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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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Mayer Brown

Namibia establishes new oil and mining licensing system

The Namibian government has established a new licensing system for the oil and mining sectors, in order to address the backlog of applications which have developed over recent years. This article examines some provisions of the new licensing system.

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South African Climate Change Bill 2023

On October 24, 2023, a significant milestone was achieved in South Africa's environmental policy when the National Assembly approved the Climate Change Bill. The version adopted will now be presented to the National Council of Provinces for further review and for signing ..

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When Yes means No – A Look at Kenya’s evolving Data Protection Framework

Privacy is a fundamental human right and is central to the protection of human dignity. In its simplest form, the right to privacy allows each human being to be left alone in a core that is inviolable. As we continue to celebrate Data Privacy Day, we look at key takeaways..

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