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Tax disputes end at the Court of Appeal

ABSA Bank PLC (ABSA) has been refused leave to appeal to the Supreme Court. This was by the Court of Appeal in a decision given on 5 November 2021. While the highest court in the land is the Supreme Court, Article 163(4) of the Constitution restricts access to that court ..

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BLC Robert & Associates

The Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Bill 2021: New law not without difficulties and concerns

The Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Bill 2021 (“CC Bill”) replaces the existing cybercrime legislation, the Computer Misuse and Cybercrime Act 2003.

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Clyde & Co.

Tanzania legislative development: trade and service marks

In this article, we analyse the amendments made to the Trade and Service Marks Act (the TSM Act¹) introduced by the 2021 Written Laws Miscellaneous Amendments Act (the Amendment Act²).

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Anjarwalla & Khanna

Legal Alert | Proposed Approach to PPA Renegotiation

At the end of September 2021, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta issued a statement on the presidential taskforce appointed to, among other things, review the power purchase agreements (PPAs) entered into between the State-owned offtaker, Kenya Power & Lighting Company (..

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PLMJ

50% reduction in the VAT rate for products of the basic food basket

The Angolan Draft General State Budget for 2022 was approved at a meeting of the Council of
Ministers on 28 October. Among other provisions, it introduces a change to Value Added Tax (VAT) that is intended to boost the purchasing power of families in relation to essen..

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Bowmans

Zambia: 2022 National Budget aims to revitalise the country’s economy

The Zambian Minister of Finance and National Planning, Dr Situmbeko Musokotwane, (Minister) delivered the 2022 National Budget Speech to the National Assembly on 29 October 2021, the first after a change of Government.

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ENSafrica

Carbon Tax: Summary of selected recent developments

The Carbon Tax Act is a relatively recent piece of legislation having been passed into law with effect from 1 June 2019. It is likely that the pace of legislative amendments and administrative guidance will remain strong in the foreseeable future as organisations of all s..

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Clyde & Co.

Update on the amendments to the Non-Citizens (Employment Regulation) Act in Tanzania

The 2021 Written Laws¹ recently amended the Non-Citizens (Employment Regulation) Act of 2015 (the Act). In this article, we explore the key changes made to the Act and how this will impact investors doing business in Tanzania and non-citizen employees going forward.
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Goldsmiths Solicitors

Host Communities and Funds under the Petroleum Industry Act 2021

Goldsmiths Solicitors PIA Series IV Introduction


In this concluding part of our series examining the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) 2021, we tak..

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