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

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

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

THE UNREGULATED TERRAIN OF HISTORIC MINE DUMPS IN SOUTH AFRICA

Authors: Patrick Leyden and Aobakwe Mametse The term ‘mine dump’ is usually used to refer to waste that is consequential to mining operations and comprises of tailing, slimes, waste rock, sand or other residue that is produced during the course of conducting mining operations. In recent times mine dumps have become more than just the … Read more

REGULATIONS AND NOTICES PUBLISHED UNDER THE CARBON TAX ACT

Authors: Justine Sweet and Amanda Hattingh On Friday, 19 June 2020, under the Carbon Tax Act, 2019, the Minister of Finance (the Minister) published: The Regulations on the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intensity Benchmark prescribed for purposes of section 11 of the Carbon Tax Act (the Emission Intensity Benchmark Regulations) (GN697 in GG43452); The Regulations on … Read more