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South Africa: Coronavirus (COVID-19) TERS: a guide to the updated memorandum of agreement for employers

employment

09 Apr 2020
BY Lauren Salt AND Hlengiwe Mahlangu

the Unemployment Insurance Fund released four new memoranda of agreement to be used when employers apply for the COVID-19 Temporary Relief Scheme
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Kenya: key highlights of the Business Laws (Amendment) Act, 2020

07 Apr 2020
BY Binti Shah AND Matthew Arrumm

Kenya: key highlights of the Business Laws (Amendment) Act, 2020
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ENSafrica | African competition roundup | issue 1 | April 2020

competition/anti-trust

07 Apr 2020

ENSafrica | African competition roundup | issue 1 | April 2020
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“Control” and Computer Programs – who owns the copyright?

intellectual property (IP)

07 Apr 2020
BY Waldo Steyn

On 1 April 2020, the Supreme Court of Appeal (“SCA”) granted an appeal against an order of Acting Justice Kose in the Cape Town High Court in favour of The Agricultural Research Council (ARC) (Bergh and Others v The Agricultural Research Council
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Uganda: Ministry of Health issues additional Coronavirus (COVID-19) rules

07 Apr 2020
BY Phillip Karugaba AND Tracy Kakongi

The Ugandan Minister of Health has issued the Public Health (Control of COVID-19) (No. 2) Rules, 2020 (“the Rules”) in addition to the previously published statutory instruments
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The name’s Boss, Hugo Boss

intellectual property (IP)

07 Apr 2020
BY Delene Bertasso

A British comedian by the name of Joe Lycett recently changed his name to Hugo Boss – he did this formally, as in by deed poll.
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South Africa: Coronavirus (COVID-19) | illegal and impossible performances under derivatives transactions – contractual provisions and South African common law

banking and finance

07 Apr 2020
BY Kelle Gagné

Some reports claim that as many as one third of people around the world are subject to some degree of lockdown to stem the coronavirus (COVID-19) rate of infection.
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South Africa: the impact of the Draft Disaster Management Tax Relief Administration Bill, 2020 on the time periods for tax matters

tax

07 Apr 2020
BY Taryn Solomon

The Draft Disaster Management Tax Relief Administration Bill, 2020 (“Bill”) was released for public comment on 1 April 2020 and once signed into law, will take effect from that date.
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Mauritius: capital markets | practical considerations in the context of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

07 Apr 2020
BY Elsie Rasolohery Pascal

Trading and settlement activities on SEM and CDS will resume on Monday, 6 April 2020.
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Mauritius – tax measures in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19)

07 Apr 2020
BY Shrivan Dabee , Valentin Hardy AND Yashna Munbauhal

In light of the widespread impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19), various tax measures that companies and individuals should be aware of have been announced by the Mauritius authorities
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What’s happening to JIBAR?

banking and finance

07 Apr 2020
BY Clinton van Loggerenberg AND Deborah Carmichael

Following our recent article on the end of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR), you may be wondering, “but what is happening to the Johannesburg Interbank Average Rate (“JIBAR”)?
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South Africa: Coronavirus (COVID-19) | closing commercial transactions during lockdown

corporate commercial

07 Apr 2020
BY Zeyn Bhyat AND Sarah Binge

With South Africa currently under a nationwide lockdown, practical challenges arise for parties to existing (or new) commercial transactions that are scheduled to “close” during this period.
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South Africa: ICASA Coronavirus (COVID-19) National State of Disaster Regulations

technology, media and telecommunications (TMT)

07 Apr 2020
BY Wilmari Strachan

On 6 April 2020, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (“ICASA”) published the Information and Communications Technology (“ICT”) COVID-19 National Disaster Regulations (the "Regulations").
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Uganda: an assessment of Uganda’s legal response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

07 Apr 2020
BY Phillip Karugaba , Rehema Nakirya Ssemyalo AND Tracy Kakongi

Ten years ago, Uganda’s National Disaster Preparedness and Management Policy predicted that “an influenza pandemic may occur when a new influenza virus appears against which the human population has no immunity.
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South Africa: Coronavirus (COVID-19) | obligations and roles of the electronic communications sector amended

technology, media and telecommunications (TMT)

07 Apr 2020
BY Wilmari Strachan

Directions pertaining to the communications sector were issued on 26 March 2020 by the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies, to ensure the smooth operations of the electronic communications sector
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