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CONFERENCE COULD HELP SA CATCH UP WITH DISPUTE RESOLUTION PRACTICES IN THE REST OF THE WORLD

On 29 June, Johannesburg will become the 39th city around the world to host a session of the Global Pound Conference on dispute resolution. John Brand of pan-African law firm Bowmans (offices in...

Friday, June 23, 2017
RECENT TRENDS IN THE ENFORCEMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAW IN SOUTH AFRICA: DATA FROM THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE AND ENFORCEMENT REPORTS

The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) annually publishes a National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report (NECER). We have considered the NECERs published between 2008 and 2016...

Thursday, June 22, 2017
REVIEWED MINING CHARTER PUBLISHED AMID THREATS OF COURT APPLICATION TO STOP ITS IMPLEMENTATION

The Reviewed Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Charter for the South African Mining and Minerals Industry, 2017 (the 2017 Mining Charter) was published on 15 June 2017 and has been met with...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
THE PERFECT CRIME: OUTLAWS ON THE HIGH SEAS

The rickety raft made of empty oil drums and a wooden tabletop rolled and pitched with the waves while tied to the side of the Dona Liberta, a 370-foot cargo ship anchored far from land in the...

Sunday, June 18, 2017
ENERGY EFFICIENCY INITIATIVES IN SOUTH AFRICA

Power shortages and load shedding in the last years have galvanised South Africans to take measures to secure energy efficiency in industrial, commercial and residential facilities. 

At a...

Thursday, June 15, 2017
OBLIGATION TO REPORT A B-BBEE TRANSACTION TO THE B-BBEE COMMISSION

On Friday 9 June 2017 the Minister of Trade and Industry set, by notice in the Government Gazette, the major B-BBEE transaction threshold at ZAR 25 million. 

In terms of the B-BBEE Regulations,...

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
CHANGES PROPOSED IN THE 2017 NEMA AMENDMENT BILL COULD SIGNIFICANTLY CHANGE THE LIABILITY POSITION UNDER NEMA

The National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Bill [B14-2017] was introduced to the National Assembly on 24 May 2017.  In its current form the Bill proposes, amongst other things, a range...

Monday, June 12, 2017
MEDICINES AND RELATED SUBSTANCES AMENDMENT ACTS COME INTO FORCE

On 1 June 2017, the Medicines and Related Substances Act, 101 of 1965 was formally amended by the coming into force of the provisions of the Medicines and Related Substances Amendment Act, 72 of...

Friday, June 09, 2017
SOUTH AFRICA’S NEW MARITIME POLICY AND PORTS DEVELOPMENT

The Department of Transport has now finalised its Comprehensive Maritime Transport Policy (the CMTP) for South Africa, which was due to be gazetted this week. The overarching aim of the much...

Sunday, June 04, 2017

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BOWMANS SIGNS BEST FRIENDS AGREEMENT WITH MAPUTO-BASED LAW FIRM, TPLA

Pan-African law firm Bowmans is delighted to announce that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Maputo-based oil and gas, projects and energy boutique firm, Taciana Peão Lopes &...

22 Jun 2017 12:00
BOWMANS GROWS ITS CONSTRUCTION, PROJECT FINANCE AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTY OFFERINGS WITH KEY PARTNER APPOINTMENTS

Johannesburg, 1 June 2017: Leading pan-African law firm Bowmans has appointed Andrew van Niekerk, Spencer Naicker and Samantha Saffy to strengthen its construction, project finance and commercial...

02 Jun 2017 12:00

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Be careful of SARS demanding taxes too early

Recently, there have been a few instances in which SARS has demanded taxes before these were due and payable. In the current tough economic climate, where cash flow is tight, this is something to...

Constitution Matters: The right to freedom of speech

Dr Max Price (Vice Chancellor of UCT), Nikkita Reddy (senior associate at Bowmans), Chris Todd (Partner and head of Employment practice at Bowmans) and Nicholas Woode-Smith (UCT student in...

Can a doctor withdraw life support from a baby, against the wishes of the parents?
On Tuesday, 11 April 2017, Justice Francis, sitting in the Family Division of the High Court (UK), found in favour of treating doctors wanting to withdraw life support from a baby with a rare...
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

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