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MawereSibanda

Assessing the concept of Special Economic Zones – 5 years down the line

On 7th February 2020, the Zimbabwe government gazetted the much anticipated Zimbabwe Investment and Development Agency Act [Chapter 14:37]. The Act was introduced in order to promote and facilitate investment in..

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Universal health care coverage and compulsory registration

Parliament adopted the National Hospital Insurance Fund (Amendment) Bill 2021 (Bill), which was gazetted on 11 May 2021. The principal object of the Bill is to enhance the mandate and capacity of the National Hospital Insuranc..

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Bowmans

Uganda: High Court issues landmark decision on industrial design infringement

On 28 June 2021 the High Court of Uganda rendered a landmark decision inMigoo Industrial and Trading Company (U) Limited v Rida International Industry (U) Limited (Civil Suit 0359/2019). Plaintiff Migoo had sued defendant Ridafor infringeme..

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Vieira de Almeida

Mozambique: Amendments to the Civil Code

 
Decree-Law No. 2/2021, of 9 August - Amends articles 377, 714, 875 and 1143 of the Civil Code, approved by ..
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ENSafrica

National Treasury set to limit assessed tax losses: agricultural and mining sectors among those industries to bear the brunt

The National Treasury (“NT”’) published its draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill with accompanying Explanatory Memorandum on 28 July 2021 (the “draft Bill”). By now it is well known that the dra..

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Scanlen & Holderness

The fundamentals of corporate rescue proceedings in Zimbabwe

Corporate rescue means proceedings to facilitate the rehabilitation of a company that is financially distressed. The concept of corporate rescue was introduced into our Zimbabwean law by the enactment of the Insolvency Act [chapter 6:07] (h..

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Spoor & Fisher

Why a Clear Intellectual Property Strategy is Critical to Securing Venture Capital Funding

Intellectual property (IP) is not an end in itself. Nobody ever needed IP to make, market or sell a product or service and, in fact, many businesses compete in the market on the basis of price, service and quality without ever registe..

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ENSafrica

Kenya’s New Startup Bill will Foster Entrepreneurship, but There Are Still Some Stumbling Blocks

Kenya's Startup Bill was established to provide a framework to encourage entrepreneurship in Kenya as well as to stimulate growth and sustainable development of technology with a goal of attracting Kenyan talent and capital. Because of its ..

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HRA Advogados

Amendment to the Merger Notification Fee in Mozambique

Ministerial Decree no. 77/2021, of 16 August 2021, was published yesterday, amending the rules
concerning the fee applicable to merger control notifications in Mozambique.

 

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