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  JULY 2021 – SOUTH AFRICA UIF TERS It is important that employers note the following: Minister of Employment and Labour issues direction to pay Covid-19 TERS benefits On Friday, 16 July 2021 the Department of Labour and Employment released a media statement to announce the third phase of Covid-19 Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme (TERS)...

  JULY 2021 – BOTSWANA | TANZANIA TAX CHANGES It is important that employers note the following: Botswana tax changes Following the Budget Speech delivered in February 2021, the Income Tax Amendment Act 2021 and the Income Tax (Amendment) Act Commencement Order 2021 were published in June 2021. The Act gives the full tax rates...

  JULY 2021 – SOUTH AFRICA POPI ACT and PAIA – INFORMATION REGULATOR NOTICES It is important that employers note the following: Commencement of certain sections of the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act The Information Regulator has extended the commencement date of section 58(2) of the POPI Act, 2013 provision that requires organisations to...

  JUNE 2021 – NIGERIA | UGANDA | ZIMBABWE LEGISLATIVE NOTICES It is important that employers note the following:NIGERIA Naira-denominated tax returns The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has introduced an e-filing tax administration solution (TaxPro-Max) platform to enable smooth registration, filing, payment and automated credits of withholding tax and other credits to taxpayers’ accounts....

  JUNE 2021 – KENYA | MAURITIUS | TANZANIA | UGANDA BUDGET SPEECHES and LEGISLATION CHANGES It is important that employers note the following: KENYA 2021/2022 Budget speech and tax changes The following are highlights from the Kenyan government’s budget for the 2021/22 fiscal year, as presented to Parliament by Finance Minister Ukur Yatani on...

  JUNE 2021 – SOUTH AFRICA ELECTRONIC FORM OF RECORD-KEEPING It is important that employers note the following: Draft public notice regarding electronic record-keeping On 3 June 2021 the South African Revenue Service (SARS) published the draft public notice whereby the SARS Commissioner prescribed the electronic form in which records, books of account and documents...

  JUNE 2021 – SOUTH AFRICA COVID-19 VACCINATION IN THE WORKPLACE It is important that employers note the following:Consolidated direction on Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) measures Government Gazette No. 44700 was published on 11 June 2021 to issue a consolidated direction on OHS measures in the workplace. The new consolidated OHS direction provides employers...

  JUNE 2021 – BOTSWANA | GHANA | MALAWI | NAMIBIA LEGISLATION NEWS It is important that employers note the following:Botswana budget speech and tax changes Highlights ·        Global GDP growth is projected to fall from +2.8% in 2019 to -3.5% in 2020, before increasing to 5.5% in 2021. ·        The overall budget deficit is...

JUNE 2021 – SOUTH AFRICA UIF CONTRIBUTION LIMIT It is important that employers note the following:   Unemployment Insurance Contribution limit effective date Government Gazette No. 44641 was published on Friday, 28 May 2021 to announce the effective date and limit on the remuneration amount for contribution purposes in terms of the Unemployment Insurance Contributions...

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  OCTOBER 2020 – NON-SA COUNTRIES RECENT LEGISLATION CHANGES: MALAWI, MAURITIUS & ZAMBIA It is important that employers note the following: Malawi PAYE changes With reference to the Provisional Budget Statement for Malawi 2020/2021 and an announcement made by the Finance Minister on 11 September 2020, the Malawi Government has proposed an increase in the...

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