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Mauritius: Industrial Property Regulations 2022 promulgated and Industrial Property Act 2019 enters into force on 31 January 2022 and increase to Official fees

On 31 January 2022, the previously promulgated Industrial Property Act, 2019 was proclaimed and came into force in Mauritius. The Industrial Property Regulations 2022, made under the Act, also came into force on 31 January 2022.
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Werksmans Attorneys

Is South Africa in a state of procurement limbo? Where to from here, for now?

Public procurement in South Africa is undeniably tied to the country’s socio-economic objectives and is an important tool to achieve transformation. Recently, the Constitutional Court (“ConCourt”) in the matter of Minister of Finance v Afribusiness NPC and Ot..

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A trade mark case with soul

The trade mark judgment of Golden Fried Chicken (Pty) Ltd v Soul Kitchen Restaurant is highly unusual. While the judgment is certainly interesting, it’s not always easy to follow and is worth unpacking.

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Kenya: The Employment (Amendment) Act, No. 15 of 2022

The Employment (Amendment) Act, No. 15 of 2022 was assented into law on 4 April 2022, by the President, H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta.

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Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

High Court affirms position of secured creditors in insolvency proceedings

The High Court, in its ruling in High Court Insolvency Petition E018 of 2020 in the matter of Tusker Mattresses Limited, held that a secured creditor is entitled to exercise its statutory power of sale without recourse to the court exercis..

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FB Attorneys

Online Content Regulations Overhauled

In a bid to ensure proper regulation and monitoring of online services in Tanzania, the Minister for Information, Communication and Information Technology has amended the Electronic and Postal Communications (Online Content) Regulations, GN. No. 538 of 2020 via GN N..

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BLC Robert & Associates

Virtual Asset and Initial Token Offering Services – New regulatory regime

With the coming into operation of the Virtual Asset and Initial Token Offering Services Act 2021 (the “Act”) on 7 February 2022, Mauritius is seeking to become a jurisdiction of choice for investors to conduct business in virtual assets. This Act comes at an opportune tim..

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Policy to formalise artisanal and small-scale mining in South Africa published

A policy published on 30 March 2022 by the South African Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy aims to create a formalised, sustainable artisanal and small-scale mining (“ASM”) industry in South Africa, to eliminate illegal ASM..

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Moira Mukuka Legal Practitioners

Beneficial Ownership to Come Under Scrutiny for Mining Right Holders in Zambia

The Ministry of Mines and Minerals Development (the “Ministry of Mines”), on 23 February 2022, imposed a 30-day suspension on the issuance of mining rights. The suspension has now been extended by 14 days, after which there will be no further ..

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