252021Nov
The evolving threat of cybercrime in Africa

The evolving threat of cybercrime in Africa

African countries are facing increasing challenges in combating cybercrime in a threat landscape that has changed dramatically. Africa has over 500 million internet users among a total population of nearly 1.4 billion, leaving huge potential for growth but at the same time making it increasingly vulnerable to cybercrime. The continent is reputed to have the…

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262021Jul
Technology Media and Telecommunications Africa Quarterly Update – July 2021

Technology Media and Telecommunications Africa Quarterly Update – July 2021

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 2021 to 15 July 2021 includes developments from Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mauritius, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Angola Public Consultation on…

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262021Jul
Africa joins the new space race

Africa joins the new space race

In the scramble to put ever-more small satellites into orbit, Africa is positioning itself to be in the big picture. The MIR-Sat1 launched by Mauritius in June 2021 became Africa’s 44th satellite in orbit around Earth. Two months earlier, Tunisia successfully placed its Challenge 1 among the rapidly growing constellation of African satellites accumulating and…

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262021Jul
How fintech can stimulate financial inclusion: Challenges and Opportunities

How fintech can stimulate financial inclusion: Challenges and Opportunities

Article by Osayaba Giwa-Osagie SAN -Senior Partner and Ivy Osiobe  -Executive Associate of Giwa-Osagie & Co, Nigeria Introduction: The past years have seen the emergence and growth of the fintech sector with fintech disrupting the traditional approach to financial services. Fintech is an acronym for “financial technology” and is used to describe the delivery of financial services…

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212021Jan
Crypto assets – a new financial product?

Crypto assets – a new financial product?

Written by Natalie Scott and Kyra South of Werksmans Attorneys On 20 November 2020, the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (“FSCA“) published a draft Declaration (“Draft Declaration“) and a statement in support thereof which sets out its proposal to bring crypto assets within the ambit of the definition of “financial product” in Section 1 of the Financial Advisory and…

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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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