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Use of biometrics to monitor attendance of employees

On 9 April 2015 the Information and Communications Technologies Appeal Tribunal in Mauritius handed down a decision in Alteo Limited v Data Protection Office. The Tribunal held that the use of fingerprints for attendance purposes not expressly consented to by the employee was not in compliance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act...

By Ammar Oozeer and Arvin Halkhoree 21 Apr 2015 08:41

Constructive dismissal in Botswana

Constructive dismissal is simply a situation when an employer creates such working conditions (or so changes the terms of the employment contract) that the affected employee has no choice but to resign. In such cases the employee retains the right to receive compensation as having been dismissed unfairly...

By Keolebogile Mugabe 16 Apr 2015 11:10

Taxation of capital gains earned in Mozambique by non-residents

In this article we briefly discuss the taxation of capital gains earned in Mozambique by non-resident taxpayers, with specific focus on the petroleum and mining sectors and the legislation regulating these sectors...

By Tânia Santhim 16 Apr 2015 11:17

Retrenchments and the Botswana Employment Act

Section 25(1) of the Botswana Employment Act Cap 47:01 provides that, where an employer terminates contracts of employment for the purpose of reducing the size of his workforce, he shall do so in respect of each category of employee, whenever reasonably practicable, in accordance with the principle commonly known as first in last out..

By Thabiso Tafila 16 Apr 2015 11:30

Criminal libel has no place in law books

He has made it his mission 'to expose, through my investigations, the scourge of corruption, which is robbing (Angola) of billions of dollars a year': journalist and human rights activist Rafael Marques de Morais...

By Anton Harber 20 Mar 2015 07:36

Al Jazeera slams trial delay

CAIRO, EGYPT: Al Jazeera has slammed the second delay in the trial of its two remaining journalists still in custody in the Egyptian capital...

10 Mar 2015 06:13

Burundi set to ease media restrictions

BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI: BD Live reports Burundi's national assembly has approved a draft media law, backtracking from contentious 2013 legislation that was denounced by reporters and rights groups...

9 Mar 2015 09:54

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015 09:17

Pistorius advert gets most complaints ever in Britain

LONDON, UK: An advertisement making light of the trial of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius received by far the most complaints ever in Britain, the advertising watchdog said on Friday...

23 Feb 2015 07:20

Media leak: Africans who have stashed their money in HSBC Switzerland

Eritrea is not exactly the Africa's or the world's richest country, yet the biggest single African client is in Eritrea...

18 Feb 2015 09:19

A new era of fashion: an African perspective

In the words of famed fashion designer Alexander McQueen, 'It's a new era in fashion - there are no rules. It's all about the individual and personal style...'

By Tiffany Conley 28 Jan 2015 07:23

Ethiopia clamps down on independent media

AfricaWatch: The Ethiopian government is clamping down on independent media, claims HRW, as reported by Mail & Guardian (Video)...

23 Jan 2015 06:38

World's press condemns attack against Charlie Hebdo

WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum condemn yesterday's attack against French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo that has left 12 dead and at least four seriously wounded (Video)...

8 Jan 2015 07:40

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