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National Health Insurance: What benefit; for whom, where and how?

As has widely been reported in the media, the National Health Insurance Bill or the Bill has been passed by Parliament. However, such a process has left a number of crucial questions about the scope, ambit and application of the Bill largely unanswered. One of those quest..

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Bowmans

Tanzania: Regulations made under the Personal Data Protection Act 2022, 23 June 2023

Tanzania recently promulgated the Personal Data Collection and Processing Regulations, G.N No. 349 of 2023 (Data Collection Regulations) and the Complaint Handling and Breach of Personal Data Regulations, G.N No. 350 of 2023 (Complaint Handlin..

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Goldsmiths Solicitors

Better Late than Never: Nigeria Finally Passes the Data Protection Act

On 12 June 2023, the Nigeria Data Protection Act, 2023 (“the Act”) was signed into law by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The Act provides a legal framework for the protection of personal information, processing and transfer of personal information and regulatory obligations..

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ENSafrica

Licensing of foreign lenders in Uganda: much ado about nothing

The Supreme Court of Uganda gave its judgment last week in the much-anticipated appeal by Ham Enterprises against Diamond Trust Bank Uganda and Diamond Trust Bank Kenya. The court held that a lending transaction between a foreign bank and a Ugandan borrower does not const..

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Pavestones

Powering Nigeria's Future: Introducing the Electricity Act 2023

The Tanzanian Minister for Finance and Planning, Hon. Mwigulu Lameck Nchemba, delivered the highly anticipated National Budget Speech on 15 June 2023 with the theme ‘Accelerating Economic Recovery, Climate Change Adaptation Mitigation and Enhancing Productive Sector..

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Bowmans

Tanzania: 2023/24 National Budget Highlights

The Tanzanian Minister for Finance and Planning, Hon. Mwigulu Lameck Nchemba, delivered the highly anticipated National Budget Speech on 15 June 2023 with the theme ‘Accelerating Economic Recovery, Climate Change Adaptation & Mitigation and Enhancing Productive ..

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ENSafrica

New judgment shows that electronic contracts are becoming more acceptable in SA law

On 1 June 2023, the Johannesburg High Court published its judgment in the matter of FirstRand Bank Limited t/a Wesbank v Leon Gregory Govendor (we note that the spelling of “Govendor” in the neutral citation is different to that used in the ci..

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Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie

An Overview of the Finance Act 2023

The Finance Act 2023 (the “FA 2023”) was signed into law by former President Muhammadu 
Buhari on 28 May 2023, prior to his leaving office. The FA 2023 takes effect from 28 May 
2023, and it replaces the Finance Bill 2022 (“FB 2022”), which had been circul..

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Clyde & Co.

Intellectual property in Tanzania: Trade mark distinctiveness

Trade mark distinctiveness is a crucial element to consider when creating a strong brand identity for products or services. A strong trade mark has the potential to enhance a company's reputation and sway consumer choices. It is not just the marketing appeal that ma..

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