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South Africa: The end of maternity leave

On 25 October 2023, the Gauteng Division of the High Court of South Africa in the matter between Van Wyk Others v The Minister of Employment and Labour delivered a judgment which may, for the interim, abolish maternity leave as provided for in the Basic Conditions of Empl..

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Clyde & Co.

Tanzania: The Foreign Exchange (Bureau de Change) Regulations, 2023

In this legal update, we discuss key highlights of the Foreign Exchange (Bureau de Change) Regulations of 2023 (the 2023 Regulations), which came into force on 6 October 2023 and revokes the Foreign Exchange (Bureau de Change) Regulations of 2019 (the 2019 Regulations). A..

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Mulenga Mundashi

Zambia takes pioneering steps: The Green Loans Guidelines, 2023

Zambia has joined the select group of African nations taking early initiatives to explore innovative green financing methods for funding projects focused on adaptation and sustainable development. On 29 September 2023, Zambia’s Minister of Finance and National Plann..

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Webber Wentzel

Open Finance: Compulsory information request for all financial institutions and fintechs

In June 2023, the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) published a draft Position Paper on Open Finance (Draft Position Paper) which builds on the FSCA's initial assessment of the Open Finance landscape published in its 2020 Consultation and Research Paper on R..

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Tanzania: The Fintech Regulatory Sandbox Regulations 2023

The Bank of Tanzania (BoT) has recently issued draft regulations for establishing a Regulatory Sandbox, the Fintech Regulatory Sandbox Regulations 2023. The Regulations aim to create a conducive environment for innovative fintech to be test..

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KN Law

The 2023 Privatization Act – Towards Streamlining Privatization

On Monday, 09 October 2023, the President assented to the 2023 Privatization Act. The Act will overhaul the regulatory framework for privatizing public entities established by the 2005 Privatization Act. It represents a notable and hopeful advancement in privatizati..

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IBN Immigration Solutions

Unlocking Opportunities: The Trusted Employer Scheme in South Africa

In a recent development that could significantly impact the corporate landscape in South Africa, the Trusted Employer Scheme was officially announced in regulations published on October 11, 2023. This scheme introduces a..

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FB Attorneys

VPN in Tanzania Regulated

On 13 October 2023, the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) issued a Public Notice regarding the use of Virtual Private Network (VPN) in the country. It should be noted that VPN is an encrypted connection over the Internet from a device to a net..

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Jackson, Etti & Edu

Understanding The Framework For Advertising NAFDAC Regulated Products And What The Law Requires Of Manufacturers, Importers, Distributors And Retailers

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is the body that regulates and control the importation, exportation, manufacture, advertisement, distribution, sale and use of food, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, bottled water and chemicals am..

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