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HYDROGEN AND AFRICA

As part of the energy transition, clean hydrogen has emerged as a critical tool in decarbonising our economies. In this article, we discuss the hype around hydrogen, provide a quick recap of hydrogen technology and explore reasons why the African continent is well placed to leverage the opportunities that the push for clean hydrogen will … Read more

WHERE NEXT FOR SOUTH AFRICA’S UPSTREAM SECTOR AND WOULD-BE INVESTORS?

It has now been over two years since Total made its significant gas condensate discovery in the Brulpadda block, offshore Mossel Bay. The announcement led to much anticipation for the rapid development of an upstream petroleum industry in South Africa. Recognising the need for a dedicated legislative framework for the oil and gas sector (which … Read more

AFRICA EUROPE FORUM – Global Virtual Conference l 17 – 18 May 2021

Herbert Smith Freehills is a proud supporter of the Africa Europe Forum. Thomas Kessler, a partner in the firm’s Frankfurt office, will join a panel discussion on the “Role of Renewable Energy in Sub-Saharan Africa’s Power Supply”. Nina Bowyer, a partner in our Paris office and global co-Head of the firm’s Africa Practice Group will … Read more

A MINING MAKE-OVER IN PROGRESS?

In his recent keynote address to the platinum group metals industry, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe (the Minister) indicated that South Africa aims to increase the country’s share of global exploration expenditure to at least three per cent in the next five years. This is obviously laudable. According to data published by … Read more

PETER LEON: BEGGAR THY NEIGHBOUR ECONOMICS ARE SELF-DEFEATING

It is now more widely accepted that import substitution policies seldom achieve the intended benefits Writing in the wake of the Great Depression in 1937, on the eve of World War 2, distinguished Cambridge economist Joan Robinson observed that on the face of it an increase in exports relative to imports leads to more employment. … Read more

L’AFRIQUE FACE AUX DEFIS DE LA TRANSITION ENERGETIQUE

Auteurs : Rebecca Major, associée et François Adao, collaborateur Cet article a initialement été publié par l’AGEFI Hebdo dans son numéro du 29 avril 2021. Le continent africain se trouve simultanément confronté à deux tendances : la diminution des investissements directs étrangers (IDE) et le désinvestissement des énergies fossiles. Si la première procède conjoncturellement de … Read more

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION l INVESTMENT AND EXTRACTIVES IN SUDAN: INSIGHTS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS l 29 APRIL 2021

The German-African Business Association (Afrika-Verein) in collaboration with Fund for Peace (FFP) are cordially inviting you to a joint HUMAN RIGHTS & BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE Investment and Extractives in Sudan: Insights and Implications for Human Rights on April 29th 2021(2:00 pm – 4:00 pm CEST). Sudan is currently a country in transition. In 2019, a popular … Read more

WEBINAR: A NEW DAWN FOR TANZANIA AND FDI

We are delighted to be hosting a webinar on 4 May 2021 at 15:00 – 16:00 CAT / 16:00 – 17:00 EAT with a special focus on foreign direct investment in Tanzania following the change of tone ushered in by President Samia Suluhu Hassan’s inauguration on March 19 following the death of President John Magufuli. … Read more