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MMAN Advocates

The Collateralisation of Intellectual Property Rights

The Moveable Property Security Rights Act, 2017 provides for the registration of security rights in moveable properties. Prior to 2017, individuals and entities with no tangible asset..

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TripleOKLaw

Privacy Regulation On The Internet Of Things (IoT)

Internet of Things is generally understood as the connection of electronic objects and devices to the internet.  For businesses to enjoy lower operating costs, improved communication and efficiency, increased productivity through..

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Universal health care coverage and compulsory registration

Parliament adopted the National Hospital Insurance Fund (Amendment) Bill 2021 (Bill), which was gazetted on 11 May 2021. The principal object of the Bill is to enhance the mandate and capacity of the National Hospital Insuranc..

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ENSafrica

Kenya’s New Startup Bill will Foster Entrepreneurship, but There Are Still Some Stumbling Blocks

Kenya's Startup Bill was established to provide a framework to encourage entrepreneurship in Kenya as well as to stimulate growth and sustainable development of technology with a goal of attracting Kenyan talent and capital. Because of its ..

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Spoor & Fisher

Kenya: Important Developments Regarding Anti-counterfeiting

Kenya has had anti-counterfeiting legislation for many years. The Anti-Counterfeiting Act No. 13 of 2008 creates severe penalties for counterfeiting, with prison terms of up to 15 years. The legislation also makes provision for a dedi..

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CFL Advocates

The Anti-Counterfeit (Recordation) Regulations and the Anti-Counterfeit (Amendment) Regulations, 2021

The Anti-counterfeit Act, Number 13 of 2008, (“the Act”) was amended through the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act Number 18 of 2018..

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ENSafrica

Terminating Probationary Contracts Without a Hearing Declared Unconstitutional by Kenyan Courts

The Employment and Labour Relations Court at Nairobi has declared section 42(1) of the Employment Act unconstitutional. This section allows employers to terminate an employment contract duri..

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Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

Tax Appeals Tribunal (Amendment) Bill, 2021

The Tax Appeals Tribunal (Amendment) Bill, 2021 (‘the Bill’) proposes to amend the Tax Appeals Tribunal Act, 2013 (‘TAT Act, 2013’) to facilitate the expeditious disposal of tax disputes at the Tax Appeals Tribunal (‘the Tribunal’).

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