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    2020 a slow year for dealmaking in Africa, but post-pandemic opportunities look promising - Part 3

    In the final part of this three-part series, we analyse M&A data from Kenya, Mozambique and Nigeria...

    By Wildu du Plessis and Morne van der Merwe 1 Mar 2021

    #BizTrends2021: Key industry group trends in post-pandemic Africa

    In the midst of the planetary emergency of climate change, Covid-19 is testing modern civilisation's preparedness for shocks, across the spheres of finance, economics and technology; global, national and regional governance; global and population health; social cohesion and food security. This is according to Baker McKenzie's new report, Unprecedented: Converging Crises...

    By Wildu du Plessis 6 Jan 2021

    The African Continental Free Trade Area - from agreement to implementation

    The Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) was brokered by the African Union (AU) and adopted by 44 of its 55 member states on 21 March 2018. By February 2019, all AU countries, save for Eritrea, had become signatories to the AfCFTA, which came into force on 30 May 2019...

    By Robyn Berger, Theunis Claassen and Catherine Robson 30 Jun 2020

    Impact of free trade area in Africa will be huge

    Member States of the African Union (AU) have a combined population of over 1.2 billion people and gross domestic product of more than $3.4 trillion - yet the continent accounts for less than 3% of world trade...

    By Andrew Skipper 21 Jan 2020

    EFSA launches Africa's first e-commerce Trustmark

    The Ecommerce Forum South Africa has launched its Safe.Shop Trustmark. The EFSA provides the Trustmark badge to e-commerce platforms that have been confirmed as being compliant...

    24 Oct 2019

    Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

    New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

    AfCFTA under the spotlight at ISO assembly

    Support for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement formed part of discussions at the 42nd General Assembly of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), currently underway in Cape Town...

    17 Sep 2019

    3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

    Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

    Finding South Africa's place in the emerging cannabis industry

    The African Cannabis Report (March 2019) by Prohibition Partners has estimated that in 2023 the total market value of South African cannabis industry will be around $1.8 billion (assuming there is wholesale legislation and regulation of the cannabis industry)...

    By Romeo Tsusi 26 Jun 2019

    How social media has become a breeding ground for counterfeit sales

    As much as people love social media, there is a dark side to it too - one involving counterfeit goods and billions of Rands of lost revenue for companies and governments the world over...

    7 Jun 2019

    #AfricaMonth: 7 things to consider when transacting in Africa

    Baker McKenzie lawyers based in Africa, alongside the firm's global Africa specialists, as well as lawyers from our African Relationship Firms from across the continent, share their knowledge about what investors should consider when transacting in Africa...

    By Morne van der Merwe and Wildu du Plessis 23 May 2019

    Liquor industry signs guidelines for good business practice for SA companies in Africa

    The liquor industry has signed the Guidelines for Good Business Practice for South African Companies Operating on the African Continent...

    1 Mar 2019

    Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

    A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

    Injunction upholds Djibouti port joint venture agreement

    An injunction restraining Djibouti's port company, Port de Djibouti S.A. (PDSA), from treating its joint venture shareholders' agreement with global trade enabler DP World as terminated has been granted...

    6 Sep 2018



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