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Tatenda Gwaambuka

Zimbabwe, 2020

Tatenda Gwaambuka is a law graduate from the University of Zimbabwe and a registered legal practitioner of the High Court of Zimbabwe with an interest in tax law, infrastructure project financing and investment law. He has worked for MawereSibanda Commercial Lawyers (a Dentons affiliate firm) where he was part of the team that drafted the Dentons Global - Zimbabwean Tax Law Guide and legal due diligence reports for the ongoing Batoka Hydroelectric project and the privatisation of a top Zimbabwean public entity.

In addition to his legal work, Tatenda is a staff writer for the African Exponent and the Ghanaian American Journal, pan-African publications with a focus on African socio-economic development. His articles have appeared in various media outlets including The Zimbabwean, The Zimbabwean Herald, Okay Africa and The Southern Times. To augment his writing, he has spoken on opinion shows for South Africa's Power 98.7 FM and Zimbabwe's Capitalk FM. In 2018, Tatenda joined the Diezie Sahn film production start-up as a Script Editor. The company has several imminent Afrocentric film project releases.

Tatenda will be pursuing a Master of Laws in Tax Law and intends to read for a Doctorate in Tax Law in the near future. He plans to actively push for tax reforms in African countries and to establish an infrastructure and investment law practice to close the continental infrastructure gap while stimulating economic growth. His primary focus is on establishing African countries as equal business partners getting their fair share in the global economy.


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