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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

’I tweet what I like’ – Social media and the risk of defamation

Social media has transformed our modes of communication, access to information and speed of transfer of information. Different social media platforms will forever be part of our lives and ways of interacting with other people in both ..

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

The M-Pesa Visa GlobalPay virtual card

Safaricom PLC (Safaricom) and Visa Inc (Visa) recently announced the launch of the M-Pesa GlobalPay Visa virtual card (the M-Pesa Card). The partnership comes amidst the Central Bank of Kenya’s issuance of its National Paym..

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

The legality of Oppo Kenya Ltd’s employment policy

According to the article, employees who reported to work 15 minutes late from the start of the workday or left the workplace 15 minutes earlier than the end of the workday, were fined KES 200 for each o..

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Reprieve for non-deposit-taking microfinance businesses as the high court temporarily exempts them from the Central Bank of Kenya (Digital Credit Providers) Regulations

On 7 December 2021, the President signed into law the Central Bank of Kenya (Amendment) Act of 2021 (Act) that grants the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) powers to regulate digital credit providers.

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Robust intervention recommended in the Commission’s preliminary report on the online platform inquiry

On 13 July 2022, the Competition Commission of South Africa (Commission) released for public comment its provisional report (Report) following a 14-month inquiry into the online platforms market (the Inquiry). The document is comprehensive and ambitious in equal mea..

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Abuse of buyer power: Kenyan Competition Authority recovers over KES 38 million from insurance companies

Over the last few months, the Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) has ramped up its enforcement activities with respect to incidences of abuse of power (ABP).

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Black skin, white masks? Can a litigant request the recusal of a presiding officer on the basis of race in labour disputes?

Can an employee in a labour dispute request that a presiding officer recuse themselves on the basis that the presiding officer is the same race as the employer’s legal representatives? That was the question that the Labour Court had to determine in Cell ..

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Almost 10 years in, and still no hope of being rescued: BRP slapped with personal punitive costs order

The recent case of Commissioner for the South African Revenue Services v Louis Pasteur Investments (Pty) and Others may be the first of its kind to admonish the actions of a business rescue practitioner (BRP) by granting ..

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Commencement of Implementation of the Requirement for Recordation of Intellectual Property Rights with the Anti Counterfeit Authority in Kenya

Through a public notice published by the ACA on 26 April 2022, the ACA notified the general public of the commencement of the implementation of the mandatory requirements with effect from 1 July 2022.

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