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South Africa: Pretoria High Court: The tobacco ban is rational

dispute resolution

28 Jul 2020
BY Aslam Moosajee AND Joshua Davis

A judgment handed down on 26 June 2020 dealt with the key issue as to whether the current ban on the sale of tobacco products, e-cigarettes and related products is lawful.
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COVID-19 and mental health in the workplace

employment

28 Jul 2020
BY Prencess Mohlahlo , Hlengiwe Mahlangu AND Naledi Raseote

Several cases in South Africa have highlighted the importance of employer awareness of their responsibilities when faced with employees whose mental health has been adversely impacted by COVID-19 and the lockdown.
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ENSafrica: Coronavirus (COVID-19) legal update

Coronavirus (COVID-19) issue 11 | 28 Jul 2020

issue 11
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What are the implications of the recent SCA judgment for firearm owners?

dispute resolution

28 Jul 2020
BY Aslam Moosajee , Willem van der Colff AND Ariane Nevin

The South African Constitutional Court previously held that “Gun ownership is not a fundamental right under our Bill of Rights. It is a privilege regulated by law, under the Firearms Control Act.”
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Think twice before restraining environmental activism

natural resources and environment

28 Jul 2020
BY Carlyn Frittelli Davies AND Robynne Samuels

As many people are forced to isolate at varying degrees, the access to technology brings global issues to a head. Some issues are historic racial discrimination and the restraining of freedom of speech, in the mining space and the environment.
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telecoms and media in brief | issue 15

technology, media and telecommunications (TMT)

28 Jul 2020

telecoms and media in brief | issue 15
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Africa Business In Brief

issue 362 | 26 Jul 2020

issue 362
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Employees working remotely? Your legal obligations

mine and occupational health and safety

24 Jul 2020
BY Willem le Roux

ENSafrica and Lexis Nexis
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COIDA – Directive on Compensation for Workplace-Acquired Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

mine and occupational health and safety

24 Jul 2020
BY Willem le Roux , Pieter Colyn , Celeste Coles , Gerhardt Ehlers , Juanita Broom , Tyla Foster AND Warren Hendricks

The Directive replaces the notice issued on 23 March 2020 regarding occupationally-acquired Coronavirus (COVID-19). 
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Healthcare & Life Sciences Newsletter

23 Jul 2020

There has been much debate in recent years as to the effectiveness of access and benefit sharing (ABS) provisions relating to indigenous biological and genetic resources (IBGRs) and traditional knowledge (TK) or indigenous knowledge (IK)
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COVID-19, POPIA and the workplace

23 Jul 2020

Presentation slides
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POPIA: Draft Guidelines on Registration of Information Officers published

technology, media and telecommunications (TMT)

23 Jul 2020
BY Rakhee Dullabh AND Lucinda Botes

The Information Regulator has developed draft Guidelines on the Registration of Information Officers
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The Conduct Standard: new obligations for banks in the termination of the banker-customer relationship

dispute resolution

21 Jul 2020
BY Aslam Moosajee AND Joshua Davis

Banks will need to make changes to their terms and conditions to remain compliant with the Conduct Standard.  
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Conduct Standard for Banks and consumer protection: what do unfair contract terms mean for banks and other financial institutions?

banking and finance

21 Jul 2020
BY Aslam Moosajee , Jessica Blumenthal AND Joshua Davis

The recently promulgated Conduct Standard for Banks has leapfrogged COFI, accelerating many of its draft principles. 
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Africa Tax in Brief

tax

21 Jul 2020
BY Celia Becker

The latest tax developments across Africa
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