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When employees continue working after their fixed-term contract ends: a legal perspective

employment | 19 May 2020
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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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Some lessons in contracting with government

19 May 2020
BY Phillip Karugaba, 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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PE firms will soon be looking to invest: is your business ready?

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 acro…
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South Africa: the SCA provides guidance on interpretation of contracts and vis major

19 May 2020
BY Aslam Moosajee
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

19 May 2020
BY Aslam Moosajee
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 busines…
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South Africa: Life after lockdown: flexible working is here to stay

19 May 2020
BY Lauren Salt
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 …
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South Africa: COVID-19 – a new chapter in state sovereignty over natural resources?

19 May 2020
BY Edwin Berman, Ntsiki Adonisi-Kgame
Will COVID-19 usher in a new chapter in the development of the sovereignty principle?
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Mauritius newsflash

Africa regulatory ENSight | 19 May 2020
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Below, please find the links to ENSafrica's latest newsflash, covering the following topics:
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Uganda: Legal alert on the Public Health (Control of COVID-19) No. 2 (Amendment No. 2) Rules, 2020

19 May 2020
BY Phillip Karugaba, Tracy Kakongi
The Ministry of Health has passed a new statutory instrument to operationalise the directives issued by the president.
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ENSafrica: Coronavirus (COVID-19) legal update

COVID-19 | 19 May 2020
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Mauritius: You’ve got time – grace period introduced for compliance and expired EIA licences

18 May 2020
BY Valentine Mayer, Najah Abdullah Ahmed, Celine Bellouard, Diptee Kutowaroo
The amendments brought to the Environment Protection Act, 2002 (“EPA”) under the COVID-19 (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2020 (the “Act”) mainly concern the implementation of temporary measures in v…
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Mauritius: the COVID-19 (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2020, Bank of Mauritius Act and Public Debt Management Act – extreme measures to sustain the economy.

18 May 2020
BY Adrien Wong, Nashenta Vuddamalay Zindel
The global Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has created a major worldwide economic disruption and companies and corporations are facing unprecedented challenges.
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Mauritius: the regulatory impact of Covid-19 on the financial services industry

18 May 2020
BY Anushka Baurhoo, Caroline Leclézio
As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic unfolds, financial institutions and regulatory authorities around the world have responded positively by introducing unprecedented measures to alleviate …
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Mauritius: landmark changes to key provisions in employment law due to COVID-19

18 May 2020
BY Deepti Bismohun, Natasha Behary Paray, Shrivan Dabee, Valentine Mayer
The COVID-19 (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2020 has brought about certain amendments to key aspects of employment legislation in Mauritius in an attempt to alleviate the adverse economic effects of…
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Mauritius: key taxation implications of the COVID-19 Act

18 May 2020
BY Shrivan Dabee, Yashna Munbauhal
On 15 May 2020, the COVID-19 (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2020 (the “COVID-19 Act”) was adopted by Mauritian Parliament.
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