82021Jun
Appetite for Innovative Funding in the Mining Industry

Appetite for Innovative Funding in the Mining Industry

The robust demand for most commodities and the uptick in prices, particularly for precious metals, has seen a number of minerals and metal producers flagging project expansion initiatives. SA Mining recently caught up with LEX Africa’s network of law firms in South Africa, Zambia and Guinea for insight into the different funding options available to…

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242021May
Technology Media and Telecommunications Africa Quarterly e-Bulletin

Technology Media and Telecommunications Africa Quarterly e-Bulletin

Compiled by Wendy Rosenberg and Tebogo Sibidla of Werksmans Attorneys – South Africa. 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 January 2021 to 15 April 2021 includes developments from Botswana, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius,…

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242021Feb
Minister Patel clarifies his views on employee share ownership programmes and broad based ownership schemes

Minister Patel clarifies his views on employee share ownership programmes and broad based ownership schemes

A new Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (“BBBEE“) initiative was announced by Coca Cola on 5 February 2021.  The initiative involves an Employee Share Ownership Programme (”ESOP“).  At the announcement, the Minister of Trade and Industry, Ebrahim Patel, clarified his views on ESOPs and Broad-Based Ownership Schemes (“BBOS“).  He noted that – there were two types…

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162021Feb
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 2020 to 15 January 2021 includes developments from Botswana, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mauritius, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Botswana Type Approval Verification…

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212021Jan
Crypto assets – a new financial product?

Crypto assets – a new financial product?

Written by Natalie Scott and Kyra South of Werksmans Attorneys On 20 November 2020, the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (“FSCA“) published a draft Declaration (“Draft Declaration“) and a statement in support thereof which sets out its proposal to bring crypto assets within the ambit of the definition of “financial product” in Section 1 of the Financial Advisory and…

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242020Nov
Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (“BBBEE”) pre-qualification criteria for state tenders declared invalid

Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (“BBBEE”) pre-qualification criteria for state tenders declared invalid

Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (“BBBEE”) pre-qualification criteria for state tenders declared invalid The Supreme Court of Appeal (“SCA“) has declared that the Preferential Procurement Regulations (“Regulations“) issued by the Minister of Finance in 2017 are invalid.  The Regulations were issued in terms of the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act (“PPPFA“) and allowed governmental, parastatal and…

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272020Oct
Technology, Media and Telecommunications Africa Quarterly E Bulletin – October 2020

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Africa Quarterly E Bulletin – October 2020

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 July to 15 October 2020 includes developments in Botswana, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zanzibar and Zimbabwe. Botswana Expression of Interest…

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