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Afriwise

The growth of cybercrime in Africa: what types and who's most at risk

The rate at which Africa’s digital space has been growing in recent years has been outstripping the rate at which governments are able to introduce cybersecurity laws to regulate and protect this unfamiliar landscape. Cybercriminals have e..

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Afriwise

INTERVIEW: How this Mauritian FinTech start-up stays one step ahead of regulators.

Mauritius has a sophisticated financial services industry and a vibrant ICT sector. It is increasingly well placed to take advantage of the opportunities FinTech brings for both Africa and the rest of the world.

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Afriwise

CASE STUDY: Nigeria's vibrant FinTech scene and how to avoid its regulatory pitfalls.

Nigeria’s young population, increasing smartphone penetration and improved regulatory environment are creating the perfect storm for the FinTech sector to flourish. Nigeria is now the home to over 200 standalone FinTech companies, plus a number of FinTech solutions offere..

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Afriwise

The state of FinTech in Africa (and where the most successful ecosystems are)

There are a number of reasons why Africa has been earmarked as the next hub for FinTech. A youthful pop..

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WTS Nobisfields

Ghana introduces Electronic VAT system, Up-front VAT payment and Taxation of E-Commerce

The Value Added Tax Act, 2013 has been amended by the Value Added Tax (Amendment) Act which came into force on 12 September 2022. The purpose of this amendment is to compel taxpayers who qualify to register for value-added tax (VAT) to register on time. The main policy ra..

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Werksmans Attorneys

Information Officers take note! The right of access to information vs. The right to privacy

The right of access to information is a unique right in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 as it places an obligation on both public and private bodies to allow access to records held by them.

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Spoor & Fisher

Kenya: 1 January 2023 deadline approaching to file recordals

Kenya has specific anti-counterfeiting legislation, the Anti-Counterfeiting Act No. 13 of 2008, as well as a dedicated anti-counterfeiting body, the Anti-Counterfeiting Authority (ACA)...

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Bowmans

Uganda: The Employment (Amendment) Bill 2022

The Employment (Amendment) Bill 2022 was re-tabled for First Reading before the Parliament of Uganda on 21 September 2022. The Bill seeks to amend the Employment Act 2006. Some of the highlights of the Bill follow below.

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Clyde & Co.

Tanzania: The Carbon Trading Regulations of 2022

The Government of Tanzania recently issued the Environmental Management (Control and Management of Carbon Trading) Regulations Government Notice Number 636 of 2022 (the Regulations). The Regulations apply to all carbon trading projects in Mainland Tanzania and are t..

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