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Africa Tax in Brief

08 Sep 2020
BY Celia Becker

The latest tax developments across Africa
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Mauritius: P2P lending now has its own specific licence

08 Sep 2020

The Financial Services (Peer to Peer Lending) Rules 2020 came into force on 15 August 2020.
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South African courts confirm that the Companies Act preserves the principle of reflective loss

08 Sep 2020
BY Aslam Moosajee AND Joshua Davis

There has been some uncertainty as to whether, contrary to the principle of reflective loss, the Companies Act permits a shareholder to claim from a third party for loss sustained as a result of the diminution of a company’s share price.
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与乌干达政府签约的一些经验教训

07 Sep 2020
BY Wil Huang

在实践中,乌干达总检察长坚持将乌干达法律作为政府为当事一方的合同的管辖法律。对于贷款方要求合同受外国法律管辖的融资协议,以及对于主权国之间的双边条约或协定,可以接受外国法律。
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Africa Business In Brief

issue 368 | 06 Sep 2020

issue 368
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Africa regulatory ENSight

issue 8 of 2020 | 02 Sep 2020

issue 8 of 2020
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Is Apple really threatened by the pear?

01 Sep 2020
BY Gaelyn Scott

In this case, Apple opposed a US trade mark application for a trade mark comprising a pear logo.
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The Land Rover Defender: a classic shape certainly, but a “badge of origin”?

01 Sep 2020
BY Gerard du Toit

The case involved what many would consider an iconic product shape, the shape of the Land Rover Defender.
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Taylor makes (and Swiftly seeks to correct) "the" mistake

01 Sep 2020
BY Delene Bertasso

A swift and amicable resolution of this matter will stand in stark contrast to much of the incredibly bitter, expensive and time-consuming litigation that takes place in IP.
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TikTok: now to the copyright and political issues

01 Sep 2020
BY Ilse du Plessis

It seems clear that the IP (and particularly copyright) issues surrounding TikTok are complex and that there may still be some way to go.
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The protection of wetlands in Uganda: too little too late

01 Sep 2020
BY Phillip Karugaba

During the 2019 Wetlands Day Celebrations, President Museveni, in a speech delivered by the Prime Minister, cautioned Ugandans against degrading wetlands and forests and called for protection of the environment to avoid the effects of climate change.
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POPIA litigation and claims for civil damages – what to expect

01 Sep 2020
BY Shenaaz Munga AND Nicole Gabryk

Following the recent Experian data breach, the South African Information Regulator took the opportunity to stress the importance of organisations’ compliance with the Protection of Personal Information, 2013 (“POPIA”)
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SA court considers the meaning of frivolous, vexatious and without merit in setting aside a derivative action

01 Sep 2020
BY Michael Gradidge AND Samantha Copeman-Michau

The Western Cape High Court considered the meaning of “frivolous, vexatious or without merit” and the onus or standard of proof that the company must meet when launching an application to set aside a notice for a derivative action.
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Beware the enforcer: Enforcement and liability under POPIA

01 Sep 2020
BY Rakhee Dullabh AND Nicole Gabryk

The Regulator’s Operational Readiness Plan, demonstrates that the Regulator will be in a position to take enforcement action against responsible parties who are alleged to have interfered with the POPI of data subjects, after 1 July 2021.
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A transborder agreement can help ease the transfer of personal information with foreign entities

01 Sep 2020
BY Era Gunning AND Rakhee Dullabh

POPIA prohibits organisations from transferring any personal information about a data subject to a foreign country.
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