82022Mar
The women of LEX Africa speak out about breaking the bias on International Women’s Day!

The women of LEX Africa speak out about breaking the bias on International Women’s Day!

International Women’s Day has been celebrated every year on 8 March, for more than 100 years, and it was made an official global holiday by the United Nations in 1977. It is a day when women are recognised for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. Ironically, given…

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282022Feb
AfCFTA: Key pillars mostly in place for Africa’s ambitious free trade scheme

AfCFTA: Key pillars mostly in place for Africa’s ambitious free trade scheme

Just over a year has passed since the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) officially kicked off in January 2021, and there are encouraging signs of progress. The ambitious plan to revolutionise trade on the continent is expected to reduce input costs, transport costs, and delays for African exporters in reaching regional and global markets….

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212022Feb
Big tech and digital tax in Africa

Big tech and digital tax in Africa

The Covid-19 pandemic accelerated the use of technology across the African Continent as individuals and businesses switched to working, learning, shopping, and socialising online, along with the rest of the world. As a result, giant tech multinational corporations like Facebook (Meta), Google and Microsoft reportedly racked up huge profits during the pandemic. Yet these and other…

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272022Jan
Technology Media and Telecommunications Africa Quarterly E Bulletin

Technology Media and Telecommunications Africa Quarterly E Bulletin

This e-bulletin highlights key legislative and regulatory developments in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors in sub-Saharan Africa.  This issue covers the period 16 October 2021 to 15 January 2022 and includes developments from Botswana, Cameroon, Eswatini, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Botswana…

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272021Oct
Renewable energy in the spotlight

Renewable energy in the spotlight

With global energy focused on carbon emissions in the run up to COP26, the role of Africa in the energy transition is once again under the spotlight. African policy makers are grappling with big questions about how to move their countries forward, particularly oil and coal producers, many of them under pressure from developed countries…

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282021Sep
New realities in Africa: Covid-19 and taxes

New realities in Africa: Covid-19 and taxes

Ongoing economic pain wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic has put government revenue under a harsh spotlight. The likely direction to be taken by tax authorities in Africa in a post-pandemic era was discussed in a recent webinar co-hosted by LEX Africa and the South Africa-Nigeria Business Chamber. One disconcerting possibility raised was that revenue shortfalls…

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262021Jul
Africa joins the new space race

Africa joins the new space race

In the scramble to put ever-more small satellites into orbit, Africa is positioning itself to be in the big picture. The MIR-Sat1 launched by Mauritius in June 2021 became Africa’s 44th satellite in orbit around Earth. Two months earlier, Tunisia successfully placed its Challenge 1 among the rapidly growing constellation of African satellites accumulating and…

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