South Africa
Politics Web | 23-Oct-2017
The Protection of Investment Act affords foreign investors no protections beyond domestic law, and pointedly disavows investor-state international arbitration. The SADC Protocol was also amended by the SADC Summit of heads of state and government.
Lexology | 22-Jun-2017
The Revised Mining Charter 2017 could, in respect of certain provisions thereto, result in BIT guarantees for qualifying foreign investors being infringed.
Lexology | 7-Mar-2017
Since 2012, South Africa, dissatisfied with its bilateral investment treaties (BITs), has either been terminating or non-renewing several of these.
JD Supra | 28-Jan-2017
The Protection of Investment Act 22 of 2015 (the Investment Act) aims to ultimately replace South Africa’s BITs.
IOL | 18-Oct-2016
Cabinet’s endorsement of the draft International Arbitration Bill in April this year gave a welcome indication that South Africa would soon provide investors with one of the essential tools for operating in the modern global economy.
Business Day | 17-Jun-2016
Legal practitioners have been saying for some time now that SA’s Protection of Investment Act is not in sync with the country’s commitments under the Southern African Development Community Protocol on Finance and Investment.
Lexology | 12-May-2016
In the midst of various events, which sent shockwaves through the South African economy, the Protection of Investment Act was enacted on 15 December 2015.
The Conversation | 25-Mar-2016
Bilateral investment treaties have been a source of political controversy in recent years. This is clear from the alarming increase in the number of disputes between investors and governments.
CDR | 2-Oct-2015
What are the next steps for investment protection in South Africa, as the country draws up new legislation governing foreign direct investment following the termination of a number of bilateral investment treaties?
South Centre | 9-Aug-2015
The brief describes the widening debate on the implications of international investment agreements for sustainable development and outlines the broad features of alternative policy approaches to foreign direct investment

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