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Technology Media & Telecommunications in Africa update

Africa Update

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 April 2023 to 15 July 2023 and includes developments from Eswatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. eSwatini Notice […]

COMESA Competition Commission celebrates 10-year anniversary in Malawi

Africa Update

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Competition Commission recently celebrated 10 years of operation in Lilongwe, Malawi. The Honourable Simplex Chithyola, Malawi’s Minister of Trade and Industry opened the two-day event. In his opening speech he said, “Despite the remarkable progress that our COMESA region has made in facilitating trade, particularly through […]

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 […]

Dispute resolution practices progressing across the continent

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Dispute resolution practices vary in many respects from one African country to another, although some significant similarities are apparent. The latter includes a predominance of preference for litigation in handling disputes, for various reasons, although arbitration is gaining increasing acceptance, while mediation is lagging behind. This was highlighted in the responses LEX Africa received from […]

M&A activity on the rise in Africa in 2022

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According to the recent Dealmakers Africa report, during the first quarter of 2022 the total value of deals in Africa – excluding South Africa – was $9,7 billion – an almost three-fold increase over that of Q1 2021 – off 196 transactions. North and West Africa were the two regions with the greatest deal activity, […]

Technology Media and Telecommunications Africa Quarterly E Bulletin

Technology

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 […]

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

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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 […]

Appetite for Innovative Funding in the Mining Industry

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The robust demand for most commodities and the uptick in prices, particularly for precious metals, has seen a number of minerals and metal producers flagging project expansion initiatives. SA Mining recently caught up with LEX Africa’s network of law firms in South Africa, Zambia and Guinea for insight into the different funding options available to […]

Zambia’s provisions in the Reservation Regulations

Zambia

Article by Jackie Jhala and Mwila Balungu of Corpus Legal Practitioners – Zambia Introduction In a widely circulated Zambian national newspaper the “Daily Mail” dated 4 May 2021, it was reported that local transporters have been granted preference with respect to transportation of at least fifty percent (50%) of heavy and bulk cargo either imported […]

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