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Afriwise’s fusion of legal minds and data science takes top honours at the African Legal Awards 2023

Afriwise received the Innovation Award at the prestigious African Legal Awards 2023, hosted by Law.com International. The award recognizes how Afriwise transforms legal practice with the fusion of AI-based cognitive computing capabilities and a vast proprietary legal data..

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Mineral Rights Acquisition in Ghana: Local vs. Foreign Company Perspectives

Ghana’s mining sector ranked 6th globally in gold production and held the position of Africa’s top producer from 2018 to 2021. The industry significantly contributes to the country’s GDP, attracts foreign investment, and acts as a primary tax source. The transition from s..

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Crypto fraud: Judge grants service, through NFTs, on unknown defendants

Cryptocurrency is yet another revolutionary invention in the online world. However, with innovation comes uncertainties, particularly in the legal field. This innovation requires us, like it, to redefine the parameters set in the past in the name of advancement. For..

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Kenya Removes 30% Local Shareholding Requirement in ICT Sector

On 22 August 2023, the Ministry of Information, Communications, and the Digital Economy published in the Kenya Gazette an amendment to the National Information Communications and Technology Policy Guidelines, 2020 (the 2020 ICT Policy) which required companies to ha..

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Kaplan & Stratton

Competition Authority penalises firms for cartel conduct

On Wednesday, 23 August 2023, the Competition Authority of Kenya (the Authority) announced its verdict, imposing sanctions and penalties on nine (9) steel manufacturers for engaging in the practice of price fixing and output restriction. The penalty, amounting to KES 338,..

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South Africa: Amendments to the Companies Act

The long-awaited amendments to the Companies Act have made their way into Parliament and will likely be promulgated imminently.


The amendment Bills are largely similar to previous drafts. The most material changes simply add clarity or relax require..

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Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie

FIRS announces effective date for Finance Act 2023

In a recent update, the Federal Inland Revenue Service (“FIRS”) officially communicated the revised effective date for the implementation of the Finance Act 2023 ( “the Act”). This update by the FIRS follows the deferment of the commencement of the Act by the Finance Act ..

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Unlocking the World of FinTech: A Glossary for Corporate Lawyers

In this comprehensive glossary, we demystify the jargon, acronyms, and concepts that define the fintech universe.

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Companies Second Amendment Bill: DTIC moves on Zondo recommendations

On 14 August 2023 a notice was published in the Government Gazette to introduce two Amendment Bills to the Companies Act.

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