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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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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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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222016Feb

The facts of the Zimbabwean Indigenisation law clarification

Very few will require persuasion in order to accept the importance and significance of empowerment of indigenous Zimbabweans and all historically disadvantaged people of Zimbabwe. Corporate social responsibility and balancing the interests of investors and those of communities where the investment takes place are indeed important emerging human rights issues particularly in the area of extractive industries….

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172016Feb

The need to amend the Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment act

The legislative history of Zimbabwe has few statutes which have generated as much controversy as the indigenisation legislation.  Another significant feature of this legislation is that it has not generated as much litigation as other controversial statutes.  This points to the fact that most right thinking Zimbabweans have remained confident that it is possible to…

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