MISHCON INTERNATIONAL: Africa

Africa. The oldest inhabited territory on Earth which, today, is home to over 1.2 billion people. Read more

Editorial

Editorial

The Global Commodity Price Rebound and driving GDP output in Africa

The Global Commodity Price Rebound and driving GDP output in Africa

Resource-based economies are prone to achieve unstable GDP (Gross Domestic Product) output primarily due to global commodity price fluctuations. A decrease in the global trading price of a commodity item leads to a reduction in the income earned by the exporting nation and a deterioration of the national current account.

Mishcon
Thinks

Mishcon Thinks

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View
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A View from the UK

Law
Firm
Spotlight

Law Firm Spotlight

Tax Amnesty Guidelines Fail to Provide Clarity

Tax Amnesty Guidelines Fail to Provide Clarity

The Finance Act 2016 introduced a provision in the Tax Procedures Act No. 29 of 2015 (the TPA) the purpose of which was to provide an amnesty to tax payers who earn taxable income from foreign source. The Amnesty provisions came into force on 1 January 2017.

Is Privacy Right Under Threat?

Is Privacy Right Under Threat?

Recent media reports suggest that the Communications Authority of Kenya intends to roll out an application capable of tapping into a mobile carrier’s network enabling the Authority to access personal information from people using that carrier’s network.

Special
Reports

Special Reports

Ethiopia Economic Note

Ethiopia Economic Note

Through Q4 Ethiopia has seen deterioration of its foreign exchange reserves and a climbing inflation rate - both undermining its position as Africa’s growth poster boy.

The Rise of Smart Cities in West Africa

The Rise of Smart Cities in West Africa

In a bid to leapfrog the traditional steps to development a number of West African economies are developing ‘Smart City’ solutions in major urban areas. One such solution, the establishment of new satellite cities, is yielding mixed results in the region.