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Webber Wentzel

South Africa to begin trading under the African Continental Free Trade Agreement

South Africa will commence preferential trade under the Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on 31 January 2024. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) predicts that the AfCFTA could boost intra-Africa trade by u..

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Navigating the Regulatory Landscape of Renewable Energy Investments in Ghana

The increasing demand for electricity in Ghana and the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has resulted in significant investments in renewable energy projects. In line with its commitment to sustainable development and the Paris Agreement, the Government of Ghana aim..

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Matthew & Partners

Local Representation Mandatory for Foreigners

The Anti-Money Laundering and Combating Terrorism Financing Laws (Amendment) Act of was assented to on 1 September 2023 and came into effect on 15 September 2023. The Amended Act requires foreigners to have either a local director or a company secretary when incorporating..

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Duale, Ovia & Alex-Adedipe

Understanding Robo Advisory Services in Nigeria

Robo advisory services have been gaining traction over time in Nigeria with the operation of early version Robo Advisors such as PiggyVest. The growth has been attributed to Nigeria’s growing middle class and increasing smartphone penetration. According to statistics, the..

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MMAKS Advocates

New trademark regulations 2023

The Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs has issued new Trademark regulations “Trademark Regulations S.I No. 85 of 2023” which regulations are to take effect today the 2nd of February 2024. The new Regulations are primarily a consolidation of Trademarks Regulati..

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South Africa: New draft regulations dealing with employment equity sectoral numerical targets released

On 1 February 2024, the Minister of Employment and Labour published new draft regulations dealing with the proposed sectoral numerical targets contemplated in section 15A of the Employment Equity Act, 1998 for public comment. This section was introduced by the amendments ..

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Rams Attorneys

May the real shareholder please stand up

On 1 April 2023, amendments to the Companies Act 71 of 2008 (the Companies Act) came into effect. One of the key amendments is in respect of s 56, which deals with beneficial interest and ownership in shares. Previously, s 56 of the Companies Act allowed for a company’s s..

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Muvingi Mugadza

The New Wealth Tax in Zimbabwe: An Overview

The new Finance Act, 2023 (No. 13 of 2023), which came into operation on the 1st of January 2024 introduces a new tax, a wealth tax. This article seeks to provide an understanding into the new wealth tax.  

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Fund finance laws and regulations 2024 – Mauritius

Historically low interest rates, significant dry powder, and investors’ persistent hunt for yield have propelled the growth of the fund finance market. As we look ahead, 2024 is expected to continue witnessing this impressive growth trajectory, underpinned by a surge in d..

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