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PORTS, TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS SECTOR NEWS ROUND-UP, 11/2019 (20 MAY – 7 JUNE 2019) Ports, Transport and Logistics

In light of the rapid pace of infrastructure and transport developments across Africa, our Ports, Transport and Logistics (PTL) Sector Group is pleased to present Bowmans’ latest PTL news...

Friday, June 14, 2019
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE KENYA BUDGET STATEMENT 2019/2020 Tax

A Commentary:

The Honourable Cabinet Secretary for the National Treasury, Henry Rotich, delivered his budget statement on 13 June 2019. The theme for this year’s budget was: Creating Jobs,...

Thursday, June 13, 2019
A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE CARBON TAX ACT, WHICH TOOK EFFECT ON 1 JUNE 2019 Energy

Carbon tax is South Africa’s most far-reaching and substantial response to climate change to date. 

The Carbon Tax Act 15 of 2019 (Carbon Tax Act or Act) was gazetted on 23 May 2019, and came...

Tuesday, June 04, 2019
PUBLIC PROCUREMENT AND GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS 2019 Regulatory Services

The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Constitution) is the principal legislation regulating pub­lic procurement in South Africa. Section 217 of the Con­stitution requires...

Thursday, May 30, 2019
ECOWAS TO LAUNCH COMPETITION AUTHORITY Competition

The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will launch the ECOWAS Regional Competition Authority (ERCA) in Banjul, The Gambia, on 31 May 2019. The ERCA was...

Thursday, May 30, 2019
VAT ON ELECTRONIC SERVICES – AMENDED REGULATIONS AND GUIDANCE FROM SARS Tax

Unlike tangible goods that physically transfer from one country to another through border posts, electronic services supplied via electronic communication or the internet can go undetected by...

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
UGANDA STEPS UP AGAINST INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS Intellectual Property

The enforcement of Intellectual Property (IP) rights is an area of law that has gradually and steadily built up steam following increased awareness among innovators and businesses of the economic...

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
TANZANIA REGISTRAR’S TRADE MARK RULING SIGNALS A DEPARTURE FROM CURRENT PRACTICE Intellectual Property

The Registrar of the Trade and Service Marks Registry of mainland Tanzania recently made a ruling that departs from the normal trade mark procedural practice and is likely to impact future...

Monday, May 13, 2019
TRADE MARK INFRINGEMENT: WHEN PROOF OF ACTUAL CONFUSION IS NECESSARY Intellectual Property

The statutory basis for trade mark infringement emanates from the provisions of section 7 of the Trade Marks Act, Cap 506 of the Laws of Kenya (Trade Marks Act).

This section stipulates that

Monday, May 13, 2019
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Leading African law firm, Bowmans, has appointed one of East Africa’s most experienced corporate, M&A and natural resources lawyers, Asha-Sabrina Ayub (known as Sabrina), as a partner in its Dar...

04 Jun 2019 12:00
HOW SENIOR LEADERS ARE LEARNING FROM MILLENNIALS AT BOWMANS

Experienced professionals have as much to learn from the younger generation in the workplace as they have to teach. African law firm Bowmans is harnessing the techno-savvy and other new-generation...

07 May 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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