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Tanzania: Kiswahili the general rule and English the exception as languages of Tanzanian law and courts

The Parliament of Tanzania has passed a law (Written Laws Miscellaneous Amendment Act, 2021 no.3/2020) to amend various laws, among others, to declare Kiswahili as the official language of the laws of the country and the language to be used in the administration and dispe..

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Webber Wentzel

Competition Commission increases focus on digital economy

​​​​​​​​In 2020, the South African Competition Commission made clear its intention to increase its focus on the digital economy in South Africa. In its paper Competition in the Digital Economy, the Commission appeared to effectively provide a blueprint for its approach to..

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The Metaverse – Considering Trademarks and Brand Protection for Virtual Goods & Services

While there is a lot of interest and fascination surrounding existing digital assets, like cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”), many individuals and corporations are ramping up their efforts to market and provide virtual goods and services in the Metaverse.<..

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Resolution Law Firm

How to enforce arbitral awards in Nigeria

Arbitration has been globally accepted as an amicable dispute settlement mechanism. Over the years, arbitration has attained a high level of influence as an effective mechanism for resolving commercial and trade disputes in the Nigerian justice system. The reason for this..

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Koranteng & Koranteng

Bank of Ghana adopts retail token-based digital currency

The Bank of Ghana has adopted a retail token-based central bank digital currency (CBDC) as the 'eCedi of choice', which enables the currency to be stored locally on a card, on a phone, or a smart device and can be passed on from one user to another.

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Business interruption insurance and the Covid-19 pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected everyone across the Republic of Zimbabwe, with the vast majority of Zimbabweans subject to executive orders to contain the transmission of Covid-19.

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On the CCMA vaccination dismissal ruling: Employers should be cautious in celebrating the outcome of Goldrush

The recent CCMA ruling that looked at the fairness of a dismissal of an employee refusing to vaccinate, the first of such cases, has sparked a growing and interesting debate regarding the ways in which employee-vaccination-related dismissals could be handled within corpor..

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Webber Wentzel

South Africa's Procurement Regulatory Regime finds itself in muddy waters

Regulatory uncertainty abounds in the procurement space after the recent Constitutional Court judgment upholding the Supreme Court of Appeal's decision to invalidate the 2017 Preferential Procurement Regulations.

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Sal & Caldeira Advogados

Amendments to the Public Procurement Regulation

Procurement by public entities has undergone various changes over the years. Decree-Law no. 48817, of 19 February 1969, applied in Mozambique through Ordinance no. 555/71, of 12 October, which approved the Construction and Provision of Public Works Regulation, was updated..

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