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    The move towards an open process for appointing judges is unprecedented in Lesotho. shutterstock
    Choosing Lesotho's judges on merit should be only the start of judicial reforms

    Lesotho's Judicial Service Commission has started a process to recruit seven judges of the High Court through a merit-based process...

    By Hoolo 'Nyane 12 May 2021

    Thomson Reuters and Juta announce strategic partnership to connect African lawyers to the world
    Thomson Reuters and Juta announce strategic partnership to connect African lawyers to the world

    Thomson Reuters and Juta & Co are proud to announce a partnership in Africa, that will see legal professionals being offered market-leading research technology...

    By Jackie Rhodes & Kamal Patel, Issued by Juta and Company 13 Apr 2021

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

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    #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

    Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!
    Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!

    Congratulations to the SME companies who have won full-page BizListing entries in Bizcommunity's business directory...

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 26 Oct 2020

    Possible insurance lifelines for struggling business owners as a result of the lockdown
    Possible insurance lifelines for struggling business owners as a result of the lockdown

    Several weeks into the lockdown, business owners and their workforce are experiencing the devastating economic impact of the crisis. With no end in sight, many of these businesses will sadly not survive the lockdown...

    By Jean-Paul Rudd, Issued by Adams & Adams 6 Jul 2020

    The African Continental Free Trade Area - from agreement to implementation
    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
    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

    Agreement ensures Khoi, San earn share of Rooibos trade
    Agreement ensures Khoi, San earn share of Rooibos trade

    The Khoi-Khoi and San communities are set to benefit from the commercialisation of Rooibos, following the signing of a historic Access and Benefit-sharing agreement...

    4 Nov 2019

    Alastair Tempest and Mpho Sekwele from EFSA.
    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
    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

    Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019
    Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019

    Bizcommunity is excited to announce the relaunch of our Biz Product and Rate Card, featuring all-new product infographics, descriptors and more...

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2019

    AfCFTA under the spotlight at ISO assembly
    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

    Oil and gas is the lifeblood of Nigeria’s economy. Wikimedia Commons
    Explainer: how Nigeria got hit with a $9.6bn judgement debt in London

    Nigeria has received a legal hiding after a UK court awarded a private company a $9.6bn judgement debt against the West African nation...

    By Oludara Akanmidu 11 Sep 2019

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

    Global cryptocurrency regulation standards expected in June
    Global cryptocurrency regulation standards expected in June

    During a speech at Consenus 2019, Sigal Mandelker, the US Treasury's Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, reiterated the projection that the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) will adopt international standards for cryptocurrency-based services in June 2019...

    By Christopher Murrer and Dean Joffe 14 Jun 2019

    How social media has become a breeding ground for counterfeit sales
    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
    #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
    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

    26% of alcohol consumed globally is illicit
    26% of alcohol consumed globally is illicit

    A new Euromonitor International report reveals that one in every four bottles of alcohol that's consumed is illicit.

    25 Oct 2018

    Corporate content should be part of your DNA
    Corporate content should be part of your DNA

    On the cusp of exciting and fruitful pan-African networking and trade, the time to make use of an unbiased B2B media showcase for all Africa's dynamic, entrepreneurial business communities is now...

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 24 Oct 2018

    Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
    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

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    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

    Compliance lawyers are in demand in Africa
    Compliance lawyers are in demand in Africa

    Regulators around the world are increasing their focus on compliance issues and this has given rise to a substantial increase in demand for lawyers who specialise in this field...

    6 Jun 2018

    #AfricaMonth: Beware - Africa's brand growth comes with counterfeiting challenges
    #AfricaMonth: Beware - Africa's brand growth comes with counterfeiting challenges

    Africa is an ideal market for brand holders and counterfeiters as growth in brand investment creates demand...

    By Vanessa Ferguson 25 May 2018

    International paymaster and escrow services offered by Europlaw Group
    International paymaster and escrow services offered by Europlaw Group

    Europlaw Group is now in position of offering both paymaster and escrow services to their international clients with the international banking platform provided by the ISCC Group...

    Issued by Europlaw 22 May 2018

    Brand investment rises in East Africa
    Brand investment rises in East Africa

    The East African IP landscape has shifted fundamentally, says Bowmans regional IP head...

    21 May 2018

    ISCC Group entered into joint venture with Europlaw Group
    ISCC Group entered into joint venture with Europlaw Group

    Ithuba Savings Credit Corp Limited representing ISCC Group, conducting business mainly in Indonesia and Germany agreed to enter into a formal mutual business collaboration of appointing Europlaw Group as its legal and accounting team for their group of companies internationally...

    Issued by Europlaw 18 May 2018

    Africa's new free trade area - streamlining trade and infrastructure development
    Africa's new free trade area - streamlining trade and infrastructure development

    Increasing intra-African trade is essential for the growth and development of the continent and so the recent signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), set to be the first continent-wide African trade agreement, is good news...

    By Kieran Whyte and Jen Stolp 8 May 2018



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