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E-Commerce Sub-Sector Assessment Report for Kenya (Mwencha (2016) 2016 E-Commerce Sub-Sector Assessment Report for Kenya)

ICC Africa Statement (20180412 ICC Africa Statement_v7)

Ecommerce News In Africa

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Confirm Cooperation, and New SA Customs Initiative

By Dikonketso | Oct 31, 2022 |

SADC and SACU signed a Memorandum of Understanding in mid Oct aimed at enhancing regional integration, economic and social development through a mutual cooperative relationship in the Southern African region. The MoU, calls on SADC and SACU to work…

Representation at the European Union – SA withdraws from the ACP Group

By Dikonketso | Oct 31, 2022 |

South Africa has written to the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) announcing that it plans to quit the 79-member body. The OACPS, based in Brussels, is linked…

A Major Move Forward on Cryptocurrencies and Crypto Assets in SA

By Dikonketso | Oct 31, 2022 |

The Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) published the 1st of a series of regulations to manage crypto assets and their providers on 19 October 2022. Following its initial proposal on 20 November 2020, the FSCA has declared now crypto…

Fraud and the Urgent Need For Greater Trust in eCommerce in SA.

By Dikonketso | Oct 31, 2022 |

SABRIC (the SA Banking Risk Information Centre) recently issued its 2021 report on fraud. SABRIC brings together all the banks to coordinate action against fraud, and their activities have helped…

SA’s eCommerce Hit With Treble Whammy

By Dikonketso | Oct 31, 2022 |

If load shedding was not enough to dampen trade in general, and eCommerce in particular, the shortages of aviation fuel saw much air cargo freight marooned on airport tarmac as…

News from Africa

By Dikonketso | Oct 31, 2022 |

An Insight into South Africa’s Thinking on the AfCFTA and Why AfCFTA is so Important for the Continent This Newsletter refers constantly to the AfCFTA and how the multilateral negotiations…

Opportunities, Events, Publications

By Dikonketso | Sep 4, 2022 |

Ecommerce and Logistics in Africa The 2nd Emerging Africa E-Commerce & Last Mile Logistics Virtual Summit 2022 will be held on 18-19 Oct (Virtual)   Trade and Customs Event The Africa…

Kenya Data Protection Law is Implemented

By Dikonketso | Sep 4, 2022 |

From 14 July 2022, the provisions of the Data Protection (Registration of Data Controllers and Data Processors) Regulations, 2021 (the Regulations) came into force and the process of registration with…

Also in Nigeria, a New Code for Social Media

By Dikonketso | Sep 4, 2022 |

Readers will recall that Twitter was banned in Nigeria in 2021 for 9 months due to a spate with the President. Now Twitter Facebook and Tiktok will be required to…

Nigeria’s Advertising Regulatory Council Bans Foreign Models and Voiceovers

By Dikonketso | Sep 4, 2022 |

Nigeria has moved to ban foreign models and voiceover artists from advertisements in the country. The Advertising Regulatory Council of Nigeria (ARCN) announced the plan in a statement this month,…