Author: MawereSibanda Communications

NEWSFLASH: Extension of time for companies to re-register

The period within which all companies and private business corporations must re-register in terms of the new Companies and Other Business Entities Act has now been extended to 13th February 2023. Under the new the Companies Act, all companies and private business corporations were supposed to re-register by 13th February 2021 failing which they would […]

Corporate Advisory |

Recent Supreme Court decision in the matter of Emma Kundishora v Zimbabwe Red Cross Society SC 48/20 sets out limits of the Turquand Rule with regards to former employees who are aware of the internal processes of previous employer organisations

Brief facts of the case Emma Kundishora (the Appellant) was employed by Zimbabwe Red Cross Society (the Respondent) as the Secretary General. The Appellant was suspended from her employment pending investigation into and assessment of her performance. She chose to resign from the organisation. In acknowledging the resignation, the acting president of the organisation set […]

Employment Law |

New statutory measures on the protection of domestic and international investments in Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwe Investment Development Agency Act [Chapter 14:37] (hereinafter Z.I.D.A Act) became law on 7 February 2020. It heralds a new legal regime whose intention is to restore investor confidence in Zimbabwe. The Z.I.D.A Act repealed the Zimbabwe Investment Authority Act [Chapter 14:30] (Z.I.A), Special Economic Zones Act [Chapter 14:34] and Joint Ventures Act [Chapter […]

How trade secrets can bring value to your business

Hush – hush! – It is a trade secret. Business in the modern world has become cutthroat and to remain competitive and to meet the ever evolving customer demands, businesses are being forced to innovate and improve their product offerings and services. The said innovation is driven by information which if it lands in the […]

Intellectual Property |

Vacancy: Accounting Intern

Position: Accounting Intern Position Overview The main purpose of the position is to assist in the accounting department. The accounting intern shall also perform a variety of support office duties that may be required. Responsibilities: Paying suppliersReceiving paymentsData CapturingCreating/Closing client filesFilingPreparation of reportsAny other accounting duties Personal Attributes Good interpersonal skillsGood communications skillsAttention to detailGood […]

Jobs |

Mozambique joins the Banjul System

With effect from 15 August 2020, brand owners can use the Banjul system to protect their marks in Mozambique and ten other countries by filing one application and paying one set of fees. On 15 May 2020, Mozambique deposited its instrument of accession to the Banjul Protocol on Marks with the Director General of ARIPO, […]

Guidelines for Reopening of Businesses – Level 2 Lockdown

Following the announcement of the further extension of the national lockdown to the 17th May 2020, The Minister of Health published the Public Health (COVID – 19 Prevention, Containment and Treatment) (National Lockdown) (Amendment) Order, 2020 (No. 5) (Statutory Instrument 99 of 2020). This order must be read alongside the guidelines set by the Ministry […]

COVID-19 Client Support |

What You Need to Know about the Deferral of Rental Mortgage During Lockdown

On 29th April 2020, the President of Zimbabwe issued the Presidential Powers (Temporary Measures) (Deferral of Rent and Mortgage Payments During National Lockdown) Regulations, 2020[1] on account that the national lockdown had put many people on forced leave from employment and therefore the people were unable to pay for their rentals and mortgage payment for […]

A brief look into how COVID-19 will affect court operations in Zimbabwe

Practice Direction 1 of 2020 – An intervention to control court processes in light of COVID 19 What happens to pending matters before the Courts? The COVID 19 has resulted in serious disruptions to court matters. Pursuant to the decree of a National Lock Down by the President, the judiciary through the Chief Justice issued […]

COVID-19 Client Support |