Digital currencies and services gaining momentum across the continent

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A McKinsey report earlier this month highlights that although cash is still king in Africa its supremacy is likely to be increasingly challenged as e-payments gain momentum. With innovation escalating there is a shift in the way people pay for goods and services with electronic payments rapidly displacing cash and cryptocurrency and digital currencies emerging […]

Issuance of Bonds under the Commercial Code of 2022

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Article compiled by Daisy Nogueira, Lawyer at CGA Associados, Mozambique  The Decree-Law no. 1/2022, of 25 of May, which approves the new Commercial Code (hereinafter, the “Commercial Code of 2022”), came into force today, the 22nd of September, 2022, thereby repealing the current Commercial Code, approved by Decree-Law no. 2/2005, of 27 of December, as […]

Jump the gun, bite the bullet: Consequences of failure to notify a merger in Africa

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Article by Paul Coetser, Director & Head of Competition, and Sandiso Dhlomo, Candidate Attorney of Werksmans Attorneys, South Africa It is no longer a surprise that many, if not most, African countries now have competition laws. In addition, Africa has five regional economic areas with competition rules. In many of these countries and regional areas, […]

Mozambique’s vast hydro-power project could create a regional energy hub

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Mozambique is a scenic country in southeastern Africa and its capital, Maputo, is the commercial and cultural centre. The country is rich in natural resources, is biologically and culturally diverse, it has a tropical climate, and its beautiful beaches are an important attraction for its growing tourism industry. Its extensive coastline offers some of Africa’s best […]

Infrastructure developments in Africa

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Infrastructure development is a key driver for progress across the African continent and a critical enabler for productivity and sustainable economic growth. According to the African Development Bank, investment in infrastructure accounts for over half of the recent improvement in economic growth in Africa and has the potential to achieve even more. A fund known […]

Thera Dai is breaking the bias!

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                              In celebration of International Women’s Day which took place on 08 March 2022, we get to know some of LEX Africa’s leading women. Click below to download pdf. Thera Dai

The women of LEX Africa speak out about breaking the bias on International Women’s Day!

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International Women’s Day has been celebrated every year on 8 March, for more than 100 years, and it was made an official global holiday by the United Nations in 1977. It is a day when women are recognised for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. Ironically, given […]

Mozambique’s most recent changes to the Competition Law Regulation

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Article by Daisy Nogueira, of Couto, Graça e Associados, Mozambique The Competition Law, approved by Law no. 10/2013, of 11 April, established the legal framework for competition in Mozambique and its respective Regulation was approved by Decree no. 97/2014(“Competition Law Regulation”).  It establishes the market thresholds under which a transaction would be subject to prior […]

Technology Media and Telecommunications Africa Quarterly E Bulletin

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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 […]