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South Africa: litigating during alert level 3 and contact details for the Johannesburg High Court

17 Jun 2020
BY Aslam Moosajee
On 1 June 2020, the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services issued directions to address, prevent and combat the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in all courts, court precincts and justice …
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Uganda Tax Appeals Tribunal rules on withholding tax due on accrued interest

09 Jun 2020
BY Celia Becker
On 26 May 2020, the Uganda Tax Appeals Tribunal (“TAT”) in the case of ATC Uganda Limited (“ATC”) vs Uganda Revenue Authority (“URA”) ruled on when an obligation for withholding tax arises and when a…
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South Africa: DA launches application to declare section 27 of the Disaster Management Act unconstitutional and invalid

09 Jun 2020
BY Aslam Moosajee, Shenaaz Munga
In this application, the DA seeks leave from the Constitutional Court for direct access in terms of section 167(6)(a) of the Constitution read together with Rule 18 of the Constitutional Court Rules.
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SCA takes firm approach to PAIA request refusals by public bodies

09 Jun 2020
BY Aslam Moosajee
A recent SCA judgment is a reminder to public bodies to diligently apply themselves when considering PAIA requests and that they bear the onus of proving that these fall within one of the recognised …
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SCA: a reminder that court orders must be construed in context

09 Jun 2020
BY Aslam Moosajee
A recent South African SCA case concerning the correct interpretation of a court order is a helpful reminder that, as with all legal documents, a court order cannot be understood apart from its conte…
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tax in brief | issue 47

09 Jun 2020
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tax in brief | issue 47
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How can firms balance imperatives of layoffs and employment equity?

05 Jun 2020
BY Lauren Salt
The detrimental effects of coronavirus and lockdown have forced many employers to consider retrenchment to stay afloat.
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Cape Talk interview

Test news category | 05 Jun 2020
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Long awaited OTC Margin Rules are now final

04 Jun 2020
BY Kelle Gagné
Almost exactly five years after the Financial Services Board released the first draft board notice on margin requirements for derivatives, the long awaited final “OTC Margin Rules” have been publishe…
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Africa regulatory ENSight

Africa regulatory ENSight | 03 Jun 2020
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South Africa: Commentary on Pretoria High Court judgment declaring the lock-down regulations invalid

03 Jun 2020
BY Aslam Moosajee
On 2 June 2020, Judge Norman Davis handed down judgment declaring the regulations promulgated in terms of section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 unconstitutional and invalid.
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Distressed M&A: You do not have to sell cheaply, but you must move quickly

02 Jun 2020
BY Justin Balkin, Tony Lee
In the coming months, we expect to see more distressed M&A resulting from companies being pressured by creditors to divest assets to pay down debt and avoid going into business rescue (or liquidation…
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South Africa: Alert level 3

02 Jun 2020
BY Aslam Moosajee
In this note, we provide an overview of various salient features of the newly issued regulations.
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South Africa: CIS exemption relating to sale and repurchase obligations

02 Jun 2020
BY Jessica Blumenthal, Johan Loubser
On 11 May 2020, issued a broad exemption to managers of collective investment schemes in securities permitting them to suspend the creation, issue, sale and repurchase of participatory interests in c…
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South Africa: Employment equity goals and targets as retrenchment selection criteria: fair and objective or a no-go?

02 Jun 2020
BY Lauren Salt
In the face of COVID-19, employers must not forget their legal obligations particularly in respect of workplace transformation.
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