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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Q&A on the Employment Equity Amendment

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed into law the Employment Equity Amendment Act 4 of 2022. The Act amends the Employment Equity Act of 1998 (Act 55 of 1998) with new measures to promote diversity and equality in the workplace. The effective date is yet to be proclaimed ..

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South Africa: New reporting requirements regarding beneficial ownership in relation to trusts

South Africa is introducing new rules regarding the disclosure of beneficial ownership of assets as part of the measures to address its laws regarding anti-money laundering and the combatting of terrorism financing.

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MMAN Advocates

Fintech regulation in Kenya

According to the Economic Survey Report of 2022[1], the value of output from the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Sector rose by 6.9% from USD 4...

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Goldsmiths Solicitors

Trademarks in Nigeria: Registration, Infringement and Enforcement

A Trademark is a unique sign or mark that distinguishes the goods and services of one business from another. A mark can either be a device, brand, heading, label, ticket, name, signature, word, letter, numeral, or any combination thereof. Most businesses, companies or org..

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Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah

Parliament Passes the Growth and Sustainability Levy Bill, 2022

Parliament on 31 March 2023 passed the Growth and Sustainability Levy Bill, 2022 (the Bill). The Bill, which shall come into force following presidential assent and publication in the Gazette, seeks to introduce a new levy, the Grow..

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Sabinet and Afriwise Partner to Simplify Compliance for Businesses in Africa

The collaboration is set to make compliance across Africa easier and more accessible – responding to a top concern of global corporate leaders.

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KN Law

Application of the In Duplum Rule in Kenya

The High Court held the in duplum rule in Section 44 of the Banking Act does not apply to non-deposit taking microfinance institutions.[i] The rule limits interest accrual to equal the principal amount outstanding when a loan becomes non-performing. We a..

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Banwo & Ighodalo

The Constitutional Amendment Heralding The Decentralization Of The Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (“NESI”)

On March 17, 2023, an Act to alter certain provisions of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (the “1999 Constitution”), to allow constituent states within the Nigerian federation (the “States”) to generate, transmit, and distribute electricity in area..

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Market Inquiry on Pay Television Services

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has initiated a market inquiry into the pay television services market in Zambia as it has reason to believe that there are features present within this sector that may pre..

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