242021May
Technology Media and Telecommunications Africa Quarterly e-Bulletin

Technology Media and Telecommunications Africa Quarterly e-Bulletin

Compiled by Wendy Rosenberg and Tebogo Sibidla of Werksmans Attorneys – South Africa. This e-bulletin highlights key legislative and regulatory developments in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors in sub-Saharan Africa.  This issue covers the period 16 January 2021 to 15 April 2021 includes developments from Botswana, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius,…

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162021Feb
Technology Media And Telecommunications Africa Quarterly E Bulletin

Technology Media And Telecommunications Africa Quarterly E Bulletin

This e-bulletin highlights key legislative and regulatory developments in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors in sub-Saharan Africa.  This issue covers the period 16 October 2020 to 15 January 2021 includes developments from Botswana, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mauritius, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Botswana Type Approval Verification…

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272020Oct
Technology, Media and Telecommunications Africa Quarterly E Bulletin – October 2020

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Africa Quarterly E Bulletin – October 2020

This e-bulletin highlights key legislative and regulatory developments in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors in sub-Saharan Africa.  This issue covers the period 16 July to 15 October 2020 includes developments in Botswana, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zanzibar and Zimbabwe. Botswana Expression of Interest…

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282020Jul
Technology, Media and Telecommunications Update in Africa – July 2020

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Update in Africa – July 2020

This e-bulletin highlights key legislative and regulatory developments in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors in sub-Saharan Africa.  This issue covers the period 16 April 2020 to 15 July 2020 includes developments Botswana, Ethiopia, Eswatini, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe. Botswana Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority intervention towards COVID‑19…

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92019Oct
Employment and Training of Ghanaians, and Succession of Expatriates by Ghanaians in the Petroleum Industry

Employment and Training of Ghanaians, and Succession of Expatriates by Ghanaians in the Petroleum Industry

Under the Petroleum (Local Content and Local Participation) Regulations, 2013 (LI 2204) (“LI 2204”) companies operating in the upstream petroleum industry are required to employ and train Ghanaians for the various positions in their companies. Petroleum companies must also recruit and train Ghanaians to succeed expatriates who are engaged in any capacity in the company….

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72019Jun
Ghana’s electricity supply industry

Ghana’s electricity supply industry

In line with the national push for a more structured approach to increasing local content and participation, the Regulations came into force on 22 December 2017. Prior to the passing of the Regulations, only the general local content provisions set out in the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre Act, 2013 (Act 865) applied to the electricity…

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42019Jun
ECOWAS Regional Competition Authority launches in The Gambia

ECOWAS Regional Competition Authority launches in The Gambia

The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (“ECOWAS“) officially launched its Regional Competition Authority today in Banjul, The Gambia. The ECOWAS Regional Competition Authority (“ERCA“) is established to implement the Regional Competition Rules adopted by the ECOWAS Authority in 2008. These Rules essentially promote, maintain and encourage competition while enhancing economic efficiency…

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72018Aug
Mining in Africa: Developments and outlook in 2018

Mining in Africa: Developments and outlook in 2018

At LEX Africa’s most recent seminar, members discussed challenges and changes seen in this progressive sector. Issues between communities and mining companies are not unique to Africa, particularly in instances where rural land is explored for natural resources. Chris Stevens, Head of Mining and Resources practice at Werksmans Attorneys — a LEX Africa member in…

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