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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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FB Attorneys

Beneficial Ownership Threshold now 5%

In April 2021 a new law with wide-ranging implications for all businesses was passed in Zambia, the Cyber Security and Cyber Crimes Act, 2021. Whilst the Act made it clear that critical information infrastructure would be subject to regulation, the Mini..

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IKM Advocates

Will beneficial ownership rules curb tenders graft?

In many countries, public procurement has for a long time been considered one of the areas most prone to manipulation and fraud. Kenya is no exception and there have been allegations of public officials and their cronies creating and winning bids at inflated prices...

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ENSafrica

The Vinci Coffee controversy: government did not need to consult with local farmers by law

Despite the outrage following parliament’s recent damning report on an agreement between the Government of Uganda and Vinci Coffee without consultation with local farmers, government was not obliged by law to consult wi..

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

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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Sal & Caldeira Advogados

Approval of the new Commercial Code

We hereby inform the business community and other interested parties that the new Commercial Code has been adopted/approved. In general, this new legislation aims to respond to the development of the private sector and the socio-economic dynamism that has occurred in rece..

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Fasken

Key Aspects of South Africa’s much-anticipated Climate Change Bill

The Climate Change Bill [B9- 2022] was formally introduced to Parliament on 18 February 2022 by the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment. This comes more than three years after an earlier version of the Bill was first published for..

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OALP

Money Laundering Prevention and Prohibition Act 2022: Enhanced Anti Money Laundering Regime in Nigeria

The passage of the Money Laundering (Prevention and Prohibition) Act, 2022 – which repealed the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, No. 11, 2011 – has introduced significant changes to the legal and institutional framework for the prevention and prohibition of money..

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N. Dowuona & Company

"Safer food, better health" - Does Ghana need more laws?

Did you know there are over 200 mild to deadly foodborne diseases that affect 1 in 10 people worldwide each year? Here in Ghana, we’re proud ‘foodies’: our food is central to our culture and identity. Yet, even our most nutritious meals are vulnerable – prone to mis..

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