Africa: Connecting a continent
Networking: everyone's at it. Law firms are busy building networks around the world. Lawyers are encouraged to build networks among their contacts as part of their career development. Hollywood has decided that there is money to be made from The Social Network. And Africa is very much part of this trend, with networking on the continent throwing up considerable opportunities for lawyers. Earlier this year, Africa, and South Africa in particular, was in the spotlight for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The drama and controversy on the pitch during the course of the tournament was matched by the levels of excitement in the period leading up to the first match. The organisers went all out to make sure all aspects of the tournament organisation were secure.
Africa continues to face challenges with regards to its telecoms and electricity networks. Richard Metcalf and Oliver Stacey explore the headway being made by various projects and the opportunities for lawyers
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