the Insolvency Act is amended to amend priority in which preferential creditors have to be paid.
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publication of the draft mine community resettlement guidelines, 2019

natural resources and environment

17 Dec 2019
BY Ntsiki Adonisi-Kgame

The Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy (“Minister”) published the Draft Mine Community Resettlement Guidelines, 2019 (“Guidelines”) for public comment on 4 December 2019.
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Rwanda Revenue Authority Opens for Application for Quitus Fiscal

tax

16 Dec 2019

According to the announcement issued by the Rwanda Revenue Authority (“RRA”) on December 13, 2019, the applications for quitus fiscal in relation to the fiscal year 2020 are open from today (December 16, 2019).
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Africa Business In Brief

issue 334 | 12 Dec 2019

issue 334
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Critical Infrastructure Act, 2019

11 Dec 2019

On 28 November 2019 the President of the Republic assented to the Critical Infrastructure Protection Act, 2019 (“the CIP Act”).
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The recovery of losses suffered as a result of employee misconduct

employment

10 Dec 2019
BY Silindokuhle Magagula

Usually when an employee is alleged to have committed misconduct, the employee is taken through a disciplinary process and thereafter dismissed if found guilty of such misconduct. Most of the time employers are satisfied with this outcome
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tax in brief | issue 41

tax

10 Dec 2019

tax in brief | issue 41
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