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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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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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Constitutional Court: The OUTA principle applies to the Public Protector, and two further legal developments

15 Jun 2020
BY Aslam Moosajee
The court has accepted that a litigant can approach a court to obtain a “suspension order”, without satisfying the ordinary requirements for an interdict, provided that the considerations of justice …
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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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tax in brief | issue 47

09 Jun 2020
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tax in brief | issue 47
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South Africa: Zoom and section 189 consultations

09 Jun 2020
BY Brian Patterson, Shivani Moodley
This judgment reflects that our courts are taking judicial notice of a new normal that has emerged as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Draft conditions for pension funds’ use of derivatives published for comment

09 Jun 2020
BY Kelle Gagné
On 8 June 2020, the FSCA published a draft conduct standard titled “Conditions for Investment in Derivative Instruments for Pension Funds", by which the FSCA would regulate the parameters for pension…
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