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A glimpse at South Africa’s future “equivalence” for foreign financial market infrastructures and participants

banking and finance

26 May 2020

South Africa’s financial regulators have taken a step towards further integrating with offshore financial markets.
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telecoms and media in brief | issue 13

26 May 2020

telecoms and media in brief | issue 13
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tax in brief | issue 46

tax

26 May 2020

tax in brief | issue 46
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Africa Business In Brief

issue 353 | 24 May 2020

issue 353
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InsureTalk 2020 | webinar

Insurance

21 May 2020
BY Matthew Morrison AND Rob Scott

InsureTalk 2020 | webinar
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When employees continue working after their fixed-term contract ends: a legal perspective

employment

19 May 2020

South African case law is replete with decisions where employees claim that they were unfairly dismissed because their employer failed to renew their fixed-term contracts.
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Africa tax in brief

19 May 2020
BY Celia Becker

The latest tax developments across Africa
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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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