272018Nov
Tanzanian government releases Microfinance Bill

Tanzanian government releases Microfinance Bill

In a bid to ensure proper licensing, regulation, monitoring and supervision of microfinance business in Tanzania, the Minister for Finance has issued a draft Bill on Microfinance to be tabled in the National Assembly very soon. Microfinance business has been defined to mean the deposit and non-deposit taking business which also includes savings, loans, transfer,…

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142018Sep
Cartels in South Africa

Cartels in South Africa

Getting the Deal Through published their 2018 edition of Market Intelligence – Cartels. This publication considers types of infringements the antitrust authority has been focusing on recently: Recent developments to the leniency system Means to speed up or streamline the authority’s decision-making Levels of judicial review Developments to private cartel enforcement Developments in antitrust compliance…

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222018Aug
Developments in Competition Law in Africa

Developments in Competition Law in Africa

African States are increasingly implementing and enforcing competition laws both on a national and a regional basis. This has important implications for foreign and local businesses operating in Africa. At LEX Africa’s June seminar on developments in competition law in Africa, speakers discussed the increasing trend of governments to try and use competition law as…

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72018Aug
Mining in Africa: Developments and outlook in 2018

Mining in Africa: Developments and outlook in 2018

At LEX Africa’s most recent seminar, members discussed challenges and changes seen in this progressive sector. Issues between communities and mining companies are not unique to Africa, particularly in instances where rural land is explored for natural resources. Chris Stevens, Head of Mining and Resources practice at Werksmans Attorneys — a LEX Africa member in…

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112018Jul
Africa’s trade, competition and growth trends

Africa’s trade, competition and growth trends

LEX Africa recently hosted a series of interactive panel discussions on policy progress and hindrances in the continent that affect its growth. Among the topics covered at a recent LEX Africa seminar on Africa were high growth economies, mining, trade trends and developments in competition law across the region. Dianna Games, CEO of Africa@Work and…

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72018Jun
Botswana pledges mining support to Malawi

Botswana pledges mining support to Malawi

President Mokgweetsi Masisi says his government is willing to share expertise on legislation and governance with Malawi so that the country can benefit from its mining sector. Botswana’s President has offered the support of his government in helping Malawi derive as much benefit as it can from its local mining sector. Speaking at a joint…

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152018May
Technology, Media and Telecommunications updates around Africa

Technology, Media and Telecommunications updates around Africa

This summary highlights key legislative and regulatory developments in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors in sub-Saharan Africa.  It covers the period 16 January 2018 to 15 April 2018 and includes developments from Angola, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Angola Competition…

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242018Apr
ESG in Private Equity: Investments that go beyond the financial impact

ESG in Private Equity: Investments that go beyond the financial impact

Tanya van Lill, CEO of SAVCA, recently addressed LEX Africa’s seminar on PE firms managing environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment considerations. “South African fund managers, traditionally, are more comfortable and au fait with incorporating ‘impact investing’ and environmental, social and governance (ESG) measures into their deals because of the fact that Financial Development Institutions…

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