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Technology Media & Telecommunications in Africa update

Africa Update

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 2023 to 15 July 2023 and includes developments from Eswatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. eSwatini Notice […]

COMESA Competition Commission celebrates 10-year anniversary in Malawi

Africa Update

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Competition Commission recently celebrated 10 years of operation in Lilongwe, Malawi. The Honourable Simplex Chithyola, Malawi’s Minister of Trade and Industry opened the two-day event. In his opening speech he said, “Despite the remarkable progress that our COMESA region has made in facilitating trade, particularly through […]

Malawi being driven by renewable energy

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A small, beautiful country with abounding challenges and opportunities, which are being driven by renewable energy. Malawi, a small, landlocked country in southeast Africa, is known as ‘the warm heart of Africa’, because its people are so friendly and peaceful. Its topography of highlands is split by the Great Rift Valley and enormous Lake Nyasa, […]

Significant developments in International Arbitration in Malawi

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The official opening ceremony of the Constructive Engagement Conference Towards The Establishment Of The Malawi International Commercial Arbitration Centre and the signing of the Project Partners Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) took place in Lilongwe on Monday, 15 August 2022. The ceremony was presided over by his Excellency Dr Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, President of the Republic […]

Jump the gun, bite the bullet: Consequences of failure to notify a merger in Africa

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Article by Paul Coetser, Director & Head of Competition, and Sandiso Dhlomo, Candidate Attorney of Werksmans Attorneys, South Africa It is no longer a surprise that many, if not most, African countries now have competition laws. In addition, Africa has five regional economic areas with competition rules. In many of these countries and regional areas, […]

The COMESA Competition Commission’s increasing emphasis on competition enforcement and conduct cases

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Article by: Pieter Steyn – Chairperson of LEX Africa, Director Werksmans Attorneys, South Africa The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) covers 21 countries namely Burundi, the Comoros, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Rwanda, Sudan, Swaziland, Seychelles, Somalia, Tunisia Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The […]

Technology Media and Telecommunications Africa Quarterly e-Bulletin

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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, […]

Technology Media And Telecommunications Africa Quarterly E Bulletin

Technology

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 […]

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

Technology

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 […]

Botswana pledges mining support to Malawi

President Mokgweetsi Masisi says his government is willing to share expertise on legislation and governance with Malawi so that the country can benefit from its mining sector. Botswana’s President has offered the support of his government in helping Malawi derive as much benefit as it can from its local mining sector. Speaking at a joint […]

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