South Africa is a land of unbridled opportunity. But it is also a land that is not without its problems, and a chequered history has kept much of the international business community at arms' length for some time.
This South Africa Special Report analyses the changing face of South Africa's legal landscape and looks at the pros and cons of the government's draft legal services transformation charter.
Central to this transformation is South Africa's ability to put the stigma of apartheid behind it. This special report is continued online at www.thelawyer.com/ specialreports, where the legal implications of the Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) movement are discussed.
And yet South Africa is a jewel in Africa's crown, with massive natural resource reserves and a huge need for big-ticket infrastructure projects. The online edition considers the available corporate opportunities.