RSA Minister of Justice gives insights into developments surrounding new agency By Nicola Taljaard On 13 October 2022, South African Minister of Justice, Ronald Lamola, provided a brief update on the developing discussion in relation to the establishment of a multidisciplinary agency dedicated to fighting corruption. The talks among the Department of Justice and the … Continue reading A new anti-corruption enforcer on the South African horizon?
Currently pending in the United States Congress, specifically referred from the House of Representatives to the Senate as of today, is the so-called "Countering Malign Russian Activities in Africa Act" (H.R. 7311), which passed the House with 415 to 9 votes. The proposed law, which would require the Department of State to furnish an annual … Continue reading U.S. seeks to counter Russian influence in Africa
By Fidel Mwaki PROPOSED PROTECTIVE MEASURES FOR LOANS AND MORTGAGE DEFAULTERS As a result of Covid-19, the Pandemic Response and Management Bill, 2020 was introduced as a Senate Bill in April 2020 to provide a legal framework for a coordinated response and management of activities and temporary measures and relief during a pandemic. One of … Continue reading Kenya: The Pandemic Response and Management Bill (2020)
By Fidel Mwaki The recently enacted Business Laws (Amendment) Act, 2020 has made a key change to Kenya’s business laws by amending the Law of Contract Act to provide a legal basis for electronic signatures to be used when executing contracts. Although electronic signatures are not a new phenomenon and have been in use in … Continue reading Amending Kenya’s Business Law: “Electronic Signatures” (2020)
IMF's Lagarde to Nigeria's Buhari: Country needs to strike balance, yet ensure long-term anticorruption measures By Michael James Currie. The managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, welcomed Nigeria’s anti-corruption campaign which has been significantly pushed by President Buhari who was elected in May 2015. The Buhari administration is moving towards developing a strong … Continue reading From Managing Director to President: Get rid of corruption!
Did a Nigerian CEO single-handedly wipe out source of Zimbabwean 'indigenisation' corruption? The Zimbabwean economy has been struggling hard under the regime of President Robert Mugabe for years, having contracted as much as 40-50% and suffering from galloping inflation rates of over 79 billion % (so-called hyper-inflation, which is exceedingly rare today). This has, in turn, led to … Continue reading How a Billionaire Changed Corrupt Government: Dangote vs. Mugabe
As reference for AAF's readership, below is a summary of the anti-corruption / anti-bribery / anti-fraud laws enacted in (or, in the case of international treaties, ratified by) the Republic of South Africa: - The Public Service Act, 1994 (Proclamation No. 103 of 1994) - The Public Protector Act, 1994 (Act No. 23 of 1994) … Continue reading Legislative Anti-Corruption Reference: South Africa