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Banwo & Ighodalo

The Constitutional Amendment Heralding The Decentralization Of The Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (“NESI”)

On March 17, 2023, an Act to alter certain provisions of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (the “1999 Constitution”), to allow constituent states within the Nigerian federation (the “States”) to generate, transmit, and distribute electricity in area..

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Market Inquiry on Pay Television Services

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has initiated a market inquiry into the pay television services market in Zambia as it has reason to believe that there are features present within this sector that may pre..

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IBN Immigration Solutions

The Complete Guide to Namibia’s Long-Term Work Permit

The Namibian Long-Term Work Permit is issued for two years and can be renewed by another two years. There are no separate categories for special skills, extraordinary skills, intra-company transfers, etc; the Long-Term Work Permit covers all of these.

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Werksmans Attorneys

The South African Reserve Bank announces South Africa’s first Deposit Insurance Body

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) announced the establishment of the Corporation for Deposit Insurance (CODI) – the first bank deposit insurance body in South Africa – in its media statement dated 3 April 2023 (Media Statement).

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Clyde & Co.

Work and residence permit application process for investors and other foreign nationals in Tanzania

As foreign investment into Tanzania continues to soar, companies are focusing on the work permit and immigration system in order to ensure that the most efficient application process is followed. Foreigners who intend to reside in Tanzania for investment, business, employ..

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Understanding South Africa’s FATF greylisting

On 24 February 2023, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) took the decision to include South Africa on its "grey list", thereby classifying it as a jurisdiction under increased monitoring. This decision follows the mutual evaluation report published by the FATF in..

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Tanzania: Civil Case No. 7 Of 2019 Ivanna Felix Teri (Plaintiff) Vs. Viettel Tanzania Plc. (Defendant) and Set Up Company Ltd. (3rd Party)

On the 7th of March 2022, the High Court considered the principle of the right to privacy and dignity. In the suit, the Plaintiff claimed a sum of Tshs 800,000,000 as damages for unlawfully using her pictures in marketing and promoting the Defendant's business witho..

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Webber Wentzel

Home Affairs extends temporary measures to manage visa and waiver applications

On 29 March 2023, the DHA provided a new blanket temporary extension of foreign nationals' current visa status from 31 March 2023 to 31 December 2023 for those awaiting the outcomes of their visa and waiver applications.

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Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah

Regulation of Foreign Insurers and Reinsurers under the Insurance Act, 2021 (ACT 1061)

Ghana’s insurance industry is regulated under the Insurance Act, 2021 (Act 1061). The National Insurance Commission is responsible for the effective supervision and regulation of the insurance industry in Ghana. The Insurance Act defines a foreign insurer as a person who ..

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