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Zambia: Regulatory developments on cyber security

Following the requirement to disclose beneficial ownership (BO) information through the amendment of the Companies Act vide the Finance Act, No. 8 of 1 July 2020 and the subsequently-issued Regulations, there has been a dilemma regarding the threshold percentage of ..

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Mauritius: 20 years of The Companies Act – what’s next

2021 marked the 20th anniversary of the Mauritian Companies Act 15 of 2001, which was approved in May 2001 and enacted by Parl..

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South Africa: Phase 1 of National Infrastructure Plan 2050 published for implementation

The National Infrastructure Plan 2050 (NIP 2050) Phase I, published on 11 March 2022 for implementation, details t..

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Uganda: Court clarifies foreign partnerships registration requirements

In a recent matter*, the Civil Division of the High Court of Uganda has ruled that a foreign partnership (this requirement also extends to local partnerships) that does not use the surnames of its partners must be registered with the Business Names Registry at the Uganda ..

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South Africa: ConCourt settles the law on various issues relating to large-scale retrenchments

On 6 May 2022, the Constitutional Court handed down judgment in the matter of Solidarity obo Members v Barloworld Equipment Southern Africa and Others (CCT 102/21) [2022] ZACC 15.

 

The case is an important one, in which the Court settles var..

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Kenya: The Land Control Bill, 2022

The Land Control, Bill, 2022 was published in the Kenya Gazette on 25th February 2022. The main objective of the Bill is to replace the Land Control Act (Cap 302), in order to align the existing law ..

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Uganda: Court dismisses a public interest suit against the Petroleum Authority of Uganda and two leading international oil companies

On 11 April 2022, the High Court of Uganda (Court) dismissed a disguised public interest suit brought against the Petroleum Authority of Uganda (the regulator of the petroleum industry in Uganda) and the two leading international oil companies in Uganda, Total E&P Uganda..
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Kenya: The Employment (Amendment) Act, No. 15 of 2022

The Employment (Amendment) Act, No. 15 of 2022 was assented into law on 4 April 2022, by the President, H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta.

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Tanzania: Kiswahili the general rule and English the exception as languages of Tanzanian law and courts

The Parliament of Tanzania has passed a law (Written Laws Miscellaneous Amendment Act, 2021 no.3/2020) to amend various laws, among others, to declare Kiswahili as the official language of the laws of the country and the language to be used in the administration and dispe..

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