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Competition and Consumer Protection Commission levies maximum penalties for anti-competitive trade practices in the cement industry

Zambia’s Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (Commission) has fined Lafarge Zambia plc (Lafarge) and Mpande Limestone Ltd (Mpande) 10% of their annual turnovers in 2019 and 2020,..

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Uganda: High Court issues landmark decision on industrial design infringement

On 28 June 2021 the High Court of Uganda rendered a landmark decision inMigoo Industrial and Trading Company (U) Limited v Rida International Industry (U) Limited (Civil Suit 0359/2019). Plaintiff Migoo had sued defendant Ridafor infringeme..

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Mauritius: New Tax Treaty with Lesotho

The double taxation agreement (DTA) that was signed by Mauritius and Lesotho on 2 March 2021 entered into force on 7 June 2021. The new DTA replaces the DTA entered into between the two countries in 1997...

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Uganda: The National Climate Change Bill, 2020 – Some Take Homes for Corporates

On 27 April 2020, the Parliament of Uganda unanimously passed the National Climate Change Bill, 2020 (Bill). The Bill now awaits presidential assent to be..

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A New Era for Industrial and Mining Power Consumers

President Ramaphosa’s announcement on 10 June 2021 that the registration threshold for self-generation facilities is to be raised from 1MW to 100MW, will unlock significant opportunities for the private sector and should assist in introduci..

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