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SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL BUDGET SPEECH 2019 Tax

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni delivered the 2019 Budget Speech on 20 February 2019. Our South African Tax Practice made the following observations after the speech:

Friday, February 22, 2019
VENTURE CAPITAL COMPANIES UNDER ATTACK – AGAIN Tax

During 2018, the venture capital company (VCC) industry had to deal with a lot of uncertainty as a result of the changes to Section 12J of the Income Tax Act, 1962.

An investor in an approved VCC...

Friday, February 22, 2019
NEW EXPORT TAX ON SCRAP METAL PROPOSED Tax

On 20 February 2019, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni announced that the National Treasury will work with the Department of Trade and Industry and the Department of Economic Development to explore...

Friday, February 22, 2019
FURTHER ‘DIVIDEND STRIPPING’ TAX AVOIDANCE PROVISIONS Tax

New anti-dividend stripping tax avoidance provisions will attack dilution transactions involving dividends 

SARS became concerned about a perceived ‘loophole’ in relation to share buyback...

Friday, February 22, 2019
NO INFLATIONARY ADJUSTMENT TO MEDICAL TAX CREDITS, TO HELP FUND NHI

This year’s Budget Review on 20 February 2019 announced that in a bid to generate additional revenue of ZAR 1 billion in 2019/ 2020, there will be no change in the monthly medical tax credit...

Friday, February 22, 2019
AUTOMATION IS ON THE CARDS FOR SEED CERTIFICATION AND PLANT VARIETY PROTECTION IN KENYA Intellectual Property

The proposed automation of Kenya’s processes for seed certification and plant variety protection is a welcome development that is expected to result in improved efficiencies and reduced cost...

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
HOW POPULISM IS MAKING ITS PRESENCE FELT IN MINING Mining

The tide of populism sweeping the global political landscape is starting to filter through to some of the local policies and decisions made in various individual countries, including African...

Wednesday, February 06, 2019
THE COMPETITION AMENDMENT BILL, 2018 Competition

The Competition Amendment Bill, 2018 (Bill) was presented to Parliament by the Minister of Economic Development (Minister) on Wednesday, 11 July 2018.

The Bill reflects significant changes to the...

Thursday, January 17, 2019
PRIVACY AND DATA PROTECTION IN TANZANIA (PART 2) Intellectual Property

Customer confidentiality has historically been one of the cornerstones of the banking industry worldwide. The advent of information age technology, enabling banking transactions to be made at...

Friday, December 28, 2018

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VENTURE CAPITAL COMPANIES UNDER ATTACK – AGAIN

During 2018, the venture capital company (VCC) industry had to deal with a lot of uncertainty as a result of the changes to Section 12J of the Income Tax Act, 1962.

An investor in an approved VCC...

22 Feb 2019 12:00
BOWMANS RECOGNISED IN CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS GLOBAL GUIDE RANKINGS 2019

Bowmans’ expertise has been recognised in 32 practice areas and jurisdictions (19 in Band 1) in the 2019 edition of Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Business Lawyers, which was released...

18 Feb 2019 12:00

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Proposed Amendments to Section 12J of the Income Tax Act 58 of 1962

Aneria Bouwer and Joshua Janks discuss the proposed changes to section 12J of the Income Tax Act on Classic FM’s Business...

The five competition law pitfalls to avoid in 2018

Tamara Dini, partner in the Competition Practice was interviewed on Classic FM’s law feature on how to navigate the mine field of competition issues.

Corporate tax proposals

Tax Dispute Resolution Expert at Bowmans, Patricia Williams was interviewed on Classic FM’s Business show. She discussed the Davis Tax Committee's (DTC’s) final report on Corporate Income Tax,...

Certainty on SA’s approach to public interest in merger control could hearten Investors

Robert Legh, Senior partner and Chairman was interviewed by Michael Avery on Classic FM's Business Show on the back of a press release Bowmans released entitled Certainty on SA's approach to...

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