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Ready, set, protect! Is your workplace ready for POPIA? 

02 Jul 2020
BY Suemeya Hanif, Kerry-Anne do Couto
We look at some of the key ways POPIA will affect the workplace and measures to be adopted by employers to comply. 
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Employees working from home? The crippling effects of cyberattacks you may not be prepared for

01 Jul 2020
BY Suad Jacobs
How can companies protect themselves from this scourge?
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telecoms and media in brief | issue 14

30 Jun 2020
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telecoms and media in brief | issue 14
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Fairness and reasonableness win the day: the Beadica judgment

30 Jun 2020
BY Julius Oosthuizen, Michael Katz, Dale Hutchison
The power of a court to strike down or refuse to enforce a contract that it considers to be unfair, unduly harsh or unreasonable, has been a controversial one in South African law for some time.
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Conduct standard on net asset valuation calculation and pricing for CIS portfolios published

30 Jun 2020
BY Johan Loubser, Jessica Blumenthal, Alex Taylor
The Financial Sector Conduct Authority (“FSCA”) published Conduct Standard 1 of 2020 (CIS) on 19 May 2020 (“Conduct Standard”) to address net asset value calculation and pricing for collective inves…
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The constitutional duties of independent schools, and challenges to the enforcement of a contractual term

29 Jun 2020
BY Aslam Moosajee
In AB and Another v Pridwin Preparatory School and Others, the central question was whether an independent school is entitled to terminate a contract on reasonable notice without following a hearing …
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Uganda High Court sets guidelines for informed consent required during clinical trials

29 Jun 2020
BY Phillip Karugaba
The Ugandan High Court has set out guidelines for obtaining informed consent from the subjects of human clinical drug trials.
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South Africa: Pretoria High Court rules the state must consider race when awarding COVID-19 relief funding to SMMEs

25 Jun 2020
BY Aslam Moosajee
On 19 June 2020, the Pretoria High Court handed down judgment in Democratic Alliance v President of the Republic of South Africa and Four Others
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GN 280 of 18 May 2020: Guideline for the Compilation of a Mandatory Code of Practice for the Mitigation and Management of COVID-19 Outbreak

Africa regulatory ENSight | 23 Jun 2020
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(Government Gazette No. 43335)
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tax in brief | issue 48

23 Jun 2020
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tax in brief | issue 48
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Regulatory reforms in the Ugandan telecommunications sector

23 Jun 2020
BY Donald Nyakairu, Tracy Kakongi
On 8 November 2019, the MICT released a set of regulations providing for a new licensing framework for telecommunications operators and the regulation of previously unregulated areas.
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Constitutional Court: Fairness, reasonableness and proportionality are not free-standing principles to invalidate a contract or prevent the enforcement of its terms

18 Jun 2020
BY Aslam Moosajee
On 17 June 2020, the Constitutional Court handed down an important judgment providing clarity on the contested question of the correct approach to fairness in South African contract law.
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Africa tax in brief

tax | 17 Jun 2020
BY Celia Becker
The latest tax developments across Africa
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South Africa: government opposes the DA’s application to declare section 27 of the Disaster Management Act unconstitutional and invalid

17 Jun 2020
BY Aslam Moosajee, Shenaaz Munga
The DA requests the Constitutional Court to pronounce that any declaration of a national state of disaster and any regulation or direction made or issued under section 27(2) should be laid before par…
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Does a bank have the power to place a customer’s account on hold?

15 Jun 2020
BY Aslam Moosajee, Shenaaz Munga
The relationship between a bank and its client is regulated by contract. If the contract provides for the account to be placed on hold under specific circumstances, the bank is within its rights to d…
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