82022Mar
The women of LEX Africa speak out about breaking the bias on International Women’s Day!

The women of LEX Africa speak out about breaking the bias on International Women’s Day!

International Women’s Day has been celebrated every year on 8 March, for more than 100 years, and it was made an official global holiday by the United Nations in 1977. It is a day when women are recognised for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. Ironically, given…

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272022Jan
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 2021 to 15 January 2022 and includes developments from Botswana, Cameroon, Eswatini, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Botswana…

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202021Aug
A new horizon for debtors and credit providers in Lesotho

A new horizon for debtors and credit providers in Lesotho

Article by: Pamela Bubb, Partner and Head of the Commercial Practice, and Brendan Miller, consultant, Webber Newdigate. According to the Central Bank of Lesotho’s (the “CBL”), list of licensed financial institutions for the 2nd quarter of 2021, there were roughly one hundred (100) financial institutions (commercial banks and micro-finance institutions) licensed to provide various credit…

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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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202021Jan
A Long-term Sublease Agreement, Should it be Registered?

A Long-term Sublease Agreement, Should it be Registered?

Author: Katleho David Phenduka of Webber Newdigate Attorneys This article comments on the importance of registering long-term sublease agreements in Lesotho. A sublease agreement is an agreement between the Sublessor/Landlord and the Sublessee/Tenant. The Sublessor in essence gives the Sublessee the temporary use and enjoyment of his property in return for payment of rent.  The…

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232020Nov
Lesotho’s new licensing regulations slam door on efforts to make it easier to do business

Lesotho’s new licensing regulations slam door on efforts to make it easier to do business

Hopes that new legislation would make Lesotho’s business environment easier to operate in – thereby attracting new foreign investment – have been stymied by the subsequent publication of regulations that contradict the Act and continue to restrict many business activities to indigenous Basotho people. The introduction of “risk-based” business licensing and flexible business regulations were…

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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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202020Oct
How to protect trade secrets in Lesotho

How to protect trade secrets in Lesotho

A trade secret is defined as information, including a formula, pattern, compilation, program device, method, technique, or process, that: (i) derives independent economic value, actual or potential, from not being generally known to, and not being readily ascertainable by proper means by, other persons who can obtain economic value from its disclosure or use, and…

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262020Aug
Overview of Data Privacy and Protection in Lesotho

Overview of Data Privacy and Protection in Lesotho

What is data protection?  The protection of personal information is essential to fulfilling the fundamental principle and value of personal privacy and personal information privacy. As such, data protection is the process of safeguarding important information from corruption, compromise or loss.  Does Lesotho Have data protection laws? Lesotho implements the right to privacy under the…

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