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New SARB Directive: reporting on material information technology and/or cyber incidents

technology, media and telecommunications | 17 Sep 2019
BY Rakhee Dullabh
The Prudential Authority ("PA") has issued a new Directive, the Directive 2/2019 Reporting on Material Information Technology and/or Cyber Incidents.
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ARB, not staying soft

IP | 26 Sep 2019
BY Gaelyn Scott
It has became increasingly common for brand owners to take trade mark-style disputes to the ASA rather than to the courts, given that the ASA is both cheaper and quicker.
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Trade marks: if there’s no room at the inn, isn’t it time for a different approach?

IP | 26 Sep 2019
BY Manisha Bugwandeen-Doorasamy
Brand owners know it. Brand creation firms know it. Trade mark professionals know it. So isn’t it time we started talking about it? Better still, started doing something about it?
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Dapper Dan: knockups rather than knock-offs

IP | 26 Sep 2019
BY Ilse du Plessis
Counterfeiters...we all know what they’re like! Nasty sorts who knowingly deceive and rip-off consumers
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Weeding out the old

IP | 26 Sep 2019
BY Ferosa-Fae Hassan
An influx in the sale of cannabis products in South Africa has caused much confusion among consumers.
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Patents – weird and wonderful!

IP | 27 Sep 2019
BY Hugo Biermann
A recent article entitled Why Are There So Many Weird Tech Patents? by Rose Eveleth has an interesting take on patents. It suggests that the conventional wisdom behind the patent system is only half …
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tax treatment of capitalisation of interest in Rwanda

tax | 30 Sep 2019
BY Dieudonné Nzafashwanayo
Financing transactions often involve the capitalisation of interest, i.e. adding unpaid interest to the principal loan amount, which increases the principal amount on which interest subsequently accr…
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Ugandan High Court sets guidelines for mortgagees exercising their right of sale of mortgaged property

Africa regulatory ENSight | 08 Oct 2019
BY Phillip Karugaba
A recent Ugandan High Court decision has set out good practice requirements for a mortgagee in exercising their right to sell mortgaged land upon default by a mortgagor.
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Section 200B of the Labour Relations Act: The Labour Appeal Court’s interpretation

employment | 08 Oct 2019
BY Siphamandla Dube
One of the important amendments to the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (“LRA”) which came into effect on 1 January 2015 was the insertion of section 200B into the LRA. Section 200B of the LRA provides tha…
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Why a comprehensive Incident Response Plan is worth the hack

technology, media and telecommunications | 08 Oct 2019
BY Ridwaan Boda, Era Gunning, Nicole Gabryk
South Africa has seen a massive spike in cyber-attacks in recent years, with a 22% increase in the first quarter of 2019 alone (according to Kaspersky Lab, a global security company).
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Cyber-breach: what the hack now?

technology, media and telecommunications | 16 Oct 2019
BY Ridwaan Boda, Era Gunning, Nicole Gabryk
While South Africa currently does not have a specific data protection legislation in force, it should, however, be noted that the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), directly …
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Taking the panic out of a data breach

technology, media and telecommunications | 22 Oct 2019
BY Ridwaan Boda, Era Gunning, Nicole Gabryk
If you think your organisation has never experienced a data breach, it may be time to reconsider
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“Internet Censorship Bill” signed into law

technology, media and telecommunications | 08 Oct 2019
BY Wilmari Strachan
On 2 October 2019, President Cyril Ramaphosa signed the Films and Publications Amendment Bill (“the Bill”) into law.
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Africa tax in brief

tax | 22 Oct 2019
BY Celia Becker
The latest tax developments across Africa
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Can you be dismissed for secretly recording your boss?: UK Employment Tribunal weighs in

employment | 22 Oct 2019
BY Brian Patterson
How often have you been in a meeting and decided to press “record” on your cell-phone to avoid having to take copious notes?
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