AfCFTA PROTOCOL MUST PROVIDE A FAIR REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT AND PROTECTION FOR INVESTORS

    Authors: Peter Leon, Ernst Muller and Natasha Rachwal Negotiators have an opportunity to fashion a regime that supports modern investment policies by promoting sustainable development.  With less than three months before the expected conclusion of negotiations on the African Continental Free Trade Area’s (AfCFTA) protocol on investment increasing attention is being paid to the protocol’s … Read more

    Ethiopia’s Renewable Energy Goals

    While Ethiopia has expanded its energy production capacity tenfold in the past 25 years, it continues to experience energy shortages as it struggles to meet its population’s demand for electricity. Ethiopia’s population is growing by more than 20% per year and it is struggling to provide access to electricity, which is currently available only to … Read more

    CATALYST // EXPLORING OPPORTUNITIES – M&A l BACK BUT DIFFERENT

    Rarely have events accelerated so rapidly or so radically as they have in the course of the Covid-19 pandemic. We expect the crisis to operate as a catalyst for change and, as a result, there will be opportunities for those with capital to invest or a desire to expand. In this briefing we look at … Read more

    REFORME DES REGLEMENTATIONS DES CHANGES EN « ZONE FRANC » : QUEL IMPACT SUR L’ATTRACTIVITE ECONOMIQUE DE L’AFRIQUE FRANCOPHONE?

    Authors: Bertrand Montembault and Louis de Longeaux Dans un contexte où l’Afrique s’apprête à faire face à une raréfaction considérable des investissements directs étrangers, une attention particulière doit être portée à tout facteur susceptible d’affecter le climat des affaires. Au rang de ceux-ci, la réglementation des changes risque de jouer un rôle non négligeable dans … Read more

    RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT BROCHURE

    Authors: Nila Wilde, Martin Kavanagh, Rebecca Major and Joanne Elson For Africa-focused developers and sponsors in the renewable energy market, ESG is likely in the forefront of your minds and it is important to show knowledge of what is expected in the responsible investing market in order to ensure swift project development and to enhance … Read more

    EXPERIAN HACK: PROMULGATION OF CYBERCRIMES BILL WILL TIGHTEN NOOSE ON HACKERS

    Authors: Rohan Isaacs and Tatum Govender Less than 2 months after the commencement of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI), South Africa has suffered a massive data breach. Approximately 24 million individuals and 800 000 companies have had their personal information held by the credit bureau Experian hacked. Under POPI, Experian is required to … Read more

    MINISTER CREECY CALLS FOR CONSULTATION ON IDENTIFICATION OF GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS OF IMPORTANCE FOR ENERGY DISTRIBUTION

    Authors: Justine Sweet and Mandy Hattingh The Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries appears to be taking proactive measures to expedite the regulatory processes which underpin the development of energy related infrastructure. On 17 July 2020, Minister Creecy, the Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (the “Minister”), published various notices commencing public consultations on the … Read more

    THE (IN)CONVENIENCE OF REPLICATED BOARDS

    Authors: Sarah Burman and Thandeka Diremelo It is a common feature of corporate group structures for boards to be replicated throughout different entities within the group. There may be many reasons to do this, but a common reason is to ensure that the policies of the group, which are usually set at the holding company … Read more