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Battling COVID-19: Mechanisms for Access to Antiviral Products and Diagnostics
ENSafrica, November 2020

IP landscape While the world is in the grip of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, the patenting of pharmaceutical and biological compositions and the launch of generic products is even more hotly debated than before, particularly in the world's developing and least-developed countries. For many years, in the context of the devastating local HIV epidemic, organisations such as the Treatment Action Campaign and Medicines Sans Frontiers have challenged the government on the inadequacy of local IP laws to provide access to medicines...

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Mauritius: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact on Financial Institutions
ENSafrica, April 2020

The outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the incidental measures adopted by the Mauritian government represent serious potential impact for financial institutions in general. Below, we examine the recourses available to borrowers facing financial hardship as a result of the pandemic and its aftermath. We consider only credit facilities, that is, agreements by which financial institutions advance money to their clients for repayment either in instalments or at term. MEASURES IMPLEMENTED FOLLOWING DECISION OF THE GOVERNMENT/THE REGULATOR The Mauritian Government has announced several measures to alleviate the obligations of borrowers in response to the Pandemic...

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When Should the Labour Court Intervene in a Retrenchment Process?
ENSafrica, April 2020

Economists predict that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will lead to retrenchments on an unprecedented scale on the back of an already weak economy. It is likely that unions, when confronted with proposals to retrench, will approach the consultation process envisaged in section 189 and section 189A of the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (“LRA”) with more rigour. Section 189A(13) Of importance in this regard is section 189A(13) of the LRA. It provides unions seeking to challenge the fairness of a consultation process with an important remedy...

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ENSafrica: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Legal Update
ENSafrica, April 2020

employment Update to C19 TERS and tax treatment of C19 TERS benefit Lauren Salt (ENSafrica Employment) and Arnaaz Camay (ENSafrica Tax) summarise the latest amendments to the COVID-19 Temporary Relief Scheme (“C19 TERS”), 2020 directive. They also consider the tax implications of C19 TERS benefits. Clickhereto read the full article...

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South Africa: Coronavirus (COVID-19) - How to Avoid Vicarious Liability for Data Protection Breaches by Employees in an Online Environment during Lockdowns
ENSafrica, April 2020

The UK’s highest court recently ruled that Morrisons, a supermarket group, was not vicariously liable for the criminal act of an employee with a grudge who leaked the payroll data of about 100 000 members of staff. Many companies sighed in relief on hearing that the Supreme Court of Appeal did not hold Morrisons vicariously liable. Vicarious liability is the legal principle of holding someone responsible for the acts or omissions of another, and it is most often applied in the employer-employee context. The principle is an equitable one and is common in most jurisdictions, including South Africa...

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