How South Africa's new legislation aims to court foreign investors with a more transparent and equitable approach.
Investment is the theme of this edition of Africa Connected, our regular collection of in-depth articles on doing business in Africa.
We have cross-border articles on China's One Belt One Road initiative, the Big Five of tax restructuring, and private equity as a catalyst for growth in Africa; and jurisdiction-specific pieces on Kenya, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
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In this issue
Private equity is now a credible alternative to bank financing in Morocco, but some obstacles to effective growth remain, including the rigid tax system and restrictions that prevent flexible management packages.
South Africa's Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPIA), expected to be fully in force in the near future, contains similar provisions to GDPR.
How the transformational One Belt One road initiative is benefiting trade and investment in Africa, including strategic focuses and key projects.
A guide to foreign direct investment in Nigeria, including restrictions and constraints, the regulatory framework, and government policy.
What foreign investors in Africa need to know about capital gains tax, withholding tax, permanent establishment, corporate income tax, and investment protection planning via bilateral investment treaties.
How private equity creates values in Africa; risks and challenges for firms and investors; and promises and opportunities.
How private equity in Namibia has helped curb the outflow of capital, provided alternative financing options, and provided access to capital for domestic investment opportunities.
When setting up an investment in a foreign country, an understanding of the tax landscape is often the difference between a profitable venture and one that is not. In Kenya, the tax regime is comprised of four main tax heads: income tax, value added tax (VAT), excise duty and customs duty.
Understanding Zimbabwe's relatively new transfer pricing laws is crucial to foreign investors in Zimbabwe, foreign businesses in the country, and Zimbabwean organizations doing business with offshore entities.