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Uganda: Regulatory Update – NGO/ CSO compliance with the Data Protection and Privacy Act 2019

On 7 October 2022, the National Bureau for Non-Governmental Organisations released a circular requiring non-governmental organisations to register with the Personal Data Protecti..

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Webber Wentzel

FSCA declares crypto assets a financial product

The Financial Sector Conduct Authority has published the first of what will be a series of regulations to manage crypto assets and their providers. Following its initial proposal on 20 November 2020, the Financial Se..

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The Nigeria Start-up Act | What it is and Why It Matters

The Nigerian technology and innovation space in general, and its startup ecosystem in particular, has been gaining momentum and recording impressive growth in recent times.

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Key Highlights of The United States-Kenya Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership (STIP)

On July 14, 2022, the United States and Kenya launched a strategic trade and investment partnership (STIP) to pursue commitments to boost economic growth, support African regional economic integration and deepen trade cooperation. Both countries target to commence, within..

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Cracking the whip: The supervisory power of the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner in Kenya

On 5 October 2022, the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC) issued a press release stating that it would be conducting a preliminary documentary assessment and audit on 40 digital lenders that have been subject to complaints raised by various members of the p..

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Webber Wentzel

Radio DJ: 15 years later and still not an employee

A recent Labour Court judgment applied the dominant impression test to establish whether a radio DJ was an employee of the SABC or an independent contractor. The Court concluded that the DJ was not an employee and serves to remind employers and individuals that the contra..

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Olajide Oyewole LLP

Lawful Interception of Communications Under the Nigeria Communications Act and The Peculiarities of The NITDA Draft Code of Practice for Interactive Computer Platform/Internet Intermediaries

The Nigerian Communications Act 2003("NC Act")1 regulates communications in Nigeria. Its regulatory purview includes all forms of telecommunications and internet-based communications. The Nigerian Communications Commission2 ("NCC"), established under the NC Act, is c..

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Clyde & Co.

A refresher on requirements for service providers to the mining sector in Tanzania

The Mining Act R.E. 2019 (the Act) and the Mining (Local Content) Regulations 2018 (the Regulations) provide for minimum local content shareholding requirements for entities operating in and servicing the mining sector. In this article, we set out the varying positions un..

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SNC Incorporated

Energy: Oil & Gas 2022 -Trends And Developments

The Republic of Namibia – also known as the “Land of the Brave” – is a largely unexplored frontier. The recent offshore discoveries by Total Energies and Shell, as well as the confirmation of a working petroleum system onshore in the Kavango Basin by Reconnaissance Energy..

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