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HOW 4IR COULD BOOST PUBLIC SERVICE DELIVERY AND REIN IN COSTS Employment and Benefits

Robotics, artificial intelligence and other technologies of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) could provide a welcome boost to government service delivery and help reduce the ever-escalating...

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
TAKING YOUR HIGH FROM HOME TO WORK – CONSIDERING THE IMPACT OF CANNABIS ON THE WORKPLACE Employment and Benefits

Since the Constitutional Court declared the private use of cannabis legal in the matter of Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development and Others v Prince & Others [2018] ZACC 30, employers...

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: WHAT TO DO WHEN CONSTRUCTION HALTS DUE TO A CONTRACTOR’S LIQUIDATION Construction

The past year has been challenging for South Africa’s construction industry, with some of the country’s best-known construction companies facing business rescue or liquidation. The unfinished...

Thursday, March 07, 2019
SHIPPING AND LOGISTICS PRACTICE: INDUSTRY OPINION Shipping and Logistics

For over a century, we have met the demands of the industry by providing shipping and logistics services to our extensive range of local and international clients. Our specialist services include...

Wednesday, March 06, 2019
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

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BOWMANS INVESTS IN A DOCUMENT AUTOMATION TOOL TO ENHANCE ITS CLIENT CENTRIC-SERVICE OFFERING

Bowmans has acquired a document automation tool, Contract Express, which will enable its lawyers to provide the same high quality of legal service clients are accustomed to, more...

03 Apr 2019 12:00
FORENSIC AND INVESTIGATIONS EXPERT JOINS BOWMANS IN KENYA

Companies are increasingly seeking professional support to strengthen internal controls and detect and act against irregularities.

In response to clients’ needs in this area, Bowmans Kenya is...

13 Mar 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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