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AFRICA EUROPE FORUM

Herbert Smith Freehills was a proud supporter of the Africa Europe Forum which was held virtually on 17 – 18 May 2021. Thomas Kessler, a partner in the firm’s Frankfurt office, joined a panel discussion on the “Role of Renewable Energy in Sub-Saharan Africa’s Power Supply” together with Mario Ledic, Director Governmental Affairs, ANDRITZ HYDRO … Read more

SOUTH AFRICA’S TRANSITION TO ELECTROMOBILITY : A ZERO SUM GAME

On 18 May 2021, South Africa’s Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) published its initial discussion paper on the country’s transition to electric vehicles (EVs). The Auto Green Paper was published in response to the submissions which the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition received from South Africa’s major motor vehicle manufacturers following his … Read more

The India/Africa story

Chair of the HSF India group, Chris Parsons shares his views on Indian's investment in Africa over the past ten years. In this video, Chris considers the key themes that characterise India's investment flow into the region, how Indian investment has been perceived in Africa and what future investment flows may look like. 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

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

SOUTH AFRICANS WILL DRAW THE SHORT END OF THE STICK IN EXPROPRIATION

The debated constitutional amendment will create an arbitrary hierarchy of standards, in which South Africans sit at the very bottom Parliament is debating two bills, one amending the property clause (section 25) of the constitution and another replacing the 1975 Expropriation Act to allow the state to take “land and any improvements thereon” without any … Read more

AFRICA CONSTRUCTION LAW WEEK

HSF is proud to support the work of Africa Construction Law (ACL) and will be participating in the West Africa sub-regional session of the upcoming inaugural virtual conference. The virtual conference will bring together experienced construction law professionals from across the continent (West, East, North, South, Francophone and Lusophone) to discuss the infrastructural challenges faced … Read more