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Notice period to convene a shareholders’ meeting increases from 14 to 21 days

07 May 2019
BY Anne Sophie Lenette, Shrivan Dabee
The objective of this amendment is to protect minority shareholders’ interests and to bring the Companies Act in line with international best practice.
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Changes in Mauritian court jurisdiction and costs

07 May 2019
BY Shrivan Dabee, Stéphanie Sundanum-Sesmun
Mauritius has revised the jurisdictional threshold of its courts, increased legal costs and made rules for mediation before the Intermediate Court.
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Africa Business in Brief

Africa Business in Brief | 06 May 2019
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issue 303Central Africa ECA, CEMAC partner to boost economies of Central Africa region - ECA, CEMAC partner to boost economies of Central Africa region Democratic Republic of Congo Alphamin commence…
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No work permit required for foreign spouses of Mauritian citizens employed prior to 8 March 2019

01 May 2019
BY Natasha Behary Paray, Maxime Sauzier
New amendments to the Non-Citizen (Employment Restrictions) Exemptions Regulations have come into effect.
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The National Bank of Rwanda issues new regulations on major investments and placements by banks and regulatory requirements for banking M&A

01 May 2019
BY Dieudonné Nzafashwanayo
Effective from 12 April 2019, Rwanda has new regulations governing major investments and placements by banks as well as the shareholding and M&A of banks.
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Africa Business in Brief

Africa Business in Brief | 29 Apr 2019
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issue 302Africa AECF launches USD20-million solar fund for West Africa - AECF launches USD20-million solar fund for West Africa Africa AfDB signs USD50-million agreement with Natixis to boost trade …
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Is it time to rethink broad-based Black ownership?

25 Apr 2019
BY Sanjay Kassen
The Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Commission has declared that the vast majority of transactions involving broad-based trusts are not compliant with the law.
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Margin requirements for OTC derivatives – the final draft of the Joint Standard?

23 Apr 2019
BY Kelle Gagné
The latest draft of the Joint Standard on Margin Requirements for Non-Centrally Cleared OTC Derivatives has been published.
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Africa Business in Brief

Africa Business in Brief | 23 Apr 2019
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issue 301Africa Africa’s first minerals trading platform brings transparency to mining - Africa’s first minerals trading platform brings transparency to mining Burkina Faso Komet announces sale of i…
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New Mauritius/Kenya tax treaty signed

23 Apr 2019
BY Celia Becker
A new double tax agreement has been signed between Mauritius and Kenya
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Changes to South Africa’s critical skills list expected to be published imminently

16 Apr 2019
BY Zahida Ebrahim
South Africa's draft critical skills list is substantially shorter than previous versions and will have significant implications for companies operating in skills shortage areas if it is not altered …
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Africa Business in Brief

Africa Business in Brief | 15 Apr 2019
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issue 300Africa Financial scheme launched in response to urbanisation in Africa - Financial scheme launched in response to urbanisation in Africa Africa AfDB Board approves USD4.8-million grant to a…
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cloud computing

12 Apr 2019
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fourth industrial revolution

11 Apr 2019
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Africa Business in Brief

Africa Business in Brief | 09 Apr 2019
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issue 299Africa Seedstars announces USD100-million fund to invest in African tech startups - Seedstars announces USD100-million fund to invest in African tech startups Africa Liquid Telecom receives…
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