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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 […]

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 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 […]

Updates in the Mauritius Business Legal Framework

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Article by Dev Erriah, Head of Chambers at Erriah Chambers – Mauritius The Mauritius government signed, on 29 October, an amending protocol to its 2011 income tax treaty with Germany to bring it into line with recommendations of the OECD/G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Project. The BEPS actions are designed to equip governments with […]

Delisting of Mauritius from EU list of high-risk third countries

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Article by Dev Erriah – Head of Chambers, Erriah Chambers, Mauritius Mauritius is set to be formally removed from the European Union List of High Risk Third countries (the “EU List”) very soon following the meeting of the European Commission College of Commissioners on 22 December 2021. Following the de listing of Mauritius from the […]

Mauritius Premium Visa

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Article by Dev R Erriah of Erriah Chambers, Mauritius On 23 October 2020, the Government of Mauritius announced the introduction of a new travel visa, The Premium Visa. Mauritius, which is famously known as the “paradise island”, has launched a Premium Travel Visa, valid for a period of one year, renewable, to welcome admired travellers seeking […]

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 […]

New realities in Africa: Covid-19 and taxes

Tax

Ongoing economic pain wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic has put government revenue under a harsh spotlight. The likely direction to be taken by tax authorities in Africa in a post-pandemic era was discussed in a recent webinar co-hosted by LEX Africa and the South Africa-Nigeria Business Chamber. One disconcerting possibility raised was that revenue shortfalls […]

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