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Baker McKenzie

South Africa: Lifeline for ports and rail industry: Draft block exemption regulations for ports and rail 2024

The draft block exemption for ports and rail ("Regulations") was published for public comment on 18 June 2024. The Regulations relax the competition law rules that typically regulate market conduct. This applies in limited circumstances and when the sole purpose of the ag..

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Angola: Law to Combat Illegal Mining Activity

The Angolan parliament (National Parliament) has enacted the Law to Combat Illegal Mining Activity (Law 8/24, of 3 July 2024). The new law criminalizes conduct that stems from the illicit exploitation of mineral resources.

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Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah

Local Equity Participation: Capital Markets to the Rescue

Why are Local Equity Participation Requirements (LEPRs) important in Ghana's economy? How do we strike a strategic balance between upholding LEPRs and promoting critically required foreign direct investment (FDI)? How can the promotion of LEPRs be advanced in the context ..

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Federal High Court of Nigeria introduces e-affidavit system

On the 7th of June 2024, the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria issued a Practice Direction which will allow litigants to depose to affidavits electronically at the Federal High Court. The Practice Direction known as the Federal High Court (Practice Directio..

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Webber Wentzel

Latest draft guidance for accountable institutions

The Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) has recently published various pieces of guidance and draft guidance relating to beneficial ownership and the Risk Management and Compliance Programmes (RMCPs) of accountable institutions. The draft guidance is currently undergoing ..

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Climate Change (Amendment) Act 2023 – An Overview

The Climate Change (Amendment) Act, 2023 was enacted on 1 September 2023 and came into force on 15 September 2023. The Act has two main purposes. Firstly, it amends the Climate Change Act No 11 of 2016 to provide for the regulation of carbon markets and a framework for ca..

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South Africa: Constitutional Court shatters NUMSA’s hopes of extended membership

In AFGRI Animal Feeds (A Division of PhilAfrica Foods (Pty) Ltd) v National Union of Metalworkers South Africa and Others, the Constitutional Court considered NUMSA’s attempts to extend its membership beyond its registered scope. In line with its previous decision in NUMS..

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Protecting Employees with Mental Health Conditions in Nigeria: The Mental Health Act, 2023 in Focus

This article discusses the emerging legal concerns associated with the potential risks arising from the termination of employment of employees with mental health conditions, following the enactment of the Mental Health Act, 2023.

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MMAKS Advocates

What you need to know about your tax laws that took effect on 1 July 2024

In accordance with the Public Finance Management Act, 2015, Parliament passed the national budget for the financial year 2024/2025 on 16 May 2024, approving a total expenditure of UGX 72.136 trillion (approximately USD 19.412 billion).  It is anticipated that 45% of the b..

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