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Kgabo Mashalane

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Kgabo Mashalane is a South African qualified lawyer in the anti-corruption and compliance practice, with experience advising on market entry considerations, research on anti-corruption and bribery in Senegal, Mauritania, and Ghana. She has advised international clients on lobbying compliance laws in South Africa in interactions with members of government, parliament, and other authorities. She also has experience working on infrastructure and renewable energy projects and corporate transactions across Africa and the Middle East, having practiced in the project finance and development practice at Covington. Ms. Mashalane’s experience includes corporate transactions (including mergers and acquisitions) relating to the international energy and infrastructure projects and advisory experience in the financing of transport in South Africa.

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Top Ten Issues to Watch in Africa in 2019

Africa’s Growth Prospects. Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to grow at 3.8 percent in 2019, which is a significant improvement over last year’s regional growth rate of 2.6 percent. Excluding the continent’s largest economies (Angola, Nigeria and South Africa), which are growing collectively at an average of 2.5 percent, the aggregate growth rate … Continue Reading

China in Africa: Recent Developments

In 1998, China announced its “go out” or “go global” policy aimed at encouraging its enterprises to invest overseas. In 2013 this policy was reinforced with China’s introduction of its One Belt, One Road (OBOR) or “Belt & Road” initiative, which seeks to enhance development and trade routes in the region, connecting China with other … Continue Reading

Ten Key Issues to Watch in Africa in 2018

 In this blog, Covington’s Africa practice  highlights ten key issues to watch in Africa in 2018. U.S. Policy: The derogatory remarks that President Trump made about Africans and Haitians, which he denies having said, create a negative image for the U.S. across the region as the year begins. Nevertheless, the administration will push forward on … Continue Reading
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