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Key considerations and compliance challenges as South Africa introduces new "failure to prevent corrupt activities offence" in section 34A of the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act

A significant recommendation of the State Capture Commission, the introduction of a failure to prevent corruption offence, has been introduced in South Africa with effect from 3 April 2024. The Judicial Matters Amendment Bill was passed by the National Council of Province..

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A raft of new public procurement regulations in Uganda

A wave of fraud-related public procurement scandals has gripped the nation in recent years. Allegations of fake tenders and false representations by imposters have plagued the procurement cycle, becoming a frequent feature story in the news. The Public Procurement and Dis..

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Addressing increased cybersecurity threats to financial institutions: The FSCA and Prudential Authority’s response

In recent years, South Africa has experienced an increase in cybercrimes, cyberattacks, and security breaches, with banks and financial institutions being prime targets. Reports have found that stolen or compromised credentials and phishing scams are the primary attack ve..

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Access to beneficial ownership information in Kenya: private companies

Kenya’s Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act, 2019, made amendments to the Companies Act, 2015, by introducing Section 93A which requires every company registered in Kenya to keep a register of its beneficial owners and file a copy with the Registrar of Companies wi..

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New Mozambican labour law about to come into force

Businesses operating in Mozambique and employing individuals there have likely encountered the longstanding Labour Law, Act 23/2007, of 1 August, which has been in operation since 2007. That Act has finally been repealed, and is set to be replaced by the new Labour Law, A..

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Back to School: POPIA Do’s and Don'ts

As another academic year takes place, schools, educators, and staff must understand how the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (POPIA) applies to them and what their obligations are under POPIA. POPIA, which came into full force and effect in July 2021, aims to ..

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Note to FSPs and Start-Ups as Bank of Ghana pilots Regulatory Sandbox

The Fintech and Innovation office of the Bank of Ghana ("BoG"), in August 2022, launched a regulatory and innovation sandbox pilot (the “Regulatory Sandbox”) in response to requests for innovation in the banking and financial services sector.

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