• Invest in Africa, stupid
    50 years ago Rene Dumont, a French engineer inadequately dubbed «the prophet», announced that Black Africa was on its sadly ever after journey. Fifty years later, as economies all around the world are struggling, African economies thrive. African economies are booming and that’s the simple truth. According to a McKinsey report, Africa has the ... Read more ››
  • Africa is not a country and that is the long and short of it
    After attending a business summit recently, I was surprised with how many people (and so called experts) still insist on using a “doing business in Africa” tagline in order to attract or capture an audience. The fact of the matter is that if an investor intends to understand certain peculiarities that are synonymous with operating ... Read more ››


  • Chambers Global 2016 is out: Afriwise Consult garners not less than 7 individual rankings
    Chambers Global 2016, published by London based Chambers and Partners is a legal directory that ranks business lawyers from around the world, including in Africa as a whole and individual countries in Africa. Afriwise has leading lawyers listed under the Africa Wide section for both the categories Corporate /M&A (band 3) and Projects (band 3) and ... Read more ››
  • Director of Afriwise recognised by peers as leading Energy expert
    Steven De Backer of Afriwise was recognised, for the fourth consecutive year, by in-house counsel and peers as an Energy expert and is featured in the 2016 Energy Edition of Expert Guides, The World’s Leading Lawyers Chose by their Peers. The full list of experts is available on: Read more ››
  • Afriwise named Legal Consultancy Firm of the Year
    Afriwise Consult was named Legal Consultancy Firm of the Year, South Africa at the Acquisition International 2015 Legal Awards. Afriwise was recognised for its dedication to innovation and its ability to provide truly specialized services. The AI legal awards are given to commend outstanding work throughout the legal world over the past 12 months. The research ... Read more ››