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Uganda: Court clarifies foreign partnerships registration requirements

In a recent matter*, the Civil Division of the High Court of Uganda has ruled that a foreign partnership (this requirement also extends to local partnerships) that does not use the surnames of its partners must be registered with the Business Names Registry at the Uganda ..

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South Africa: ConCourt settles the law on various issues relating to large-scale retrenchments

On 6 May 2022, the Constitutional Court handed down judgment in the matter of Solidarity obo Members v Barloworld Equipment Southern Africa and Others (CCT 102/21) [2022] ZACC 15.


The case is an important one, in which the Court settles var..

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The successful allocation of the high-demand radio frequency spectrum

On 26 July 2019, the Minister of Communications published the Policy on High Demand Spectrum and Policy Direction on Licensing of a Wireless Open Access Network ("WOAN Policy") to tackle the spectrum scarcity of the country. Pursuant to the WO..

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Probationary Contracts: Catch 22 of Probationary Contracts in Kenya - Part 1

There has been a whirlwind of jurisprudence on employment law relating to probationary contracts occasioned by a gamut of decisions of different courts of coordinate jurisdiction. This precarious situation unsettles the law, creates uncertainty, and in effect puts legal p..

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Key innovations in Nigeria's Arbitration and Mediation Bill

On Tuesday, 10 May 2022 the Nigerian Senate passed the Arbitration and Mediation Bill (“the Bill”), which will repeal the Arbitration and Conciliation Act Chapter A.18, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 which became law on 14 March 1988. The Bill now awaits the asse..

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Clyde & Co.

Intellectual Property in Tanzania: the 2022 Regulations on Copyright Licensing and Rights to Benefit from Re-Sale

In this legal update, we analyse the Copyright Licensing and Rights to Benefit from Re-Sale Regulations [1]. The Regulations came into force on 18 March 2022 and are made under section 45 of the Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Act[2].

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Tax incentives are essential for getting South African mining exploration investment back on track

In April 2022, the Fraser Institute published the “Survey of Mining Companies 2021”, where investors weighed in on what mineral endowments and public policy factors, such as regulatory uncertainty and taxation, impacted their decision to invest in exploration in a region...

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Werksmans Attorneys

A new reality for illegal miners and the ‘zama zamas’?

Illegal mining is a critical challenge in the South African mining and minerals industry. In response to this chall..

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FB Attorneys

Court of Appeal Restores Property Auctioned Two Decades Ago

On 13 April 2022, the Court of Appeal of Tanzania (the Court) in a judgment authored by Justice Issa Maige, JA and bench comprising of Justices M.A. Kwariko and Justice A.M. Mwampashi, in Civil Appeal No...

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