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Govt to appeal retrenchments ruling

Govt to appeal retrenchments ruling

. . . as job losses mount Andrew Kathindi Attorney General, Festus Mbandeka has said government will appeal the ruling of the High Court, which prevents government from barring employers from retrenching and slashing salaries during the COVID-19 lockdown. “After a thorough legal assessment of the judgment and taking into account its implications on the interpretation and implementation of Article 26 of the Constitution, Government will certainly appeal as a matter of principle,” Mbandeka said. This comes as job losses have continued to skyrocket following the High Court ruling last month. As part of state of emergency regulations, President Hage…
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Indemnity forms won’t save schools – AG

Indemnity forms won’t save schools – AG

Andrew Kathindi Indemnity forms that some private schools have been forcing parents to sign before readmitting their children will not save them should a child contract COVID-19 as a result of their negligence, Attorney General, Festus Mbandeka, has informed Windhoek Observer. This comes as certain schools have been forcing parents to sign indemnity forms in order for them not to be held liable should a learner contract COVID-19 while in their care. “Generally, indemnity forms or clauses are not illegal per se, however if someone suffers a loss as a result of failure or negligence caused by a person seeking…
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