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2023 Under Review – Policy and Legislative Developments

The year 2023 saw policies, legislation and judicial decisions that affected businesses and individuals. This report provides insight into some of these developments in 2023 and the outlook for 2024 for some sectors or areas.

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ENS

Key considerations and compliance challenges as South Africa introduces new "failure to prevent corrupt activities offence" in section 34A of the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act

A significant recommendation of the State Capture Commission, the introduction of a failure to prevent corruption offence, has been introduced in South Africa with effect from 3 April 2024. The Judicial Matters Amendment Bill was passed by the National Council of Province..

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Sal & Caldeira Advogados

Beneficiary Owner Registration Under the New Regulation on the Registration of Legal Entities

With the entry into force on 8 March 2024 of the New Regulation on the Registration of Legal Entities, recently approved by Decree-Law no. 1/2024, of 8 March, all companies, consortia, representations of national or foreign entities must, within 90 days from 8 March 2024,..

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GDA Advocates

Regime for the liberalization of capital operations and other foreign exchange operations

On 21 March 2024, the Bank of Mozambique published Notice No. 4/GBM/2024 in the Official Gazette. This notice establishes the regime for the liberalization of capital operations and other foreign exchange operations in Mozambique. It applies to all parties involved in for..

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FB Attorneys

Trustees’ Beneficial Ownership Rules Issued

On 29 February 2024, the Minister for Constitutional and Legal Affairs issued procedures for submission of information of Beneficial Ownership vide the Trustees’ Incorporation (Transparency of Beneficial Ownership) Rules 2024, GN No. 139A of 2024. These Rules impose manda..

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ALN

Analysis of the Key Provisions and Implications of the Affordable Housing Act, 2024

The Affordable Housing Act, 2024 was gazetted on 19 March 2024 after being signed into law by the President on the same date. The Act serves to implement constitutional mandates regarding the right to accessible and adequate housing and sanitation standards while establis..

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Webber Wentzel

The Competition Commission publishes revised Public Interest Guidelines

On 20 March 2024, the Competition Commission of South Africa published revised Public Interest Guidelines relating to merger control. The Revised Guidelines follow the Draft Public Interest Guidelines, which were published for public comment in October 2023. Although the ..

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LEX Africa

The enhancement of Competition and Consumer Protection regulation in Zambia by the new amendments to the Competition and Consumer Protection Act

On 26 December 2023, the Competition and Consumer Protection (Amendment) Act No. 21 of 2023 was passed into law, effectively amending various provisions of the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission Act No. 24 of 2010. The new changes to the Principal Act are the ..

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OneLegal

Angola: Money Laundering, Terrorism Financing and Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

By way of Order 2/24, of 22 March 2024, the Angolan Central Bank (BNA) adopted the regulations for implementation of Law 5/20, of 27 January 2020, on the Prevention and Combating of Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction app..

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