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SOUTH AFRICA: MASKS AND OTHER HEALTH REQUIREMENTS IN THE WORKPLACE – WHAT NOW? Employment and Benefits

On Wednesday 22 June 2022, the Minister of Health repealed, with immediate effect, certain regulations relating to the Surveillance and the Control of Notifiable Medical Conditions, made in terms...

Fri, Jun 24, 2022
SOUTH AFRICA: MASKS HAVE FALLEN IN THE WORKPLACE Employment and Benefits

On 22 June 2022, the South African Minister of Health published a notice in the Government Gazette in terms of which regulations to contain the spread of COVID-19 relating to the wearing of face...

Thu, Jun 23, 2022
KENYA: HIGH COURT DETERMINES THE RIGHT TO ACCESS TO INFORMATION FROM STATE BODIES AND THE ENFORCEMENT OF CONTRACTUAL NON-DISCLOSURE CLAUSES Litigation and Arbitration

The High Court has in a recent judgment determined the scope of the constitutional right to access to information under Article 35 (1) and the ability of parties to rely on contractual...

Thu, Jun 23, 2022
KENYA: DELVING INTO TELECOMMUNICATIONS – DEALING WITH CLIENTS IN THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SECTOR Technology, Media and Telecommunications

As highlighted in our previous feature, the telecommunications sector is highly regulated in Kenya with the  Communications Authority (CA) being the mandated body to enforce KICA and its...

Wed, Jun 22, 2022
MAURITIUS: FSC PUBLISHES GUIDELINES AND FEES FOR VIRTUAL ASSETS AND INITIAL TOKEN OFFERINGS Corporate Services

Following the coming into force of the Virtual Asset and Initial Token Offering Services Act 2021 on 7 February 2022, the Financial Services Commission (FSC) issued The Financial Services...

Tue, Jun 21, 2022
KENYA: THE HIGH COURT UPHOLDS THAT TITHES, OFFERINGS, AND DONATIONS TO CHURCHES AND NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS ARE NOT SUBJECT TO TAX Tax

In a Judgement delivered by the High Court on 31st May 2022 in the case of Commissioner of Domestic Taxes vs Thika Road Baptist Church Ministries (HCCOMMITA/E024/2021) (being an appeal by the...

Tue, Jun 21, 2022
ZAMBIA: REGULATORY DEVELOPMENTS ON CYBER SECURITY Corporate Services

In April 2021 a new law with wide-ranging implications for all businesses was passed in Zambia, the Cyber Security and Cyber Crimes Act, 2021 (Act). Whilst the Act made it clear that critical...

Wed, Jun 15, 2022
TANZANIA: 2022/23 NATIONAL BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS Tax

The Minister for Finance and Planning Hon. Mwigulu Lameck Nchemba delivered his National Budget Speech on 14 June 2022 with the theme ‘Accelerating Economic Recovery and Enhancing Productive...

Wed, Jun 15, 2022
KENYA: COURT CLARIFIES THE WITHHOLDING TAX LIABILITY ON PAYERS FOR PERIOD BETWEEN JUNE 2016 TO NOVEMBER 2019 Tax

In a ruling delivered by the High Court on 13 May 2022 in the case of Commissioner of Domestic Taxes Department v Pevans East Africa Limited and Shop and Deliver Limited and 5 Others...

Tue, Jun 14, 2022

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SOUTH AFRICA: LONG-HELD LEGAL POSITION ON CONSTRUCTION PERFORMANCE BONDS MAY NOT BE CAST IN STONE

A long-standing legal position in South Africa’s construction industry is that the terms of an underlying construction contract is irrelevant to a court when deciding interdict proceedings in...

31 May 2022 12:00
SOUTH AFRICAN EMPLOYERS MUST APPROACH FOREIGN REMOTE WORKING WITH THEIR EYES OPEN

Employers worldwide are grappling with a new trend – the employment law implications when employees want to continue working for them, but from another country.

Remote working from foreign...

31 May 2022 12:00

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Legal Matters: Bullying in the workplace – a form of discrimination which must be eliminated

Partner, Sibusiso Dube, joined 702's Aubrey Masango for a conversation on bullying in the workplace. 

The Bowmans Shipping Podcast #9: Trade, Commodities and the War in Ukraine

In this episode, Jeremy Prain speaks to Andrew Buchmann, a partner in the commodities team at international law firm, Hill Dickinson.
 
Andrew (a Bowmans alumnus) is an expert in the field of...

POWER 98.7 – Power Up: Urgent Labour Court application to declare mandatory vaccination policy unlawful struck off the roll

In a judgment delivered by the Labour Court on 2 February 2022, an urgent application to declare an employer’s mandatory vaccination policy unlawful was struck off the court roll for lack of...

The Bowmans Shipping Podcast #8: Captain Ann Till – A pioneer at sea and ashore

In the latest instalment, partner Jeremy Prain, talks to Capt. Ann Till - the Chief Vessel Operator for Ocean Infinity. They discuss the brave new world of autonomous ships; what it's like to be a...

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