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Africa Business In Brief

issue 364 | 09 Aug 2020

issue 364
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Can our environmental laws protect our marine ecosystem from oil spills?

environment

07 Aug 2020
BY Valentine Mayer

Mauritius may be experiencing its first major oil spill and a potential ecological catastrophe following the running aground of the MV Wakashio on 25 July 2020.
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Africa regulatory ENSight

issue 7 of 2020 | 05 Aug 2020

issue 7 of 2020
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Transferring personal information outside of South Africa: POPIA and the implications of Schrems II

technology, media and telecommunications (TMT)

04 Aug 2020
BY Era Gunning AND Nicole Gabryk

It is imperative for organisations to comply with POPIA when transferring personal information outside of South Africa.
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Mining Tax: Miners caught between a rock and proposed amendments

tax

04 Aug 2020
BY Andries Myburgh , Kristel van Rensburg AND Mike Benetello

On 31 July 2020, National Treasury and SARS published the 2020 Draft TLAB and Draft TALAB, for public comment due by 31 August 2020.
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Genetically modified mice and the patent bargain

intellectual property (IP)

04 Aug 2020
BY Rowan Forster

This judgment is a useful reminder of what is sometimes referred to as the “patent bargain”, something that is at the very heart of the patent system.
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Booking.com – is it generic?

intellectual property (IP)

03 Aug 2020
BY Ferosa-Fae Hassan AND Manisha Bugwandeen-Doorasamy

Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote the judgment in the recent case of United States Patent and Trademark Office v Booking.com that may in time be referred to as the “generic.com case”.
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Trade secrets: in the news again

intellectual property (IP)

03 Aug 2020
BY Waldo Steyn

Recent news stories have once again shone a spotlight on the issue of trade secrets.
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Patents: Solving the problem of “card clash”

intellectual property (IP)

03 Aug 2020
BY Hugo Biermann

Computer-implemented inventions and even business-related inventions can in many cases be patented, provided the invention has a technical character.
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A 101 guide to insolvency and business rescue in Uganda

insolvency, restructuring and business rescue

03 Aug 2020
BY Donald Nyakairu AND Tracy Kakongi

Business rescue affords companies the opportunity to restructure their financial affairs and offers a more advantageous realisation of the company’s assets than would be achieved from liquidation.
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Kenya: update on the Data Commissioner’s appointment

data privacy and protection

03 Aug 2020
BY Mahesh Acharya AND Neema Oriko

The Public Service Commission (the “Commission”), in compliance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act, 2019 (“DPA”), recently published a list of shortlisted candidates for the position of Data Commissioner.
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Africa Business In Brief

issue 363 | 02 Aug 2020

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ICLG: Insurance & Reinsurance 2020

31 Jul 2020

South Africa | 2020
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Handout | Interest deductibility in South Africa

29 Jul 2020

Handout | Interest deductibility in South Africa
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South Africa: COVID-19 related insurance claims and coverage: resolving the coverage disputes

Insurance

28 Jul 2020
BY Rob Scott AND Zara Sher

It is imperative that an expeditious route or process be found in order to bring a finality to the business interruption claims in the South African context in the shortest possible timeframe.
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