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News Flash 04 July 2019 – TANZANIA – 2019-20 Budget Speech

Tanzania Budget Speech for 2019/2020 The 2019/2020 Budget speech was delivered on 13 June 2019 by the Minister for Finance and Planning, Hon Dr Philip Mpango. The budget focuses on the National Five Years Development Plan 2016/17-2020/21 to build an industrial economy and improve the citizens’ welfare. Highlights: Tanzania’s GDP in quarter 3 2018 grew […]

News Flash July 2019 – KENYA – 2019-2020 Budget Speech

Kenya Budget Speech for 2019/2020 On 13 June 2019 the Kenya Cabinet Secretary delivered the budget speech themed “Creating Jobs, Transforming Lives – Harnessing the ‘Big Four’ Plan”, i.e. universal health, affordable housing, increasing manufacturing to the economy, and improving food and nutrition security. Highlights: The Finance Bill 2019, which contains the taxation measures announced […]

New Flash 13 June 2019 -MAURITIUS – 2019-20 Budget Speech

Mauritius 2019/2020 Budget Speech On Monday, 10 June 2019, the Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Pravind Jugnauth, delivered the last Budget Speech of the present Government. Key Highlights of the Budget Speech The budget deficit is estimated to maintain course at 3.2% of GDP for financial year 2019/2020. Public Sector Debt […]

InfoByte – Fibbing on your CV could land you in jail

The recently adopted National Qualifications Framework Amendment Bill has been sent to President Cyril Ramaphosa for assent and once he signs it into law, South Africans who are found guilty of qualification misrepresentation on their CVs could face a harsh fine, up to five years in prison, or both. According to the proposed legislation, public […]

InfoByte – Is it legal to record your employees’ conversations?

Secretly recording a conversation to which you are party is not illegal, according to Section 4 of the Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-Related Information Act (RICA). This means that companies may be within their rights to secretly record conversations with employees and use that information against them in a court of […]

News Flash 04 June 2019 – SOUTH AFRICA – Unemployment Insurance Fund Update

Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) in the process of finalizing the development of systems to implement Parental and Commissioning Parental benefits On 23 November 2018 President Cyril Ramaphosa signed the Labour Laws Amendment Bill into Act, thus effecting amendments to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act and the Unemployment Insurance Act of 2001. Although the Labour […]

News Flash 30 May 2019 – KENYA – NHDF implementation delayed

The Kenya National Housing Development Fund (NHDF) implementation delayed On Monday, 27 May 2019, the implementation of the NHDF levy has been extended by the Employment and Labour Relations Court, barring the government from implementing the disputed 1.5% housing levy. The housing levy was to take effect in May following a public notice by the […]