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Africa tax in brief

tax | 21 Apr 2020
BY Celia Becker
The latest tax developments across Africa
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South African crypto asset regulatory framework proposed

tax | 21 Apr 2020
BY Megan McCormack, Jo-Paula Roman
The Crypto Assets Regulatory Working Group (“CAR WG”) of the Intergovernmental Fintech Working Group (“IFWG”) has released its long-anticipated position paper on crypto assets.
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South Africa: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and privacy concerns in your school

technology, media and telecommunications | 21 Apr 2020
BY Era Gunning, Wilmari Strachan
In light of the declaration of a National State of Disaster as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it is now likely that schools and further learning institutions in South Africa will re…
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South Africa: amendments to the lockdown regulations: take-home points for employers

employment | 17 Apr 2020
BY Lauren Salt
On 16 April 2020, the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs issued a notice which amended several material aspects of the lockdown regulations issued in terms of section 27(2) of…
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South Africa: A new Online Portal and Easy Aid Guides for applying to the C19 TERS

employment | 16 Apr 2020
BY Lauren Salt
In the wake of the rapid developments to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Temporary Relief Scheme (“C19 TERS”) in the past few weeks, it is critical that employers remain informed and up-to-date on the lat…
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Compensation for loss arising from protected strikes: some thoughts on an employer’s options

employment | 14 Apr 2020
BY Peter le Roux
A strike, and employees’ actions during a strike, will almost inevitably cause an employer losses.
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South Africa: Cost-cutting employment alternatives to retrenchment following the extended lockdown

employment | 14 Apr 2020
BY Brian Patterson, Audrey Johnson
Like many other countries worldwide, South Africa went into a 21-day national lockdown on 27 March, in an effort to help slow down the spread of the Coronavirus
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“Control” and Computer Programs – who owns the copyright?

IP | 07 Apr 2020
BY Waldo Steyn
On 1 April 2020, the Supreme Court of Appeal (“SCA”) granted an appeal against an order of Acting Justice Kose in the Cape Town High Court in favour of The Agricultural Research Council (ARC) (Bergh …
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The name’s Boss, Hugo Boss

IP | 07 Apr 2020
BY Delene Bertasso
A British comedian by the name of Joe Lycett recently changed his name to Hugo Boss – he did this formally, as in by deed poll.
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South Africa: the impact of the Draft Disaster Management Tax Relief Administration Bill, 2020 on the time periods for tax matters

tax | 07 Apr 2020
BY Taryn Solomon
The Draft Disaster Management Tax Relief Administration Bill, 2020 (“Bill”) was released for public comment on 1 April 2020 and once signed into law, will take effect from that date.
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South Africa: Coronavirus (COVID-19) | obligations and roles of the electronic communications sector amended

technology, media and telecommunications | 07 Apr 2020
BY Wilmari Strachan
Directions pertaining to the communications sector were issued on 26 March 2020 by the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies, to ensure the smooth operations of the electronic communica…
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South Africa: tax considerations arising from the impact of COVID-19 on contractual obligations

tax | 07 Apr 2020
BY Robert Gad, Megan McCormack, Jo-Paula Roman
Our firm has published several articles (link here) in relation to the impact of COVID-19 on the contractual obligations of parties, mainly due to the promulgation of emergency legislation impacting …
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Assessing the fairness of promotion decisions: the Labour Appeal Court’s approach

employment | 06 Apr 2020
BY Kara Barnard
Disputes arising from an employer’s failure to promote an employee have become an established feature in South African workplaces, especially in the public sector.
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WIPO leadership: the fox guarding the henhouse

IP | 06 Apr 2020
BY André J Maré
A fierce fight for the leadership of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (”WIPO”) reflects an ever-growing recognition of the importance of IP.
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The drugs (pricing policy) don’t work, they just make it worse

IP | 06 Apr 2020
BY André J Maré
A recent report published by the White House Council of Economic Advisers (“CEA”) on drug pricing in the United States of America has put the cost of medicine firmly back in the spotlight
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