142017Nov
The best African countries to do business in

The best African countries to do business in

The latest report from the World Bank Group ranks Mauritius among the best for doing business in Sub-Saharan Africa. The World Bank’s flagship report, Doing Business 2018: Reforming to Create Jobs, has named Mauritius as the best ranked economy for doing business in Sub-Saharan Africa. Released at the end of October, the annual report took…

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92017Nov
Rwanda builds first Tantalum and Niobium refinery

Rwanda builds first Tantalum and Niobium refinery

The East African country’s investment in the sector could turn around its mining industry. International mining processing firm, Power Resource Group (PRG) Plc, will start building Rwanda’s first tantalum and niobium refinery, soon. The firm is investing an estimated USD 16 million for the plant, which is expected to be operational in less than a year….

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252017Oct
Recent High Court Case clarifies Fronting practices

Recent High Court Case clarifies Fronting practices

Given the serious consequences of fronting practices, it is vital that businesses carefully review their existing and future B‑BBEE initiatives including B‑BBEE ownership structures to ensure compliance with the B-BBEE Act. In the recent High Court case involving the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) and Swifambo Rail Agency Proprietary Limited, Judge Francis set…

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102017May
Tanzania moves swiftly on natural gas exports

Tanzania moves swiftly on natural gas exports

The government of Tanzania is moving forward with plans to invest in in the export of liquefied natural gas. The government of Tanzania has completed a draft agreement that it hopes will seal a USD 30 billion investment into the export of liquefied natural gas (LNG). The east African country is competing with Mozambique for…

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242017Apr
Tanzania and the World Bank in strategic partnership to boost infrastructure and economy

Tanzania and the World Bank in strategic partnership to boost infrastructure and economy

The country’s public transport systems are expected to get a full overhaul as investors’ interest grows. The World Bank has agreed to a USD 2.4 billion concessional loan for Tanzania which will enable the East African country to address failing infrastructure in the country and turn it into a bustling trade hub. The organisation’s Group…

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62017Apr
LEX Africa launches new Arbitration in Africa guide

LEX Africa launches new Arbitration in Africa guide

Courts throughout Africa are increasingly seized with applications to recognize and enforce foreign judgments as well as foreign arbitral awards. African states are increasingly adopting the UNCITRAL Model Law on international arbitration and acceding to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards. Although many of the requirements for the enforcement of foreign judgments and…

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42017Apr
Mauritius and Ghana – Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement

Mauritius and Ghana – Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement

Mauritius and Ghana have embarked on a new chapter of cooperation with the signing of a Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) and the agreed minutes of proceedings following the inaugural meeting of the Mauritius-Ghana Permanent Joint Commission on bilateral cooperation held on 10 March 2017 in Mauritius. The agreements were signed by the Mauritian Prime…

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