On 9 October 2020, the South African Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies published the Draft White Paper on Audio and Audiovisual Content Services Policy Framework: A New Vision for South Africa 2020.
The elements of this article contain an introduction South Africa to foreign investors and to provide context in terms of the country's ease of doing business and the first steps of establishing a business in South Africa.
On 31 October 2019, the Financial Surveillance Department of the South African Reserve Bank ("Reserve Bank") released Circular 18/2019 stating that the loop dispensation currently available ...
Exponential economic development across Africa has resulted in a greater necessity for increased protection of intellectual property ("IP") assets on the continent.
On 20 May 2019, Rwanda was admitted as a member of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development ("OECD") Development Centre.
Tension between the two economic giants in the world, China and the United States, might have a silver lining for Africa.
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In many African countries, political transitions and economic reform initiatives have supported investor confidence and are predicted to contribute strongly to business and investment activities going into the second half of 2018.
Mauritius attracts many entities wanting to set up shop on their tropical island. With this foreign investment, it is important to consider the implications on brand enforcement and on its trading partners, namely South Africa and the rest of Africa.
South Africa's diverse economy, strategic role in Africa and political history create a unique business and regulatory environment.
Amendments to Zimbabwe's controversial Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Act, Chapter 14:33 (the "Act"), were gazetted on 14 March 2018.
NIPA is set to replace the Foreign Investments Act, 1990 and, if implemented, will result in far-reaching changes in the Namibian foreign investment regime.
The Protocol permits foreign investors to initiate binding international arbitration proceedings directly against member states, which may result in enforceable damages awards.
Since 1994 there has been a focus on economic growth and transformation in South Africa.
In the era of globalisation, the degree of economic liberalisation is more pervasive than ever before.
An SEZ is meant to be an economic development tool to promote rapid economic growth by using various support measures to attract targeted foreign and domestic investments and technology.
South Africa may be missing out on opportunities to attract well known and internationally reputable South Korean engineering and construction companies.
The NDP aims to eliminate poverty and reduce inequality by 2030.
The legal framework governing foreign investments in South Africa
Raju Jaddoo, Ocorian's AMEA Non-Executive Director, shares his insights on Prosper Africa, a new US-led initiative unveiled in June at the Business Summit organised by the Corporate Council on Africa in Mozambique.
Africa is still the next big market for multinationals, even in the face of global economic uncertainty and political and regulatory issues.