South Africa
Investigate Europe | 23-Feb-2021
Joining the Energy Charter Treaty is not in the public interest, according to South Africa’s government. It has also cancelled other agreements that allowed foreign investors to sue their state. This has not stopped investors from coming, says Mustaqeem de Gama.
AFTINET | 1-Oct-2019
Their submissions conclude that the system is detrimental to public budgets, regulations in the public interest, democracy and the rule of law.
EJIL: Talk! | 23-Sep-2019
South Africa makes clear that in its view, procedural reform is not enough. A wider agenda that includes substantive issues is needed.
IISD | 21-Aug-2018
Debido a que los acuerdos internacionales de inversión (AIIs) fueron creados para limitar algunos aspectos del derecho a regular de los países, la primera ola de AIIs inhibió la experimentación regulatoria de los países receptores que podría perjudicar los derechos de los inversores extranjeros.
IISD | 16-Aug-2018
Malgré des difficultés, l’expérience de l’Afrique du Sud et du Brésil démontrent qu’il est possible de repenser complètement le régime de l’investissement, et de faire en sorte que les intérêts des investisseurs correspondent aux besoins en développement des pays d’accueil.
IISD | 16-Aug-2018
Despite challenges, the experiences of South Africa and Brazil demonstrate that there is room for genuine reimagination of the investment regime, where the interests of investors are matched with the development concerns of host countries.
African Law Business | 14-Feb-2018
South Africa’s new arbitration law came into force at the end of 2017. Now lawyers and clients alike will have to see if it lives up to its promises.
The Citizen | 5-Feb-2018
A Johannesburg businessman, trying to sue the Mozambique government for over $91 million (R1 billion), has taken the SA government to court after officials allegedly sided with the neighbouring country in the dispute.
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.

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