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Section 200B of the Labour Relations Act: The Labour Appeal Court’s interpretation

employment

08 Oct 2019
BY Siphamandla Dube

One of the important amendments to the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (“LRA”) which came into effect on 1 January 2015 was the insertion of section 200B into the LRA. Section 200B of the LRA provides that:
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Why a comprehensive Incident Response Plan is worth the hack

technology, media and telecommunications (TMT)

08 Oct 2019
BY Ridwaan Boda , Era Gunning AND Nicole Gabryk

South Africa has seen a massive spike in cyber-attacks in recent years, with a 22% increase in the first quarter of 2019 alone (according to Kaspersky Lab, a global security company).
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Africa Business In Brief

issue 325 | 07 Oct 2019

issue 325
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tax in brief | issue 36

01 Oct 2019

tax in brief | issue 36
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Restraint of trade: how wide is fair?

employment

01 Oct 2019
BY Jayson Kent AND Claire Nolan

Business Law and Tax Review
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tax treatment of capitalisation of interest in Rwanda

tax

30 Sep 2019
BY Dieudonné Nzafashwanayo

Financing transactions often involve the capitalisation of interest, i.e. adding unpaid interest to the principal loan amount, which increases the principal amount on which interest subsequently accrues.
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Africa Business In Brief

issue 324 | 30 Sep 2019

issue 324
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Zambia sales tax abandoned

tax

30 Sep 2019

The Zambian Minister of Finance in his 2020 Budget Speech of Friday, 27 September 2019, announced that the government is abandoning its plans to replace value added tax (“VAT”) with sales tax.
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Health Market Inquiry - presentation of the final findings and recommendations

competition/anti-trust

30 Sep 2019

The Health Market Inquiry (“HMI”) today released its final findings and recommendations pursuant to its almost six year long investigation into the healthcare industry.
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Patents – weird and wonderful!

intellectual property (IP)

27 Sep 2019
BY Hugo Biermann

A recent article entitled Why Are There So Many Weird Tech Patents? by Rose Eveleth has an interesting take on patents. It suggests that the conventional wisdom behind the patent system is only half the story.
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ARB, not staying soft

intellectual property (IP)

26 Sep 2019
BY Gaelyn Scott

It has became increasingly common for brand owners to take trade mark-style disputes to the ASA rather than to the courts, given that the ASA is both cheaper and quicker.
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Trade marks: if there’s no room at the inn, isn’t it time for a different approach?

intellectual property (IP)

26 Sep 2019
BY Manisha Bugwandeen-Doorasamy

Brand owners know it. Brand creation firms know it. Trade mark professionals know it. So isn’t it time we started talking about it? Better still, started doing something about it?
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Dapper Dan: knockups rather than knock-offs

intellectual property (IP)

26 Sep 2019
BY Ilse du Plessis

Counterfeiters...we all know what they’re like! Nasty sorts who knowingly deceive and rip-off consumers
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Weeding out the old

intellectual property (IP)

26 Sep 2019
BY Ferosa-Fae Hassan

An influx in the sale of cannabis products in South Africa has caused much confusion among consumers.
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telecoms and media in brief | issue 6

technology, media and telecommunications (TMT)

25 Sep 2019

telecoms and media in brief | issue 6
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