182016Nov
President-Elect Donald Trump and the future of Africa-US trade

President-Elect Donald Trump and the future of Africa-US trade

Donald Trump hasn’t said much about Africa, except, perhaps that he’s adopting an ‘America First’ attitude. What does it mean for our continent? When George W Bush became US’s 43rd President, Africa benefitted from the President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (Pepfar). By the end of next year, this programme would have contributed US$750 million…

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92016Nov
Legal updates from Mozambique

Legal updates from Mozambique

New regulation regarding the mechanisms and procedures for hiring foreign employees Decree no.37/2016 of 31 August was been recently published adopts the Regulation regarding the Mechanisms and Procedures for Hiring Foreign Employees. This new Regulation comes to repeal the former Decree no.55/2008 of 30 December and adjusts the procedures for hiring to the challenges of…

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282016Oct
Jail terms covering Zimbabwe’s mining law amendments will still be governed by the constitution.

Jail terms covering Zimbabwe’s mining law amendments will still be governed by the constitution.

Reports that directors of mining companies could face up to 20 years in jail for pollution are speculative and premature, says Sternford Moyo.      Concerns have surfaced over news reports that directors of mining companies in Zimbabwe could face up to 20 years imprisonment if they are found guilty of polluting the environment with…

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202016Oct
Between a rock and hard place: Zim’s mining law amendments

Between a rock and hard place: Zim’s mining law amendments

Zimbabwe’s Mining Ministry is considering an amendment which could see prison sentences imposed on errant mining directors whose companies damage the environment. The Government of Zimbabwe is considering an amendment to its 55-year-old Mines and Minerals Law in a bid to address several shortfalls in the sector. It also seeks to align mining laws with…

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132016Oct
What South Africa can learn about its WEF Global Competitiveness Index rank

What South Africa can learn about its WEF Global Competitiveness Index rank

There are areas that threaten to unseat the country from capitalising on the global attention it receives… The Global Competitiveness Index has ranked South Africa the second most competitive economy in Sub-Saharan Africa. Globally, the country has been placed 47th out of 138 economies. The World Economic Forum’s annual report assesses economic openness based on…

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52016Oct
Pleas for Nigeria’s construction industry bill to be passed into law

Pleas for Nigeria’s construction industry bill to be passed into law

Nigeria’s construction industry could once again see itself on the right side of the standards debate, if the Safety and Industry Hazards bill is signed into law. Nigeria. Western African country. Population? 186 million. Each of those souls need places to live, work, access help and be entertained. Enter, Nigeria’s construction industry. In 2014, analysts…

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