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Best steer clear of Aunty Helen

05 Jul 2021
BY Manisha Bugwandeen-Doorasamy

You might think that “Aunty Helen” is a perfectly good trade mark. After all, it could work with a variety of goods and services – tea, biscuits, rusks, knitwear, nursery schools, counselling services… perhaps you have some other suggestions!
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The EU’s IP action plan: lessons for Africa?

05 Jul 2021
BY Waldo Steyn

The European Commission has published a plan for getting the EU out of the mess that it’s in as a result of COVID-19.
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IP valuations – an essential piece of the IP puzzle

05 Jul 2021
BY Waldo Steyn AND Hugo Biermann

IP CloseUP, in an article that appeared in January 2021, explains the increased importance of intangible assets as follows:
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Africa Business In Brief

issue 407 | 04 Jul 2021

issue 407
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Exemptions from POPIA's processing conditions

01 Jul 2021
BY Rakhee Dullabh AND Priyanka Naidoo

The Information Regulator ("Regulator") has published a Guidance Note on Exemptions from the Conditions for Lawful Processing of Personal Information
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Certain private bodies are exempt from compiling a PAIA manual, for now

30 Jun 2021
BY Rakhee Dullabh AND Priyanka Naidoo

In terms of section 51(4) of the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 ("PAIA"), the Minister for Justice and Correctional Services has extended the exemption that certain private bodies do not need to have a PAIA manual
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Are you a prescribed officer? Know your ESG risks and exposure to environmental liability

29 Jun 2021
BY Ntsiki Adonisi-Kgame AND Mihlali Sitefane

Recent environmental trends have brought environmental law liability back into the spotlight.
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A win for employers: restraints of trade in the time of COVID-19

29 Jun 2021
BY Jayson Kent

Earlier this year, the High Court’s judgment in Oomph Out of Home Media (Pty) Limited v Brien and another, dealt with the issue of enforcing a restraint of trade during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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GUIDANCE NOTE ON PROCESSING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION OF CHILDREN

29 Jun 2021

GUIDANCE NOTE ON PROCESSING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION OF CHILDREN
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GUIDANCE NOTE ON PROCESSING OF SPECIAL PERSONAL INFORMATION

29 Jun 2021

GUIDANCE NOTE ON PROCESSING OF SPECIAL PERSONAL INFORMATION
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POPIA is almost here: more detail on prior authorisation for processing special personal information and children’s information released

29 Jun 2021
BY Era Gunning AND Nicole Gabryk

The long-awaited Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (“POPIA”) becomes effective on 1 July 2021.
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International Labour and Employment Compliance Handbook (ILEL) - South Africa

29 Jun 2021
BY Brian Patterson , Stuart Harrison AND Zahida Ebrahim

International Labour and Employment Compliance Handbook (ILEL) - South Africa - 2021
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Asset-for-share transactions: a new potential pitfall

28 Jun 2021
BY Nicolette Smit

The corporate reorganisation rules contained in section 42 – 47 of the Income Tax Act, 1962 provide taxpayers with a mechanism to defer the tax implications that would otherwise result from certain restructure transactions.
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Funding offshore trusts

28 Jun 2021
BY Peter Dachs

Many South African tax residents have settled offshore trusts in various jurisdictions outside South Africa.
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Africa tax in brief

28 Jun 2021
BY Celia Becker

Africa Tax Administration Forum revises Pillar One Proposals
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