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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

New merger thresholds and notification fees in Zimbabwe

In Zimbabwe, the financial thresholds and filing fees for mandatory merger notification, as well as the advisory opinion application fees have recently been amended.
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FB Attorneys

Tax Ombudsman Regulations Issued

To enhance and protect tax payers’ rights against potential abuse by tax officers, in 2019, the Parliament of Tanzania made amendments to the Tax Administration Act of 2015 (the Act) to establish the office of Tax Ombudsman Service (the Service). The office is man..
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N. Dowuona & Company

Electronic Transfer Levy Act, 2022 (Act 1075) to Take Effect in May 2022

The Government of Ghana has passed the Electronic Transfer Levy (E-Levy) Act, which imposes a levy of 1.50% on electronic transfers at the time of transfer. This initiative by the Government is meant to broaden the tax base in the country and generate revenue. 
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Oraro & Co.

Tax Highlights of the Finance Bill, 2022

The Finance Bill, 2022 went through the First Reading on 13 April 2022. We provide below a summary of the proposed amendments the Bill seeks to make to various Tax Laws.

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Uganda: Court dismisses a public interest suit against the Petroleum Authority of Uganda and two leading international oil companies

On 11 April 2022, the High Court of Uganda (Court) dismissed a disguised public interest suit brought against the Petroleum Authority of Uganda (the regulator of the petroleum industry in Uganda) and the two leading international oil companies in Uganda, Total E&P Uganda..
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Adams & Adams

Mauritius: Industrial Property Regulations 2022 promulgated and Industrial Property Act 2019 enters into force on 31 January 2022 and increase to Official fees

On 31 January 2022, the previously promulgated Industrial Property Act, 2019 was proclaimed and came into force in Mauritius. The Industrial Property Regulations 2022, made under the Act, also came into force on 31 January 2022.
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Werksmans Attorneys

Is South Africa in a state of procurement limbo? Where to from here, for now?

Public procurement in South Africa is undeniably tied to the country’s socio-economic objectives and is an important tool to achieve transformation. Recently, the Constitutional Court (“ConCourt”) in the matter of Minister of Finance v Afribusiness NPC and Ot..

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A trade mark case with soul

The trade mark judgment of Golden Fried Chicken (Pty) Ltd v Soul Kitchen Restaurant is highly unusual. While the judgment is certainly interesting, it’s not always easy to follow and is worth unpacking.

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Kenya: The Employment (Amendment) Act, No. 15 of 2022

The Employment (Amendment) Act, No. 15 of 2022 was assented into law on 4 April 2022, by the President, H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta.

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