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 […]

Les pratiques de règlement des différends progressent à travers le 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 […]

Activité M&A en hausse en Afrique en 2022

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Selon le récent rapport Dealmakers Africa, au cours du premier trimestre 2022, la valeur totale des transactions en Afrique - hors Afrique du Sud - était de $9,7 milliards - soit près du triple par rapport à celle du premier trimestre 2021 - sur 196 transactions. L'Afrique du Nord et de l'Ouest étaient les deux régions avec la plus grande activité de transactions, […]

Technologie, médias et télécommunications 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 […]

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

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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 […]

Technology Media and Telecommunications Africa Quarterly e-Bulletin

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Compiled by Wendy Rosenberg and Tebogo Sibidla of Werksmans Attorneys – South Africa. 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 January 2021 to 15 April 2021 includes developments from Botswana, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius, […]

Zambia: Cyber Security and Cyber Crimes Act

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Article by: Jackie Jhala and Rabecca Banda of Zambian firm Corpus Legal Practitioners   Introduction The Cyber Security and Cyber Crimes Bill was assented into law by the President of the Republic of Zambia, His Excellency Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, on 24 March 2021 and consequently enacted into law by the Cyber Security and Cyber […]

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 2020 to 15 January 2021 includes developments from Botswana, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mauritius, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Botswana Type Approval Verification […]