May 2020

SI 2020-121 Customs and Excise (Tariff) (Amendment) Notice, 2020 (No. 17) Correcting Statutory Instrument 118 of 2020

IT is hereby notified that the Minister of Finance and Economic Development has, in terms of section 225 of the Customs and Excise Act [Chapter 23:02], made the following notice:—

1. (1) This notice may be cited as the Customs and Excise (Tariff) (Amendment) Notice, 2020 (No. 17). (2) This notice shall come into effect on 22nd May, 2020.

SI 2020-120 Collective Bargaining Agreement - Insurance and Pensions Industry

IT is hereby notified, in terms of section 80 of the Labour Act [Chapter 28:01], that the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare has approved the publication of the Collective Bargaining Agreement set out in the Schedule which further amends the agreement published in Statutory Instrument 146 of 2016, registered in terms of section 79 of the Labour Act.
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SI 2020-117 Broadcasting Services (Community and Campus Radio Broadcasting Services) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020 (No. 1)

IT is hereby notified that the Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services has, in terms of section 46(6) of the Broadcasting Services Act [Chapter 12:06], made the following regulations:—

1. These regulations may be cited as the Broadcasting Services (Community and Campus Radio Broadcasting Services) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020 (No. 1).

SI 2020-116 Broadcasting Services (Licensing and Content) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020 (No. 4)

IT is hereby notified that the Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services has, in terms of section 46(6) of the Broadcasting Services Act [Chapter 12:06], made the following regulations:—

1. These regulations may be cited as the Broadcasting Services (Licensing and Content) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020 (No. 4).

COURT WATCH 07/2020 - High Court Protects Value of US Dollar Deposits

COURT WATCH 7/2020

[26th May 2020]

High Court Protects Value of US Dollar Deposits

In an important judgment delivered on the 14th May, High Court Judge Happias Zhou declared that a directive issued by the Reserve Bank under the Exchange Control Act was unconstitutional because, by converting existing bank deposits from US dollars to RTGS dollars at a rate of one US dollar to one RTGS dollar, it effectively devalued the deposits.

SI 2020-115 Public Health (COVID-19 Prevention, Containment and Treatment) (National Lockdown) (Amendment) Order, 2020 (No. 9)

IT is hereby notified that the Minister of Health and Child Care has, in terms of section 8(1) of the Public Health (COVID-19 Prevention, Containment and Treatment) Regulations, 2020 (published in Statutory Instrument 77 of 2020) made the following order:—
1. This order may be cited as the Public Health (COVID-19 Prevention, Containment and Treatment) (National Lockdown) (Amendment) Order, 2020 (No. 9).

SI 2020-114 Customs and Excise (Suspension) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020 (No. 232)

IT is hereby notified that the Minister of Finance and Economic Development has, in terms of section 235 as read with section 120 of the Customs and Excise Act [Chapter 23:02], made the following regulations:—
1. These regulations may be cited as the Customs and Excise (Suspension) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020 (No. 232).

SI 2020-113 Collective Bargaining Agreement- Agricultural Industry

IT is hereby notified that the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare has, in terms of section 80(1) of the Labour Act [Chapter 28:01], approved the publication of the Collective Bargaining Agreement set out in the Schedule and registered in terms of section 79 of the Labour Act [Chapter 28:01].
SCHEDULE
NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT COUNCIL FOR THE

SI 2020-112 Collective Bargaining Agreement- Agricultural Industry

IT is hereby notified that the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare has, in terms of section 80(1) of the Labour Act [Chapter 28:01], approved the publication of the Collective Bargaining Agreement set out in the Schedule and registered in terms of section 79 of the Labour Act [Chapter 28:01].
SCHEDULE
NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT COUNCIL FOR THE

SI 2020-111 Collective Bargaining Agreement- Agricultural Industry

IT is hereby notified that the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare has, in terms of section 80(1) of the Labour Act [Chapter 28:01], approved the publication of the Collective Bargaining Agreement set out in the Schedule and registered in terms of section 79 of the Labour Act [Chapter 28:01].
SCHEDULE
NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT COUNCIL FOR THE

Cabinet Decision Matrix 2020-16

The Chairman of the Ad-Hoc Inter-Ministerial Task Force on COVID-19, Honourable Vice President K.C.D. Mohadi presented the weekly report on the national preparedness and response to the COVID-19 Outbreak, which was adopted by Cabinet. Cabinet noted with satisfaction the progress in mass testing evidenced by the increase in the number of COVID-19 tests to 31 589 as at 17 May, 2020, up from the 23 096 recorded as at 10 May, 2020. The country has to date registered forty-eight (48) COVID-19 confirmed cases, inclusive of eighteen (18) recoveries and four(4) deaths.

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