182018Apr
Zimbabwe holds massive potential for private equity investors

Zimbabwe holds massive potential for private equity investors

With the country’s new leadership, opportunities to upgrade infrastructure in the energy, mining and road transport sector have made Zimbabwe an attractive destination for investors. Decades-long political instability, sanctions and a failing economy have seen a massive decline in Zimbabwe’s international appeal. Even as global investors turned their attention to Africa in 2015 and 2016,…

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92018Apr
An Outlook on Africa 2018

An Outlook on Africa 2018

LEX Africa members from around the continent gathered at a seminar in Johannesburg to discuss Africa’s investment climate and private equity market, governance in Zimbabwe, and the future of Nigeria’s flourishing economy. Quality goods, policy reformation that addresses the challenges of doing business in Africa and a welcoming environment for foreign direct investors are just…

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162018Mar
Kenya’s economy forecasted to grow in 2018

Kenya’s economy forecasted to grow in 2018

Despite threats of drought and budget deficits, government officials say the economy is likely to grow by 5.8 percent this year. Kenya’s Finance Ministry is confident the economy will grow to 5.8 percent this year, after drought and political turmoil stifled growth to an estimated 4.5 percent in 2017. Kenya’s economy is largely dependent on…

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262018Feb
SA: Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Commission (“Commission”) finalises its first case

SA: Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Commission (“Commission”) finalises its first case

On 23 January 2018, the Commission issued final findings against SAB & T BEE Services (Pty) Ltd (“SAB&T“) and Ms Shameema Ismail (“Ismail“). This is the first case that the Commission has finalised since it was established in April 2016 and resulted from a complaint lodged by Mr Keith Levenstein, the chairperson and founder of…

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192018Jan
A post-Mugabe Zimbabwe

A post-Mugabe Zimbabwe

Summary For the first time in 37 years, Zimbabwe exists without the shadow of former president Robert Mugabe looming large. A tense and emotionally turbulent seven days in November resulted in his eventual resignation. Frustration and bitterness over his rule that had been brewing for a number of years finally erupted and caused a change…

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112018Jan
Law Digest Africa Awards

Law Digest Africa Awards

The Law Digest Africa Awards was held in Lagos, Nigeria.  The Law Digest Africa Awards recognises and honours excellence in the African legal services market, by recognising the contributions of individual lawyers, law firms and in-house legal teams. The awards are based on the opinions of peers and in-depth research. LEX Africa is proud to…

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302017Nov
Lex Africa supports the HLB International Conference 2017

Lex Africa supports the HLB International Conference 2017

Lex Africa is happy to have had the opportunity to support the HLB International conference which was held in Reunion Island.  HLB International is a network of independent professional accounting firms and business advisers whose members are well established firms.  Copies of the Lex Africa brochure and Business Guide were distributed at the conference. Lex…

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