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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62017Jul
Zimbabwe signs MOU with Chinese investors for ‘Disneyland in Africa’

Zimbabwe signs MOU with Chinese investors for ‘Disneyland in Africa’

The tourism minister says the project could push Victoria Falls’ revenue to USD 5 billion by 2020. The Zimbabwean government has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese investors for the continent’s first Disneyland theme park. The country’s Tourism Minister Walter Mzembi told the media at a press conference in June, the theme park would…

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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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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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102016Feb

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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