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Introduction of major amendments to the Botswana competition regime
On 2 December 2019, major amendments to the Botswana competition regime were brought into effect.
Rise of buyer power regulation across Africa
Developments across African jurisdictions are placing dominant buyers in the crosshairs of regulators.
Risk/reward of Zambia’s competition amnesty programme needs clarification
On 1 September 2019, the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC), the Zambian competition authority, announced a six month amnesty programme for businesses to come forward
First merger approved under Angolan merger control regime
The newly created Angolan competition authority, the Autoridade Reguladora da Concorrência (ARC), has approved its first merger since becoming operational in early 2019.
Major amendments to the South African competition regime brought into effect
Following a presidential proclamation on 12 July 2019, a package of wide-ranging and sweeping reforms to the South African (SA) competition regime have been brought into force with immediate effect.
Penalties for failing to notify mergers will increase in South Africa
In March 2019, the Competition Commission published its latest guidelines for the determination of administrative penalties for failure to notify mergers and implementation of mergers.
The African Continental Free Trade Area: Facilitating Dispute Resolution in Africa
If the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) enters into force later this year, it will give member states a mechanism to resolve disputes and promote trade.
Wider impact of new Zambian copper import duty
On 28th September 2018, Zambian finance minister, Margaret Mwanaktwe, announced plans to change the current mining tax regime in the country.
Procurement trends in mining - recent developments
This article is a follow up to our two part essential guide on feasibility planning and construction procurement for junior mining and our analysis last year of the updated FIDIC suite of contracts.