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Kenya: The Employment (Amendment) Bill 2021

The Employment (Amendment) Bill 2021 was gazetted by a Gazette Notice dated 8 October 2021. The Bill is aimed at addressing increased employee burnout and promoting employees’ work life balance.

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IBN Immigration Solutions

Corporates, HR Managers and Assignees – Everything you Need to Know About the New Critical Skills List

 

South Africa’s new Critical Skills List came into effect on 2 February 2022. Around 70 roles were removed from the list and new roles were added.

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Spoor & Fisher

New IP legislation comes into force in Mauritius

In 2019 the Mauritian authorities published new IP legislation, the Industrial Property Act 2019. It has now been announced that the legislation is anticipated to come into force in February 2022.

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Anjarwalla & Khanna

New Regulations Guiding Data Protection in Kenya Come into Force

The much-awaited regulations for the implementation of the Data Protection Act, 2019,  which were gazetted in January, have been approved and are now in force.

 

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Anjarwalla & Khanna

Is it Wise to Amend the Forest Conservation and Management Act, 2016?

Forest cover in Kenya accounts for only about 7.4% of the total land area,[1] well below the constitutional aspirations of tree cover of at least 10%.[2] Read More

ALP East Africa

Proposed Amendments to Electricity Law in Uganda

Proposed amendments to the electricity sector law—via the Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2022—seek to address the sector’s institutional regulators and to allow isolated power generation plants to sell e..

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ENSafrica

Rental Income Tax

Following the Minister of Finance pronouncements in his 2021 budget speech, effective 1 January 2022, rental income now falls under the turnover tax regime with the obligation t..

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ENSafrica

Dispute resolution under Ghana’s Payment Systems Act

Fintech and electronic payment systems have swept through the Ghanaian financial sector, bringing efficiency and access to consumers, as well as opportunity to service providers.

 

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Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie

2021 in review: highlights of regulatory changes in the fintech space in 2021

In a year when two of Nigeria’s Fintechs (Flutterwave and Opay) acquired unicorn status, it became clear that the Fintech industry in the country had come of age. In line with this, there was a raft of new regulations affecting the industry. The l..

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