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New year, new laws: South Africa amends its money laundering and counter-terrorist financing regime

On 22 and 23 December 2022, President Ramaphosa signed two key pieces of legislation into law – the General Laws (Anti-Money Laundering and Combating Terrorism Financing) Amendment Act, 2022 and the Protection of Constitutional Democracy Against Terrori..

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New accountable institutions in terms of FICA

Amendments to the Financial Intelligence Centre Act, 2001(defining accountable institutions) were published on 29 November 2022. These will come into effect on 19 December 2022, ahead of the possible; of South Africa.

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The scandal of food wastage: prepare for regulatory pressure

Worldwide, significant quantities of food are wasted at all points of the supply chain and across all commodities. At the retail level, large quantities of food are wasted due to quality standards that overemphasise appearance.

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Grey-listing looming as South Africa rushes to meet tight deadline

It has been a little over a year since the Financial Action Task Force (“FATF”), an international initiative established to combat money laundering published..

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ESG and the rise of sustainable finance in Mauritius

As African countries grapple with the measures necessary to meet their nationally determined commitments (“NDCs”) under the Paris Agreement, it..

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Colour trade marks: another purple patch?

The issue of colour trade marks rears its head from time to time. In theory, it’s very simple – a colour (or a colour combination) can function as a trade mark and can be registered as a trade mark. But many things are great in theory.

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The ‘double jeopardy’ of illegal and fraudulent gold transactions in Ghana

About 10 years ago, a potential client from abroad requested legal assistance in a gold transaction with local traders in Ghana. From the story the potential client told and the fake-looking documents they had received from the local traders, it was obvious that we had be..

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More confusion and inconsistency on whether employers must give reasons for terminating a contract of employment

Whether an employer must give reasons for terminating a contract of employment in Uganda remains uncertain. In its recent decision in Adam Kafumbe Mukasa v Uganda Breweries Limited, the Court of Appeal of ..

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Why a failure to amend FICA could see disinvestment in South Africa’s financial institutions

South Africa has until the end of February 2023 to meet a tight deadline to amend its Financial Intelligence Centre Act, 2001 (“FICA”) or face the consequences of its financial institutions being added to a grey list alongside countries such as Yemen, Sou..

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