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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272018Aug
Angola to change foreign investment policies to woo investors

Angola to change foreign investment policies to woo investors

President João Lourenço is looking to revise policies that inhibit diamond production capacity and revenue generation. Better days could be on the way for Angola, the world’s fifth largest producer of diamonds, as government seeks to improve its investment relationship with foreign investors. Angola’s potential as a diamond producer is still largely untapped, in part…

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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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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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182018Apr
Zimbabwe holds massive potential for private equity investors

Zimbabwe holds massive potential for private equity investors

With the country’s new leadership, opportunities to upgrade infrastructure in the energy, mining and road transport sector have made Zimbabwe an attractive destination for investors. Decades-long political instability, sanctions and a failing economy have seen a massive decline in Zimbabwe’s international appeal. Even as global investors turned their attention to Africa in 2015 and 2016,…

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172018Apr
DRC: Mining – Legal Guarantee of Stability

DRC: Mining – Legal Guarantee of Stability

The DRC government amended the Mining Code, especially as regard Section 276 related to the Legal Guarantee of Stability. In view of the fact that the Legal Guarantee of Stability is the bedrock or cornerstone of the national mining policy, LEX Africa DRC member firm Chairman, Mr. Emery Mukendi Wafwana published an analysis on the…

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92018Apr
An Outlook on Africa 2018

An Outlook on Africa 2018

LEX Africa members from around the continent gathered at a seminar in Johannesburg to discuss Africa’s investment climate and private equity market, governance in Zimbabwe, and the future of Nigeria’s flourishing economy. Quality goods, policy reformation that addresses the challenges of doing business in Africa and a welcoming environment for foreign direct investors are just…

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232018Feb
Global economic recovery boosts Botswana’s economy

Global economic recovery boosts Botswana’s economy

Botswana’s Minister of Finance and Economic Development Kenneth Matambo says the country’s economy is expected to expand at a faster pace this year compared to last year. This, as a recovery in the global economy positively affects its mining sector. Mr. Matambo, in addressing parliament during his presentation of the 2018 budget, said GDP growth…

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52018Feb
Q&A – Mining in Zambia

Q&A – Mining in Zambia

Mining in Zambia: Progress made but some lingering hidden costs remain LEX Africa, Zambian member, Corpus legal practitioners, advises on the legal issues and challenges in their mining sector. What are the main legal issues – related to compliance and legislation – that are impacting on Zambia’s mining sector? The main challenge remains the full operationalisation…

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