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THE ‘GHOST SHIP’ SET TO BE THE FUTURE OF SHIPPING

By Lana Jacobs, associate in our Shipping and Logistics practice. With self-driving motor vehicles poised to be a real prospect on our roads by 2020, it is no surprise that the shipping...

Tuesday, March 07, 2017
THE ADVANTAGES OF A MARITIME CLAIM

One of the most prevalent practical disadvantages to litigation is the risk of there being insufficient assets available to satisfy the claim once a favourable judgment is eventually obtained...

Sunday, March 05, 2017
MULTINATIONAL ENTERPRISES UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT IN BUDGET 2017: TRANSFER PRICING

In his budget speech on Wednesday 22 February 2017, Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, emphasised that combating tax avoidance by multinational enterprises is still a top priority.  South...

Thursday, February 23, 2017
SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL BUDGET SPEECH 2017

Tax increases of ZAR 28 billion were announced in the South African National Budget Speech 2017 by the Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, on Wednesday, 22 February 2017. Changes included...

Thursday, February 23, 2017
BUDGET 2017: PERSONAL INCOME TAX

In the 2017 Budget Speech, Minister Gordhan noted that (for the first time since 2009/10) tax revenues have not kept pace with economic growth.  The projected tax revenue shortfall for 2016/17 is...

Thursday, February 23, 2017
RADICAL ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION: DID BUDGET 2017 MEET COSATU’S EXPECTATIONS REGARDING TAX CHANGES?

COSATU issued a press release in relation to its “enormous expectations” for the 2017/18 budget.  As regards the tax proposals, how does Budget 2017 measure up? Income tax and VAT...

Thursday, February 23, 2017
INCREASED DIVIDENDS TAX: A TAX ON SOUTH AFRICAN INDIVIDUAL

Budget 2017 announced an increase in dividends tax, from 15% to 20%.  This tax increase is effectively borne almost exclusively by South African individuals, and should be seen for what it is: a...

Thursday, February 23, 2017
SHARE BUY-BACK TRANSACTIONS

Share buy-backs have become a very common mechanism for exiting an investment in a South African company since the introduction of dividends tax in April 2012. One of the reasons for this is...

Thursday, February 23, 2017
#FEESMUSTFALL #BUDGET2017 #GRADTAX?

Following the student protests that have rocked the country in recent years, Minister Gordhan announced several adjustments to university fees, and appointed a commission to assess the feasibility...

Thursday, February 23, 2017

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Introducing BOWMANS

We have always worked together as a group – with a unity of purpose – across the continent for the benefit of our clients. Now we are proud to announce that from 1 September 2016 we will do so under one name: Bowmans.

Read our press release here and our introductory brochure here.

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BOWMANS’ AFRICA-WIDE EXPERTISE HIGHLY RATED IN CHAMBERS GLOBAL REPORT 2017

Pan-African law firm Bowmans’ Africa-wide expertise continues to be recognised by international legal ratings organisations including Chambers & Partners, which published its 2017 Global Report...

16 Mar 2017 12:00
BOWMANS ANNOUNCES PARTNER PROMOTIONS ACROSS AFRICA

Leading Pan-African law firm, Bowmans, has promoted nine senior associates to partner with effect from 1 March 2017. Robert Legh, chairman and senior partner, commented: “I am pleased to...

01 Mar 2017 12:00

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Prosecuting illegal fishing – South Africa
Berning Robertson was interview by Michael Avery on Classic FM’s Business Show, on his article titles: Prosecuting illegal fishing – South Africa
Public Procurement Rules interview
Claire Tucker was interview by Garry Hertzberg on CliffCentral's The Laws of Life programme, on the Preferential Procurement Regulations which will take effect from 1 April.
New rules for tenders in April
The long-awaited changes to the South African Preferential Procurement Regulations could have a significant impact on the way government tenders are put out.

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