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Innovations in the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission Mini-Grid Regulations, 2023

On December 29, 2023, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission released the Mini-Grid Regulations, 2023, pursuant to the Electricity Act, 2023. The New Regulation repealed the Mini-Grid Regulations, 2016. The New Regulation introduced certain changes to the operatio..

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Regulatory update: Guidance Notice on Registering Data Controllers and Processors of Major Importance

On the 14th of February, in accordance with its mandate to ensure the genuine processing of personal data by legitimate persons or organizations, the Nigeria Data Protection Commission issued a guidance notice on Registering Data Controllers and Processors of Major Import..

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Access to beneficial ownership information in Kenya: private companies

Kenya’s Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act, 2019, made amendments to the Companies Act, 2015, by introducing Section 93A which requires every company registered in Kenya to keep a register of its beneficial owners and file a copy with the Registrar of Companies wi..

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Angola: Environmental Protected Areas Regulations, 6 February 2024

Law 8/20, of 16 April 2020, – the “Environmental Protected Areas Regulations” – created a National Network of Protected Areas (Rede de Áreas de Conservação Ambiental). The Regulations of Law 8/20 have now been enacted by way of Presidential Decree 50/24, of 2 February 202..

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New trademark regulations 2023

The Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs has issued new Trademark regulations “Trademark Regulations S.I No. 85 of 2023” which regulations are to take effect today the 2nd of February 2024. The new Regulations are primarily a consolidation of Trademarks Regulati..

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South Africa: New draft regulations dealing with employment equity sectoral numerical targets released

On 1 February 2024, the Minister of Employment and Labour published new draft regulations dealing with the proposed sectoral numerical targets contemplated in section 15A of the Employment Equity Act, 1998 for public comment. This section was introduced by the amendments ..

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