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Copyright & A2K Issues - 20 June 2018


SA Copyright Amendment Bill 2017

Invitation from Mr. Andre Hermans, Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, Parliament,  to make submissions on specific clauses in the Bill.  

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Ugandan judge slashes “ridiculously” high legal costs in public interest case

UGANDAN advocate Twinobusigye Severino was in parliament the day a row broke out over claims of bribery in the oil sector. He heard hecklers calling government ministers “thieves” and “thugs”, and he listened to an MP saying – to great applause – that if he had Idi Amin’s powers he would publicly execute those accused of corruption. When those same angry hecklers then voted to set up an inquiry into the alleged corruption, Severino went to court with a constitutional petition. 

Judge removed for corruption loses reinstatement appeal

Tom Mbaluto was a well-known figure in Kenyan legal circles. He sat in the Milimani commercial court in Nairobi and presided in several high-profile matters. But then the eye of the public and the media settled on him more critically when a tribunal was appointed to investigate corruption allegations against him.