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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Robust intervention recommended in the Commission’s preliminary report on the online platform inquiry

On 13 July 2022, the Competition Commission of South Africa (Commission) released for public comment its provisional report (Report) following a 14-month inquiry into the online platforms market (the Inquiry). The document is comprehensive and ambitious in equal mea..

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Data Protection Registration Law Comes into Force on 14 July 2022

From 14 July 2022, the provisions of the Data Protection (Registration of Data Controllers and Data Processors) Regulations, 2021 (the Regulations) will come into force and the process of registration with the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (the ODPC) wi..

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Directors beware: the court emphasises the importance of disclosure in Atlas Park Holdings (Pty) Ltd v Tailifts South Africa (Pty) Ltd

South African company law has long recognised the general rule that a contract made by a company with one of its directors, or with a company or firm in which that director is interested, is voidable at the instance of the company in question, unless the company’s s..

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Banwo & Ighodalo

Trademark Infringement: Analyzing The Concept Of “Confusingly Similar Trademarks"

The Nigerian Trade Marks Act[1] (Act) prohibits the registration of a trademark which is confusingly similar to an already existing trademark and which is likely to deceive or cause confusion in the course of trade[2]. While the provision of the law couldn’t be any cleare..

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Tanzania: Amendments to the Regulations under the Electronic and Postal Communications Act

In 2010, the Parliament of United Republic of Tanzania enacted the Electronic and Postal Communications Act, 2010, Cap 306 of the Laws of Tanzania (EPOCA), which established the law relating to electronic communications in Tanzania.

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N. Dowuona & Company

Ghana Securities Industry Draft Guidelines (Crowdfunding), 2022

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Ghana (“SEC”) in April 2022 released the Draft Ghana Securities Industry (Crowdfunding) Guidelines (“Draft Guidelines”). These Draft Guidelines were published by the SEC pursuant to the Securities Industry Act, 2016 (Act 929) and ..

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Webber Wentzel

New visa system taking flight: A turbulent period for foreign employees as visa application backlogs increase

South Africa's immigration system sees a complete overhaul on the horizon starting with long term visa applications for foreign nationals wishing to stay for over three months in South Africa.

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FB Attorneys

Finance Act 2022 - 120 Second Overview

On 28 June 2022, the National Assembly of the United Republic of Tanzania passed the Finance Bill, 2022. The said Bill was assented to by the President of the United Republic of Tanzania on 30 June 2022, hence effectively making it the Finance Act, 2022 (the Finance..

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Scanlen & Holderness

Zimbabwe: New case on enforceability of choice of law clauses

The issue of choice of law has come to the forefront with the advent of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and the increase in international agreements.

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