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

HOW SELLERS CAN ENSURE THEIR ASSET OR BUSINESS IS LEFT IN GOOD HANDS

Higher commodity prices have historically led to a commensurate increase in merger and acquisition (M&A) activity within the natural resources sector. Extraordinary economic growth in China during the period 2002-2012 resulted in supply shortages, driving up global commodity prices. In its Global Mining Deals Outlook (2013), PwC reported that the aggregate value of global mining … Read more

THE COMPLEX COMMERCIAL LITIGATION LAW REVIEW: SOUTH AFRICA

Overview In South Africa, a contract forms the basis of enforceable legal obligations and corresponding rights between two or more contracting parties. The South African law of contract is not codified, but finds its source in the common law, which changes and adapts over time. Contractual claims are easier to enforce where a written contract … Read more

AN INTERVIEW WITH HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS LLP DISCUSSING M&A IN AFRICA

Lexology GTDT Market Intelligence provides a unique perspective on evolving legal and regulatory landscapes. This interview is taken from the M&A volume featuring discussion and analysis of legal developments, keynote deals as well as an insight into typical transactions within key jurisdictions worldwide. 1. What trends are you seeing in overall activity levels for mergers … Read more