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South Africa: Draft Deposit Insurance Regulations

The Minister of Finance, in terms of the Financial Sector Regulation Act, 2017 (FSRA), published the draft Deposit Insurance Regulations on 4 July 2023 (Draft Regulations), accompanied by a statement of need, and a notice inviting writte..

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Oil and gas tankers: tax demand by the FIRS raises dust

The FIRS has recently issued letters to owners, and in some cases, charterers of oil tankers used to export crude oil and LNG from Nigeria in connection with back taxes from 2010-2019. It appears that the letters were directed mainly at tanker owners and charterers that d..

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New Private Investment Law

Law 8/2023 of 9 June (the "Investment Law") has been published in the Official Gazette. This new law establishes the rules applicable to private investments eligible for certain tax and non-tax guarantees and incentives. It also repeals the 30-y..

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Action Alert! The majority of the provisions in the National Environmental Laws Amendment Act 2 of 2022 came into effect

On 24 June 2022, the much-anticipated National Environmental Laws Amendment Act 2 of 2022 (“NEMLAA”) was enacted after more than 5 years since it was introduced as a Bill to the National Assembly.

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Beech Veltman

Commitment to zero harm and alcohol in the workplace


South African Occupational Health and Safety Laws place extremely onerous obligations on the employer to safeguard the health and safety of employees and other persons who may be affected by the employer’s activities.

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New Categorisation of Data Controller / Processor and Duty to Register as A Data Controller and Processor

As highlighted in the publication – An Overview of The Nigeria Data Protection Act 2023, one of the key provisions of the Nigeria Data Protection Act (NDPA or Act) is the introduction of a new classification of data controllers and processors i.e., “Data Controllers and D..

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Miranda Alliance

New Rules for Microfinance Institutions and Cooperative Credit Companies

Aiming to promote financial inclusion and diversification of credits available, the National Bank of Angola (BNA), as the Banking Supervisory Authority, has recently approved a new regulatory package applicable to Microfinance Institutions and Cooperative Credit Companies..

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MWC Legal

Landmark Judgement: The Onus of Proving Land Title Validity Shifts to the Buyer

The Supreme Court of Kenya recently rendered a landmark decision in the case of Dina Management Limited v County Government of Mombasa and 5 others (Petition No. 8 (E010) of 2021), on 21 April 2023, carrying far-reaching implications for property investors and stakeholder..

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Draft Rehabilitation, Reintegration and Return-to-Work Regulations (COIDA): what does this mean for incapacity management?

On 15 June 2023, the Department of Employment and Labour published the Draft Rehabilitation, Reintegration and Return-to-Work Regulations in terms of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 ("Draft Regulations") for public comment. The Draft Regu..

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