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Africa tax in brief

27 Jul 2021
BY Celia Becker
ATAF issues statement on revised two-pillar solution on taxing digital economy
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Employers must follow fair procedure, even in cases of serious misconduct

27 Jul 2021
BY Prencess Mohlahlo, Naledi Raseote
A recent Constitutional Court judgment is an important reminder to employers that employees must be granted a fair opportunity to ventilate their case at a disciplinary hearing.
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South Africa (industries outside mining): Invitation of Public Comments on Draft Pressure Equipment Regulations, 2021 (for applicable workplaces that fall within the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993)

27 Jul 2021
BY Juanita Broom, Gerhardt Ehlers, Celeste Coles, Pieter Colyn, Willem le Roux, Tyla Foster, Warren Hendricks
On 9 July 2021, Notice No. 606 was published in Government Gazette No. 44822, inviting the public submit comments on the Draft Pressure Equipment Regulations, 2021
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Time to update your KYC documentation for GBC2s

20 Jul 2021
BY Adrien Wong, Nashenta Vuddamalay Zindel
Through the Finance (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018, Mauritius has made substantial legislative reforms to its financial services sector, and more specifically, its global business regime
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An employee does not have to be caught red-handed in an act of misconduct to be found culpable

20 Jul 2021
BY Claire Nolan, Itayi Gwaunza
A group of 50 striking employees confront their manager in his office. An altercation ensues, which culminates in the manager being violently assaulted.
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Employer, you missed the vaccine risk assessment deadline. Now what?

20 Jul 2021
BY Lauren Salt
The updated Consolidated Direction on Occupational Health and Safety Measures in certain Workplaces gave employers until 2 July 2021 to undertake or update their risk assessments
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Another TERS extension with payments made directly to employees

20 Jul 2021
BY Lauren Salt
In light of the recent Adjusted Alert Level 4 restrictions, the TERS has officially been extended once again for certain affected employees. The new claim period is from 16 March 2021 to 25 July 2021
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Can employers dismiss their off-duty employees for taking part in looting?

14 Jul 2021
BY Lauren Salt
With looting and violence continuing unabated in many parts of South Africa - if spotted looting while off duty, can they dismiss their employees?
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Uganda cannot register patent rights in Covidex

14 Jul 2021
BY Tracy Kakongi, Phillip Karugaba, Dr. Joanne van Harmelen
Professor Patrick Engeu Ogwang, a Ugandan pharmacist, has claimed to have invented a treatment for COVID-19 named Covidex.
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New judgment highlights importance of text, context and purpose in interpreting contracts

13 Jul 2021
BY Aslam Moosajee
The case of Capitec Bank Holdings Ltd and Another v Coral Lagoon Investments 194 (Pty) Ltd and Others is valuable as it succinctly sets out the rules relating to the interpretation of contracts.
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The SAA lockout case trilogy

13 Jul 2021
BY Brian Patterson, Nomampondo Banzi
South African Airways (SOC) Limited ("SAA") is a party to an evergreen regulating agreement between it and the South African Airways' Pilots Association ("SAAPA"), which regulates its pilots' terms a…
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Tax in Brief | Issue 67

13 Jul 2021
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please find issue 67 of ENSafrica’s tax in brief, a snapshot of the latest tax developments in South Africa.
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Telecoms and media in brief | Issue 25

13 Jul 2021
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please find issue 25 of the ENSafrica telecoms and media in brief, a snapshot of the latest tax developments in South Africa.
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Africa regulatory ENSight

Africa regulatory ENSight | 07 Jul 2021
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issue 6 of 2021
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ARIPO’s newest member: Republic of the Gambia

06 Jul 2021
BY Fae Hassan
The African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (“ARIPO”) is one of the cost effective regional systems in Africa that allows a brand holder to file a single trade mark application in differe…
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