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The (Green) Gold Rush

In his 2022 state of the nation address, President Cyril Ramaphosa said that the cannabis and hemp sector has the potential to create more than 130 000 jobs and he announced that government will streamline ‘regulatory processes so that the hemp and cannabis sec..

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South Africa: National Budget Speech, 2022 – Highlights

Today, 23 February 2022, South African Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana delivered his inaugural Budget Speech. Due to a growth in tax-revenue, largely thanks to strong commodity prices, the Minister announced several tax relief measures to assist in the country’s economi..

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Mozambique’s most recent changes to the Competition Law Regulation

The Competition Law, approved by Law no. 10/2013, of 11 April, established the legal framework for competition in Mozambique and its respective Regulation was approved by Decree no. 97/2014(“Competition Law Regulation..

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Webber Wentzel

Climate Change Bill introduced in Parliament

On 18 February 2022, the much-anticipated Climate Change Bill (Bill), which was published for comment on 8 June 2018, was introduced in Parliament. The publication and introduction of the Bill to Parliament for consideration is in accordance with South Africa's impl..

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MMAN Advocates

Employee's right to disconnect

The Employment (Amendment) Bill, 2021 which went through its first reading in the Senate on 2 December 2021 has recently received a lot of media attention for its proposal on providing employees with the right to disconnect from work and the right o..

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Anjarwalla & Khanna

Legal Alert | Implementation of Kenya’s Data Protection (General) Regulations

Since the enactment of the Data Protection Act in 2019, and the establishment of the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner in 2020, the issuance of regulations necessary to give effect to many of the provisions contained in the DPA has long been awaited.

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KN Law

The Employment (Amendment) Bill 2021: An Employee’s Right to Disconnect

The Senate has published for public participation the Employment (Amendment) Bill 2021 (the “Bill”). The Bill seeks to provide for employees’ right to disconnect. The Bill defines the right to disconnect as the right of an employee not to be contacted by the employe..

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SDG7 and the Journey to Nigeria’s 2060 Net Zero Emission Target: A Bird’s Eye View

In 2019, the Nigerian Government, through the Rural Electrification Agency, developed a model to determine the most cost-effective solution to achieving 100% electrification in the nation. The model revealed that 100% electrification by 2024 would require new connections ..

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OALP’s analysis of the recently enacted Climate Change Act 2021 and its potential impact on businesses in the energy industry

In the last quarter of 2021, His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari signed into law, the Climate Change Act 2021, to usher in a new dawn in Nigeria’s efforts towards environmental sustainability and ecosystem preservation by presenting a wholistic approach to re..

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