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Uganda publishes Public Finance Management Instrument 2023, tightening protection of national assets from lenders

05 Dec 2023
BY Renata Nyakairu, Phillip Karugaba
Uganda has amended its Public Finance Management Act, introducing a list of protected assets to prevent their pledging for loans.
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ENS’ IP team members recognised as IAM Global Leaders 2024

IP | 04 Dec 2023
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IAM Global Leaders are a select few chosen from those with gold-tier ranking in the IAM Patent 1000 for their expertise, and we're thrilled to have our IP Executives, Dr Joanne van Harmelen and Rowan…
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Key takeaways from ENS | Namibia’s inter-office panel discussion on ESG

28 Nov 2023
BY Camelot Brinkman
ENS | Namibia recently hosted a panel discussion, focusing on ESG trends such as decarbonisation and sustainable financing shaping the Namibian landscape.
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Competition concerns as the President of Uganda assents to the Petroleum Supply (Amendment) Act 2023

28 Nov 2023
BY Martha Mutamba, Phillip Karugaba
The Petroleum Supply (Amendment) Act, 2023 (“the Act”) has received Presidential assent in a record-breaking ten days from the date that it was passed by Ugandan Parliament.
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Regulation 15(4) of the B-BBEE Regulations: B-BBEE Commission non- compliance

21 Nov 2023
BY Aslam Moosajee, Shenaaz Munga
Court challenges arise as B-BBEE Commission decisions are overturned due to non-compliance with Regulation 15(4)'s one-year timeframe
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Kenya’s proposed land transaction fee revisions

21 Nov 2023
BY Katie Hardy, Nigel Shaw, Brenda Matu
The Government of Kenya plans to increase the fees for various land transactions, with the primary objective to modify current statutory instruments governing fees for diverse services within the Min…
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Key considerations and compliance challenges as South Africa nears implementation of groundbreaking "Failure to Prevent Corrupt Activities Offence"

21 Nov 2023
BY Adrian Roux, Timon Prins, Steven Powell
The imminent introduction of the "Failure to Prevent Corruption Offence" in South Africa requires careful consideration, read on to learn more about its potential impact
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Supreme Court of Kenya judgment: Due diligence crucial on potential property investments

14 Nov 2023
BY Nigel Shaw, Brenda Matu
In the recent case of Torino Enterprises Limited v Attorney General (Petition 5 (E006) of 2022), the Supreme Court (“court”) issued a judgment which could impact land acquisition procedures in Kenya.
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Kenya’s Privatisation Bill 2023 is now law

14 Nov 2023
BY Meshack Mboya, Mahesh Acharya
Kenya's new Privatisation Bill 2023, effective from October 27, restructures the privatisation framework. Read more to find out about key changes.
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TMT ENSight | issue 19

technology, media and telecommunications | 14 Nov 2023
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Welcome to the 19th issue of ENS' TMT ENSight, focusing on topics, news and analysis of novel and interesting developments in the technology, media and telecommunications space.
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Tax in Brief | Issue 112

tax | 14 Nov 2023
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Tax in Brief | Issue 112
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The role of internal investigations in combatting fraud

13 Nov 2023
BY Candace Lategan
International Fraud Week is an opportunity to highlight risk mitigation strategies, this article takes a look at the importance of internal corporate investigations and their role in ethical conduct
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Navigating South Africa's new Beneficial Ownership Requirements: A guide for trusts

07 Nov 2023
BY Leonard Bilchitz
Trustees must now maintain beneficial ownership records for trusts to enhance transparency, with penalties for non-compliance.
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Navigating South Africa's new Beneficial Ownership Requirements: A guide for companies

07 Nov 2023
BY Leonard Bilchitz
Companies must maintain a register for individuals with 5%+ ownership, with penalties for non-compliance under the Companies Act. Some exemptions apply, notably for listed companies.
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The Petroleum Supply (Amendment) Bill, 2023: Anti-competitive or not?

07 Nov 2023
BY Martha Mutamba, Phillip Karugaba
The Petroleum Supply (Amendment) Bill, 2023 seeks to create a monopoly in Uganda's petroleum market. This raises questions about its alignment with the recently passed Competition Act, which aims to …
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