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Zambia: E-Hailing Regulations published

The Zambian Minister of Transport and Logistics issued the Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations, 2024 earlier this year to regulate the E-Hailing industry.

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Kenya: The Public Benefit Organisations Act now operational

The Public Benefit Organisations Act, 2013 (the Act) has come into force as of 14 May 2024 (the Commencement Date) pursuant to Legal Notice No. 78 of 2024 (the Legal Notice). This marks the culmination of a lengthy process that began with the Act receiving presidential assent on 14 January 2013. Following delays in the Act’s commencement, on 31 October 2016, the High Court issued an order compelling the Cabinet Secretary for Devolution and Planning (the Cabinet Secretary) to appoint and gazette the Act’s commencement date within fourteen (14) days of the order. Subsequently, on 12 May 2017, the High Court issued a ruling reinforcing the judgement of 31 October 2016 and ordered the commencement of the Act within thirty (30) days from the date of the order. Despite these orders, the Act was not effected until the recent publication of the Legal Notice that set the Commencement Date.

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Tanzania: The Fintech Regulatory Sandbox Regulations 2023

Tanzania: The Fintech Regulatory Sandbox Regulations 2023

The Bank of Tanzania (BoT) has recently issued draft regulations for establishing a Regulatory Sandbox, the Fintech Regulatory Sandbox Regulations 2023 (Regulations). The Regulations aim to create a conducive environment for innovative fintech to be tested in the market while ensuring adequate measures in place to protect customers.

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Kenya: Competition authority launches animal feeds sector inquiry

Kenya: Competition authority launches animal feeds sector inquiry

On 29 September 2023, the Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) announced its intention to undertake a comprehensive market inquiry into the animal feeds sector (Market Inquiry).

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South Africa: AARTO compliance and employment ramifications

South Africa: AARTO compliance and employment ramifications

The Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act 46 of 1998, as amended by the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Amendment Act 4 of 2019 (AARTO) is not only about a demerit system against individual motorists for their road traffic violations.

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