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Mandatory vaccination: What has the new Code of Practice changed?

On 15 March 2022, the Department of Employment and Labour issued a Code of Practice on managing exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace (the “New Code”). The New Code is to take effect on the date that the Declaration of a National State o..

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Ghana: Governing law and jurisdiction clauses in cross-border facility agreements

Local entities are increasingly relying on foreign banks for debt financing to meet the capital requirements of their business. In lending to local entities, foreign lenders consistently require a res..

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Interdicts against violent strikers: what does the future hold?

As strike season approaches, a recent decision handed down by South Africa’s Constitutional Court shows why it’s important for employers to identify (as far as possible) specific employees who engage ..

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What you need to know about NFTs and smart contracts

A non-fungible token, often referred to as an NFT, is a digital asset that represents real-world objects such as art, music, and videos on a blockchain. Some examples of NFTs include the Nyan Cat gif, Twitter founder Jack Dorsey's first original tweet, and a video o..

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Rental Income Tax

Following the Minister of Finance pronouncements in his 2021 budget speech, effective 1 January 2022, rental income now falls under the turnover tax regime with the obligation t..

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Dispute resolution under Ghana’s Payment Systems Act

Fintech and electronic payment systems have swept through the Ghanaian financial sector, bringing efficiency and access to consumers, as well as opportunity to service providers.

 

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Mandatory vaccinations in the workplace: SA’s CCMA hands down an important decision

South Africa’s primary dispute resolution body, the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (“CCMA”) has issued its first award in respect of an employee refusing to vaccinate in the face of the employer’s mandatory vaccination policy.

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Trade liberalization in Africa and arbitration clauses in cross-border agreements

The African Continental Free Trade Area or AfCFTA”, launched last year in terms of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement, created the la..

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The regulation of open banking in South Africa

“Open banking” involves the use of an application programming interface (“API”) and open-source technology to allow third-party developers, such as fintechs, to access data traditionally held by banks and develop applications or services around such data.

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