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Uganda Tax Appeals Tribunal rules that expatriate volunteers receiving donations are subject to PAYE

19 May 2020
BY Celia Becker

The Uganda Tax Appeals Tribunal (“TAT”) recently ruled on the employees’ tax implications of expatriate volunteers working in Uganda in the case of Livingstone International University (“LIU”) vs Uganda Revenue Authority (“URA”).
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Some lessons in contracting with government

19 May 2020
BY Phillip Karugaba AND Rehema Nakirya Ssemyalo

Like in many countries, Uganda’s government is the single largest spender of money, and as such, contracting with government or governmental agencies can present great opportunities for businesses.
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Agribusinesses must prepare for water shortages

agribusiness

19 May 2020
BY James Brand

Water has a vital role to play in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus disease COVID 19 .
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PE firms will soon be looking to invest: is your business ready?

corporate commercial

19 May 2020
BY Tony Lee

Amid a sluggish global economy left in the wake of COVID-19, mergers and acquisitions may be an important catalyst to help kick-start the economy and may provide much needed growth and expansion across the global economy. 
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South Africa: the SCA provides guidance on interpretation of contracts and vis major

dispute resolution

19 May 2020
BY Aslam Moosajee AND Joshua Davis

The ongoing lockdown means that we will likely see an increasing number of cases in which the defence of vis major is relied upon.
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South Africa: B-BBEE and disaster relief funding

dispute resolution

19 May 2020
BY Aslam Moosajee AND Joshua Davis

The Pretoria High Court held that the state, acting under the Disaster Management Act, is entitled to take B-BBEE status into account when deciding whether to award disaster relief funding to businesses in the tourism sector.
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South Africa: Life after lockdown: flexible working is here to stay

employment

19 May 2020
BY Lauren Salt AND Jessie Moore

The Alert Level 4 Lockdown Regulations and a new set of Occupational Health and Safety Directions, both published on 29 April 2020, have presented employers with an opportunity to formalise flexible working arrangements.
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South Africa: COVID-19 – a new chapter in state sovereignty over natural resources?

natural resources and environment

19 May 2020
BY Edwin Berman AND Ntsiki Adonisi-Kgame

Will COVID-19 usher in a new chapter in the development of the sovereignty principle?
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Uganda: Legal alert on the Public Health (Control of COVID-19) No. 2 (Amendment No. 2) Rules, 2020

19 May 2020
BY Phillip Karugaba AND Tracy Kakongi

The Ministry of Health has passed a new statutory instrument to operationalise the directives issued by the president.
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Guidelines on the buyer power provisions to address abuse of dominance published

competition/anti-trust

19 May 2020

The Guidelines seek to clarify the Commission’s approach to the enforcement of complaints under the new abuse of dominance provision. 
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ENSafrica: Coronavirus (COVID-19) legal update

Coronavirus (COVID-19) issue 6 | 19 May 2020

issue 6
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South Africa: Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996 – new guideline published related to COVID-19

mine and occupational health and safety

19 May 2020

On Monday, 18 May 2020, GN. 280 of 2020 was published in Government Gazette No. 43335.
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Mauritius: companies in financial difficulty and the COVID-19 (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2020

18 May 2020
BY Anne Sophie Lenette

Due to the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its effects on the Mauritian economy, on 15 May 2020, the Government of Mauritius enacted the COVID-19 (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2020 (the “Act”)
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Mauritius: You’ve got time – grace period introduced for compliance and expired EIA licences

18 May 2020
BY Valentine Mayer , Najah Abdullah Ahmed , Celine Bellouard AND Diptee Kutowaroo

The amendments brought to the Environment Protection Act, 2002 (“EPA”) under the COVID-19 (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2020 (the “Act”) mainly concern the implementation of temporary measures in view of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact.
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Mauritius: the COVID-19 (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2020, Bank of Mauritius Act and Public Debt Management Act – extreme measures to sustain the economy.

18 May 2020
BY Adrien Wong , Nashenta Vuddamalay Zindel AND Chavi Gonpot

The global Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has created a major worldwide economic disruption and companies and corporations are facing unprecedented challenges.
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