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
The COMESA Competition Commission’s increasing emphasis on competition enforcement and conduct cases

The COMESA Competition Commission’s increasing emphasis on competition enforcement and conduct cases

Article by: Pieter Steyn – Chairperson of LEX Africa, Director Werksmans Attorneys, South Africa The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) covers 21 countries namely Burundi, the Comoros, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Rwanda, Sudan, Swaziland, Seychelles, Somalia, Tunisia Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The…

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282021Sep
Environmental consciousness is good business

Environmental consciousness is good business

Article by: Memory Melody Kudzayi Mafo (Partner) Scanlen & Holderness & Fidelis Manyuchi [Senior Associate] Scanlen & Holderness In today’s world, the Environment is undeniably a global risk, which warrants critical attention in any business operation. An environmentally conscious business is one that makes decisions that are informed and reflect the awareness of the impact…

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242021Aug
The fundamentals of corporate rescue proceedings in Zimbabwe

The fundamentals of corporate rescue proceedings in Zimbabwe

Article compiled by Tanaka Kachara, Associate at Scanlen & Holderness in Zimbabwe What is corporate rescue? Corporate rescue means proceedings to facilitate the rehabilitation of a company that is financially distressed. The concept of corporate rescue was introduced into our Zimbabwean law by the enactment of the Insolvency Act [chapter 6:07] (hereinafter referred to as…

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242021Aug
The role of the “rule of law” in the implementation of the Agreement for the African Continental Free Trade Area.

The role of the “rule of law” in the implementation of the Agreement for the African Continental Free Trade Area.

Article by: Fidelis Manyuchi Senior Associate, Scanlen & Holderness, Zimbabwe The Agreement forming the African Free Trade Area came into force on the 30th of May 2019 and was launched on the 1st of January 2021.  The parties to the agreement are the member states of the African Union which have come together to create…

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