242018Apr
ESG in Private Equity: Investments that go beyond the financial impact

ESG in Private Equity: Investments that go beyond the financial impact

Tanya van Lill, CEO of SAVCA, recently addressed LEX Africa’s seminar on PE firms managing environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment considerations. “South African fund managers, traditionally, are more comfortable and au fait with incorporating ‘impact investing’ and environmental, social and governance (ESG) measures into their deals because of the fact that Financial Development Institutions…

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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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282018Mar
Mozambique is addressing economic reform in a big way in 2018

Mozambique is addressing economic reform in a big way in 2018

Improved exchange control, the Local Content law and the Nacala Logistics Corridor are stimulating domestic production, generating jobs and lifting income potential. Significant strides in Mozambique’s legislation and policies could see a rapid turn around in the country’s economic situation. In 2016, inflation peaked at 26 percent. Today, that figure has drastically improved to an…

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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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152018Jan
Nigeria’s Hottest Investments

Nigeria’s Hottest Investments

Last year has been one of economic progress for Nigeria, with Africa’s largest economy managing to crawl back into growth territory in the second quarter of 2017. The Nigerian government has been working hard to brand the country as an attractive and lucrative destination for offshore investors to bring their capital, skills and business trade. For…

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242017Nov
China seeks partnership with South Africa on electronics front

China seeks partnership with South Africa on electronics front

The country will be showcasing its electronic prowess at an expo in Johannesburg. More than 200 electronics companies from China and 11 local producers are expected to exhibit at the International Consumer Electronics Expo (ICEE) in South Africa. Addressing the media, representatives from the ANC’s Progressive Business Forum (PBF), the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency…

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172017Oct
SA, Chile agree on trade and investment goals at 4th JTIC

SA, Chile agree on trade and investment goals at 4th JTIC

The countries have agreed to enhance trade and investment through oyster breeding, geology and mining, among other future endeavours. South Africa and Chile have agreed to enhance trade and investment opportunities for each other in the near future. This decision was taken at the 4th South Africa – Chile Joint Trade and Investment Commission (JTIC)…

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