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Amend the law to allow virtual attestation of crucial documents

The COVID-19 pandemic ushered in a new era in Kenya which forced different industries across the country to adapt and acclimate to the new normal. The legal sector rose to the challenge by embracing digital transformation to streamline and ease business processes. Notably..

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AI regulation and policy in Africa

A number of African jurisdictions have taken steps to address the unique policy challenges posed by rapid pace of development in artificial intelligence (AI), with various African countries implementing AI strategies, others still in the process of consultation with stake..

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South African: Spectrum trading and sharing: A new spectrum management regime

On 28 May 2024, the Minister of Communications and Digital Technology published the Next Generation Radio Frequency Spectrum Policy for Economic Development. The publication of the Spectrum Policy follows the Minister’s invitation to interested parties to provide written ..

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Tanzania: Privacy rights and image exploitation: An analysis of Tanzanian High Court Case

On 13 October 2023, the Commercial Division of the High Court of the United Republic of Tanzania considered an appeal centred on the right to privacy. Briefly, the Respondents in the appeal - 3 elite Tanzanian athletes - had filed Civil Case No 15 of 2021 in the Arusha Di..

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Sanctity of Arbitration Agreements: Important Lessons from The Supreme Court's Decision in NNPC V Fung Tai Engineering Company

In its recent decision in Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation v Fung Tai Engineering Company, the Supreme Court came out strongly in favour of arbitration by reaffirming the sanctity of arbitration agreements and the limits to the courts' intervention in arbitral proc..

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Reform of the electricity market: Updates on the ERA Bill and draft Wholesale Market Code

South Africa’s energy sector is historically founded upon a vertically integrated model in terms of which Eskom has been responsible for electricity generation, transmission and distribution. However, the ongoing electricity supply crisis has accelerated calls and action ..

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KN Law

What the Decision in Kingdom Bank Limited v Alice Wanja (2024) means for Commercial Banks

The High Court recently directed a local bank to reimburse a client who erroneously transferred funds to an account held with it. This decision will have far reaching implications on the duty of care borne by banks and payment service providers.

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Clyde & Co.

Tanzania Public Private Partnership Regulations Amendments, 2023

Significant changes to the Public Private Partnership Act Cap.103 were brought by the Public Private Partnership (Amendment) Act No. 4 of 2023 to boost private sector investment in Tanzania and streamline project delivery processes. To ensure harmonisation, the Government..

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Duale, Ovia & Alex-Adedipe

A Guide on the Registration of Data Controllers and Data Processors of Major Importance with the Nigeria Data Protection Commission

This guide highlights key aspects of the Nigeria Data Protection Commission's (NDPC) Guidance Notice, the categorization of data controllers and processors, and critical deadlines and compliance requirements.

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