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ESG and the rise of sustainable finance in Mauritius

As African countries grapple with the measures necessary to meet their nationally determined commitments (“NDCs”) under the Paris Agreement, it..

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Vazi Legal

The Impact of Fintech on Financial Inclusion in Nigeria

The fintech industry in Nigeria has helped to expedite financial inclusion. To this end, over 20 million new bank accounts have been opened via traditional banks and fintech companies since 2020, bringing the total banked population in Nigeria..

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AXIS

How “worthy” is “worth it"?

“Worthiness” is commonly defined as “the quality of deserving respect or attention.” In the eyes of a financial institution, onboarding or maintaining an ongoing business relationship with a high-net-worth customer is “worth it” – but is it always “worthy”? Warren Buffet ..

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MMAKS Advocates

Bank customers could be held liable for banking fraud losses

On 18 July 2022, the Ugandan High Court issued a landmark decision on the liability for loss suffered due to digital bank fraud in the case of Aida Atiku versus Centenary Rural Development Bank Limited, (the defendant/bank) Civil Suit No. 0754 of 2020.
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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

The M-Pesa Visa GlobalPay virtual card

Safaricom PLC (Safaricom) and Visa Inc (Visa) recently announced the launch of the M-Pesa GlobalPay Visa virtual card (the M-Pesa Card). The partnership comes amidst the Central Bank of Kenya’s issuance of its National Paym..

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Webber Wentzel

A minefield of taxes lies ahead for crypto asset transactions

​​A gain on the disposal of crypto assets may be taxed as either revenue or capital, in line with the same income tax rules that apply to the disposal of shares or unit trusts.

 

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Reprieve for non-deposit-taking microfinance businesses as the high court temporarily exempts them from the Central Bank of Kenya (Digital Credit Providers) Regulations

On 7 December 2021, the President signed into law the Central Bank of Kenya (Amendment) Act of 2021 (Act) that grants the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) powers to regulate digital credit providers.

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AXIS

Setting up a Fund in Mauritius

Investment funds might be shying away from the limelight in the wake of spurring innovative financial instruments, but they continue to remain a popular choice for investors and target companies alike. There is indeed a common consensus between start-ups and well-establis..

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ENSafrica

Why a failure to amend FICA could see disinvestment in South Africa’s financial institutions

South Africa has until the end of February 2023 to meet a tight deadline to amend its Financial Intelligence Centre Act, 2001 (“FICA”) or face the consequences of its financial institutions being added to a grey list alongside countries such as Yemen, Sou..

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