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Baker McKenzie

PayShap - South Africa's first rapid payments program launched

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has announced the launch of South Africa's real-time rapid payment platform called PayShap. PayShap aims to offer a cost-effective, convenient and instant payment service across banks, a proxy service to simplify the identification in..

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The importance of performance guarantees in infrastructure projects in Uganda


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Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah

Licensing of Cybersecurity Industry Players in Ghana

Cybersecurity has increasingly become necessary to protect industries and governments from cyberattacks, theft, damage and to prevent disruption to businesses. Cybersecurity regulation delineates the type of control an organisation must deploy to protect itself and its cu..

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Clyde & Co.

The Universal Health Coverage Bill of 2022 in Tanzania

Universal health coverage aims to ensure full community access to medical services. The underlying economic theory being that African countries, including Tanzania can make use of their strongest and ultimately most important asset – our people.

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Goldsmiths Solicitors

An Overview of CBN’s Operational Guidelines for Open Banking in Nigeria

By a Circular dated 7th March 2023, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) released the “Operational Guidelines for Open Banking in Nigeria” (‘the Guidelines’). The Guidelines set out rules for sharing the data/information of customers between part..

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Central Bank of Nigeria Imposes Tighter Tenure Limits on Bank Directors

On the 24th of February 2023, The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) issued a circular announcing changes to the tenure of executive and non-executive directors in the Nigerian banking industry.

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Fraudulent immovable property transfers: Fraud unravels all

The recent judgment handed down by Judge Adams in Botha NO v Leboko-Radebe and Others (16835/2021) [2022] ZAGPJHC 724 (22 September 2022), in the High Court Gauteng Division, Johannesburg, considered whether fraud should ..

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Webber Wentzel

Unpopular employee - lessons for employers

In Zimbini Makuleni v Standard Bank of South Africa Ltd and Others , the Labour Appeal Court (LAC) determined whether an employer could dismiss an employee for misconduct where the facts demonstrated that they were an unpopular boss.

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Namibia's petroleum industry heats up with new oil discovery and investment opportunities

Yesterday’s announcement of the third oil discovery made in the offshore orange basin by Shell Namibia, Qatar Energy, and Total Energies brought Namibia's petroleum industry back into the limelight.

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