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Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah

Setting an Ex Parte Order aside through an Ex Parte Application – The Standards are the Same

On 25 October 2023, the High Court in Nuumo Emmanuel T Antia We 6 Others v Nii Adotey Otintor II Another(Suit No GJ/0034/2024), pursuant to an ex parte application, granted an order of interlocutory injunction restraining the respondents from ‘handling, organizing, touchi..

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Webber Wentzel

New standard operating procedures for the investigation, search, access or seizure of cyber articles

The Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Investigation, Search, Access or Seizure of Articles in terms of section 26 of the Cybercrimes Act 19 of 2020 (CCA) were published by the Department of Police on 6 October 2023.​ The CCA creates legal mechanisms to address ..

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

The Social Health Insurance Act and its implications

In a Gazette Notice on 21 November 2023, the Cabinet Secretary for Health designated 22 November 2023 as the commencement date of the Social Health Insurance Act, 2023 (SHIA). This act repeals the National Health Insurance Fund Act, 1989 (NHIF Act) to establish a fr..

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South Africa: Positive developments on proposed amendments to the Companies Act

Following the hearing of public comment on the proposed amendments to the Companies Amendment Bills published in September, revised drafts of the Bills have now been sent to the National Counsel of Provinces. 

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Muvingi Mugadza

What the Zimbabwean 2024 financial budget entails for the mining community

The fiscal budget for 2024 comes at a time when the Zimbabwean government is focusing on keeping its promise of building a more fair society, consolidating stability, and driving economic progress coming from the theme “Consolidating Economic Transformation”. Amongs..

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The Federal Republic of Nigeria v Process & Industrial Developments Limited

The lawsuit initiated by the Federal Republic of Nigeria (“FRN”) against Process Industrial Developments Limited in the Commercial Court stands out as one of the most substantial international disputes related to arbitral enforcement. The anticipated verdict holds the pot..

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Norton Rose Fulbright

South African court refuses to enforce a foreign judgment

The South African High Court in Pretoria refused to grant an application seeking to enforce an interdict granted by a Bermudan court against a South African company that was at no stage present in Bermuda and did not submit to its jurisdiction. The court applied the princ..

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The Ghanaian Framework for Public-Private Partnerships

Ghana, like many other developing countries, faces significant infrastructure deficit that has long hindered its economic growth and development. Addressing Ghana's infrastructure challenges will require raising billions of dollars in annual expenditures. Recognizing the ..

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Competition concerns as the President of Uganda assents to the Petroleum Supply (Amendment) Act 2023

The Petroleum Supply (Amendment) Act, 2023 has received Presidential assent in a record-breaking ten days from the date that it was passed by Parliament. In the meantime, the Competition Bill, 2023 which was passed over two months ago still awaits assent, well beyon..

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