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Ambitious projects are under way to produce green hydrogen in South Africa

In recognition of the global proliferation of sustainable energy, and considering COP27 and SA’s international law obligations under the Paris Agreement, the country is strengthening its contributions and efforts towards climate change mitigation.

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Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah

Medical Information in Employment Contracts

It is unlikely that employees will voluntarily submit medical information to employers. Employees run the risk of medical information being disclosed to third parties without their consent, as well as the possibility of workplace discrimination from their employers ..

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Miranda Alliance

New rules on opening, operation and closure of bank accounts

Order No. 1/23, of 30 January, of the National Bank of Angola approved new rules for the opening, maintenance, operation and closure of bank accounts by natural and legal persons.


From the now applicable regime we highlight the f..

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Jackson, Etti & Edu

The Franchising (Establishment) Bill 2022

On Tuesday, the 24th of January 2023, the Senate passed the Franchising (Establishment)Bill. The Bill seeks to create a legal framework for the operation of franchising (and other related matters) in Nigeria, in line with global best practices.

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Webber Wentzel

Is your business an accountable institution? Your 90 days are running

Towards the end of 2022, several amendments and proposed changes to the structure of South Africa's anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist regime were implemented. Amongst these was the inclusion of several new items to the list of entiti..

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Afriwise and Legal Interact join forces

The collaboration will see Afriwise and Legal Interact team to market each other solutions and products and provide in-house legal teams and legal practices in Africa with more integrated solutions. Afriwise is..

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Kaplan & Stratton

The Draft Privatization Bill 2023

We are writing to update you on the recent publication of the draft Privatization Bill which was made available for public participation. The bill, if passed, will replace the current P rivatization Act, 2005. The objective of the bill is to provide a revised regulatory f..

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Zambia: New insurance law takes effect

On 23 December 2022, the long-awaited Insurance Act, 2021 (new Act) came into force following the issuance of Commencement Order No. 83 of 2022 by the Minister of Finance and National Planning, Dr Situmbeko Musokotwane.

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New sector targets could compel the mining sector to walk the walk on diversity, equity and inclusion

With South Africa being one of the most diverse countries on the African continent, equity and inclusion are critical to the future of every sector in its economy. For the mining sector in particular, failure to achieve equity of the workplace could come with greater puni..

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