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Bowmans

The role of grid scale battery energy storage systems in helping Kenya achieve its renewable energy goals

Over the past decade, Kenya has made significant strides in increasing its generation capacity from renewable energy sources. Current statistics show that renewable energy contributes to over 80% of the power injected..

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ENSafrica

Unlocking opportunities: Expanding Ghanaian presence in the petroleum industry

Since the discovery of oil in commercial quantities in 2007, Ghana's petroleum industry has witnessed remarkable growth. In an effort to foster the development of the indigenous market, the Ministry of Energy introduced policies to take advantage of this growth. How..

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Pavestones

Regulatory update: Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission Customer Protection Regulations

Reliable access to electricity is vital for the development and progress of any nation. Nigeria has grappled with a persistent problem of irregular power supply and arbitrary disconnection of electricity services to consumers. This has not only posed hardship for consumer..

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FB Attorneys

The Personal Data Protection Act

Q&A on the provisions of the Tanzania Personal Data Protection Act

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Charting a course for public land reform through the Land (Amendment) Bill, 2022

Kenya has historically struggled with a major crisis in its public land tenure system. This crisis is known as “land grabbing” and is the illegal and irregular allocation of land meant for public purposes to private individuals and corporations. There are many contributor..

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ENSafrica

Beneficial Ownership Registry: A solution to financial crimes?

The recent amendments to section 55 of the companies act, 2008 have introduced a comprehensive definition of a "beneficial owner," encompassing ownership, control, and material influence over a company. In this article, we explore the potential impact of the new definitio..

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Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah

The Foreign Investor Loses It All: A Cautionary Tale to Multinational Corporations

The Supreme Court of Ghana (Supreme Court) has on several occasions held that international business or economic transactions (IBET(s)) involving the Government of Ghana (Government) that are not approved by the Parliament of Ghana (Parliament) are unconstitutional. In th..

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Bowmans

South Africa: Reference rate reform – the transition from Jibar to ZARONIA

The Market Practitioners Group (MPG) is a joint public and private sector body comprising representatives from the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA), and senior professionals from a variety of institutions from different market ..
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Afriwise

No Shortcut to Compliance: Key insights from the "Why Compliance Matters in Africa" webinar.

85% of compliance professionals polled said they worry about the repercussions of non-compliance.

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