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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 Nicole Gabryk, Era Gunning, Ridwaan Boda
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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tax in brief | issue 36

tax | 01 Oct 2019
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tax in brief | issue 36
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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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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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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 Fae Hassan
An influx in the sale of cannabis products in South Africa has caused much confusion among consumers.
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telecoms and media in brief | issue 6

technology, media and telecommunications | 25 Sep 2019
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telecoms and media in brief | issue 6
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Explosion of merger police

19 Sep 2019
BY Richardt van Rensburg, Sazi Madlala
Merger control regimes grow to 21 in Africa with more to come
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Admitting hearsay evidence: the legal principles

employment | 17 Sep 2019
BY Hlengiwe Mahlangu
Despite developments in our law over the years, it seems that parties to an arbitration still have misconceptions on whether or not hearsay evidence is admissible in arbitration proceedings.
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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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Offshore Trusts: the basic considerations and recent amendments

tax | 10 Sep 2019
BY Hanneke Farrand
The world of offshore trusts is now more dynamic than ever. The benefits of trusts as effective tools for the preservation of assets for future generations has been commonly known and accepted for de…
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