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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

The Whistleblower Protection Bill 2021: An attempt to cure the cycle of corruption in Kenya

Corruption in Kenya has been cited as one of the key factors negatively affecting the country’s socio-economic development. The Kenya Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission estimates that a third of the country’s annual budget is embezzled in corrupt deals with colossal am..

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Effects of the Central Bank of Kenya (Amendment) Act, 2021 on Digital Credit/Lenders Businesses

On 7th December 2021, Parliament enacted The Central Bank of Kenya (Amendment) Act of 2021 effectively providing the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) with the powers to license and oversight the previously unregulated digital credit providers.

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

The harshest penalty: Sexual harassment in the public sector

In the recent decision of the Labour Appeal Court in Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality v South African Local Government Bargaining Council and Others (JA17/2021) [2022] ZALAC 3 (27 January 2022), t..

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South Africa: Public procurement cast into uncertainty by Constitutional Court judgment

It is estimated that the South African Government spends almost ZAR 1 trillion per year through the public procurement system. This system has now been thrown into a state of uncertainty following a Constitutional court judgementRead More


Unbundling the PIA: host communities development

The host community development provisions in the Petroleum Industry Act 2021 (PIA) remain a focal topic of discourse amongst stakeholders in the Nigerian oil and gas industry. 

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Ghana: Governing law and jurisdiction clauses in cross-border facility agreements

Local entities are increasingly relying on foreign banks for debt financing to meet the capital requirements of their business. In lending to local entities, foreign lenders consistently require a res..

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Sal & Caldeira Advogados

Amendments to the Investment Law Regulation: The Issue of the Prior Authorization for the Transfer of the Investor's Position

The Law no. 3/93 of 24 July, Investment Law, is an extremely important legal instrument in our legal system, insofar as it is through this law that the desires of the gove..

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KN Law

Lending In Digital Currency: A New Financial Frontier for Borrowers and Lenders

At the end of last year, KN Law LLP broke ground in the financial world by acting for a borrower in a debt finance transaction in Stable Coin. Stable Coin is a crypto asset that aims to maintain a sta..

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Changing perspective on central bank digital currencies in Kenya

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) recently published a discussion paper on the feasibility of a central bank digital currency (CBDC). The CBDC is intended to be a sovereign ..

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