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Public interest litigation – Mauritius court leaves door half open

In a judgment delivered on 21 March 2023, the Supreme Court of Mauritius considered whether an attorney (solicitor), in his personal name and capacity, had standing to apply for a judicial review of the rules issued by the Chief Justice in relation to court fees. In short..

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MDR Advogados

Developments in public procurement

The decree which approves the new Regulation for Contracting Public Works, Supply of Goods and Provision of Services to the State, namely Decree no. 79/2022, of December 30, was recently published, revoking the diploma previously in force.

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MMAKS Advocates

A Look at the Covid-19 lockdown as an event of frustration in lease/tenancy agreements

Uganda faced its first COVID-19 lockdown on 18th March 2020 and it was only until 24th January 2022 that all aspects of the economy were fully “re-opened”. In the post lockdown era, it has become increasingly common in cases filed in Uganda courts, for parties to rely on ..

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Jackson, Etti & Edu

Nigeria’s Copyright Bill Signed into Law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law the Copyright Bill, which is geared towards protecting the rights of authors of original works. This development in Nigeria’s creative industry would ensure that authors receive the proper recognition and financial reward for..

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Webber Wentzel

Foreign employers will be required to register with SARS

National Treasury proposed in the February 2023 Budget that it intends to align the obligations on South African and foreign employers, which creates certain practical issues.

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Africa leads the way for Artificial Intelligence in legal practice

Working in the African legal context comes with its challenges, but it is exactly these challenges that have created fertile ground for building one of the world’s most innovative legal-tech platforms: Afriwise. Today, Afriwise is set to leapfrog as a global leader after ..

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Baker McKenzie

PayShap - South Africa's first rapid payments program launched

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has announced the launch of South Africa's real-time rapid payment platform called PayShap. PayShap aims to offer a cost-effective, convenient and instant payment service across banks, a proxy service to simplify the identification in..

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The importance of performance guarantees in infrastructure projects in Uganda


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Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah

Licensing of Cybersecurity Industry Players in Ghana

Cybersecurity has increasingly become necessary to protect industries and governments from cyberattacks, theft, damage and to prevent disruption to businesses. Cybersecurity regulation delineates the type of control an organisation must deploy to protect itself and its cu..

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