262019Feb
Zimbabwe’s ratification of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

Zimbabwe’s ratification of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

A step in the right direction towards addressing Informal Cross Border Trade Recently, Zimbabwe, a member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) since 1995, ratified the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) becoming the 139th WTO Member State to ratify this Agreement. This development comes at a time when President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government is making progressive…

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52019Feb
LEX Africa Guide to Mining in Africa 2019

LEX Africa Guide to Mining in Africa 2019

LEX Africa is pleased to share with you our updated Guide to Mining in Africa. Mining is a key sector in many African countries and a sound understanding of the mining regulatory framework is vital for investors especially as each country has its own local laws, customs, practices and guidelines. Our Mining Guide is intended…

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222019Jan
Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and the law in Uganda

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and the law in Uganda

The Internet continues to spawn new technologies that change the way people interact with their environment in significant ways, in areas as diverse as social relations, the way business is done, and economies. One such change is “blockchain”, a revolutionary technology that allows parties to transact directly with each other without the need for intermediaries,…

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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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