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On the CCMA vaccination dismissal ruling: Employers should be cautious in celebrating the outcome of Goldrush

The recent CCMA ruling that looked at the fairness of a dismissal of an employee refusing to vaccinate, the first of such cases, has sparked a growing and interesting debate regarding the ways in which employee-vaccination-related dismissals could be handled within corpor..

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Webber Wentzel

South Africa's Procurement Regulatory Regime finds itself in muddy waters

Regulatory uncertainty abounds in the procurement space after the recent Constitutional Court judgment upholding the Supreme Court of Appeal's decision to invalidate the 2017 Preferential Procurement Regulations.

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Sal & Caldeira Advogados

Amendments to the Public Procurement Regulation

Procurement by public entities has undergone various changes over the years. Decree-Law no. 48817, of 19 February 1969, applied in Mozambique through Ordinance no. 555/71, of 12 October, which approved the Construction and Provision of Public Works Regulation, was updated..

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Famous and well known marks action : AELEX successfully defends Mandarin

In a landmark judgement delivered on 10th March 2022, the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja dismissed an Appeal seeking to set aside the ruling of the Registrar of Trademarks in respect of the opposition to Mandarin Oriental Hotels’ (Mandarin) trademark appli..

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FB Attorneys

Penal Code and other laws amended

On 8 March 2022, the Written Laws (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act, No. 1 of 2022 (the Act) came into force. The Act aims at effecting amendments in various laws including the Criminal Procedure Act (CPA), the Economic and Organized Crimes Control Act, the National Prosecution..
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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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South Africa: Number portability regulations come into effect

On 7 March 2022, the Number Portability Regulations, 2018 (Number Portability Regulations) published by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) under the Electronic Communications Act 36 of 2005 (the ECA) came into eff..

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

The Whistleblower Protection Bill 2021: An attempt to cure the cycle of corruption in Kenya

Corruption in Kenya has been cited as one of the key factors negatively affecting the country’s socio-economic development. The Kenya Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission estimates that a third of the country’s annual budget is embezzled in corrupt deals with colossal am..

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Effects of the Central Bank of Kenya (Amendment) Act, 2021 on Digital Credit/Lenders Businesses

On 7th December 2021, Parliament enacted The Central Bank of Kenya (Amendment) Act of 2021 effectively providing the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) with the powers to license and oversight the previously unregulated digital credit providers.

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