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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Recent amendments to South Africa’s non-profit organisation legislation in response to the FATF greylisting

In 2021, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) released its Mutual Evaluation Report of South Africa, which summarised the effectiveness of South Africa’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing measures.

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FB Attorneys

New Business Licensing Regulations Published

On 1 September 2023, the Minister for Industry and Trade (the Minister) issued the Business Licensing Regulations, 2023 (the New Regulations), vide the Government Notice No. 626 of 2023.

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Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie

Data Breaches: Compliance obligations under the Nigerian Data Protection Act 2023

Data breaches are now a regular occurrence in the modern data-driven and digital global 
economy that the world has now become. A number of organisations have suffered data 
breaches in the course of their operations with differing degrees of seriousness. ..

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Kenya: The Medium-Term Revenue Strategy

The Ministry of National Treasury and Economic Planning (the National Treasury) has released the Medium–Term Revenue Strategy MTRS or the Strategy) for the financial years 2024/25 – 2026/27. The newly released MTRS is dubbed “An Approach for Enhancing Domestic Revenue.” T..

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G. Elias & Co.

Collection of Customers’ Social Media Information by Banks: An Examination of Legal Propriety

The regulator of the Nigerian financial system, the Central Bank of Nigeria (“CBN”), on June 20, 2023, issued the Customer Due Diligence Regulations (“Regulations”). This is ostensibly as a reaction to Nigeria being name-checked by the Financial Action Task Force (“FATF”)..

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Why companies need to properly document the loans they receive

Financing company operations often involves borrowing from commercial lenders, private lenders and even the company’s own shareholders. Whether or not formal documentation of the loan is done is determined by the company size, the loan size and tenure, whether the company..

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Webber Newd

Principles of Subrogation

What is subrogation

Every day unfortunate events occur. From a building that burns down to the ground, a motor vehicle accident and a customer who slips on a wet floor in a retail store. Behind these misfortunes is a negligent party wh..

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Virtual wheeling agreements: A new frontier in renewable energy supply solutions

It is trite that the amendment of the Electricity Regulation Act 4 of 2006 (ERA) in August 2021 was the first fundamental step to “unlocking” the private electricity generation and procurement market in South Africa. In addition to dispensing with the need for a ..

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The right of access to information vs the right to privacy?

The Access to Information Act 8 of 2022 (hereinafter “the Act”), was passed by Parliament and signed by the President of the Republic of Namibia on 29 November 2022, but has however, not yet been brought into force. Although not having taken effect in Namibia, the concept..

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