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THE INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE LEGAL GUIDES: FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT REGIMES 2023 – FOURTH EDITION: AN OVERVIEW OF POLICY AND REGULATORY DEVELOPMENTS IN EAST AND SOUTHERN AFRICA Competition

This chapter aims to provide an overview of the national policies and regulatory frameworks applicable in respect of foreign investments in Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa and Tanzania. Each of...

Thu, Dec 01, 2022
KENYA: HIGH COURT CLARIFIES THE LEGAL POSITION ON FOREIGN INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS IN KENYA Dispute Resolution, Restructuring

In a series of rulings, the Kenyan High Court has determined the nature of recognition of foreign insolvency proceedings in Kenya and held that foreign liquidators may practice in Kenya upon...

Tue, Nov 22, 2022
TANZANIA: THE BANKING AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS (FINANCIAL LEASING) REGULATIONS 2022 Banking and Financial Services Regulatory, Financial Institutions

On 23 September 2022, the Governor of the Bank of Tanzania (Governor) published the Banking and Financial Institutions (Financial Leasing) Regulations via Government Notice 575 of 2022 (2022...

Fri, Nov 18, 2022
SOUTH AFRICA: EMPLOYERS’ LIABILITY FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE Employment and Benefits

With the Code of Good Practice on the Prevention and Elimination of Harassment in the Workplace published earlier this year, harassment in the workplace is the subject of many training sessions,...

Tue, Nov 15, 2022
SOUTH AFRICA: B-BBEE ALIVE AND WELL IN GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING BBBEE and Local Content, Government Contracting and Public Procurement

On 4 November 2022 the current Minister of Finance, Enoch Godongwana promulgated the new Preferential Procurement Regulations, 2022 (2022 Regulations) which will take effect on 16 January...

Thu, Nov 10, 2022
PORTS, TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS SECTOR NEWS ROUND-UP 10/2022 (19 SEPTEMBER – 31 OCTOBER 2022) 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...

Fri, Nov 04, 2022
SOUTH AFRICA: GOVERNMENT PROPOSES A NATIONAL CARRIER Shipping, Aviation and Logistics

In 2017, South Africa’s Comprehensive Maritime Transport Policy envisaged the establishment of a national carrier in support of its vision to transform and grow the local maritime transport...

Fri, Nov 04, 2022
KENYA: THE ROAD TO COP27 – ACTIONS TOWARDS A GREENER FUTURE FOR KENYA Energy, Mergers and Acquisitions

Since the adoption of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 1992, world leaders gather every year for the UN Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP) to assess...

Thu, Nov 03, 2022
UGANDA: THE EMPLOYMENT (AMENDMENT) BILL 2022 Employment and Benefits

The Employment (Amendment) Bill 2022 (Bill) was re-tabled for First Reading before the Parliament of Uganda on 21 September 2022. The Bill seeks to amend the Employment Act 2006 (Act). Some of the...

Tue, Nov 01, 2022

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BOWMANS AND SIMMONS & SIMMONS COLLABORATE ON A CLEAN ENERGY TOOL

Bowmans is pleased to collaborate with international law firm Simmons & Simmons in providing content for the Kenyan and Tanzanian sections of the Clean Energy Tool. The Clean Energy Tool is...

25 Oct 2022 12:00
BOWMANS IS ONCE AGAIN A TOP PERFORMER AT THE AFRICAN LEGAL AWARDS

The technical expertise of leading African law firm, Bowmans, has once again been recognised. The firm walked away with four practice awards at the African Legal Awards ceremony held in...

05 Sep 2022 12:00

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The Bowmans Shipping Podcast #11: Floods, riots and other calamities: Understanding supply chain disruptions in South Africa

A series of unfortunate events in the last 18 months have rattled the KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa. In this episode, host and Shipping, Aviation and Logistics partner, Jeremy Prain, and

CapeTalk: The South African state wants to buy its own oil tanker and a fleet of other ships

South Africa's Department of Transport wants to establish the country’s first national vessel entity aimed at curbing South Africa's reliance on foreign governments and companies for essential...

SAfm:Transnet strike is costing the economy billions per day

Head of Ports, Transport and Logistics, Andrew Pike, joined SAfm's Fifi Peters for a conversation on the adverse impact of the Transnet strike on the South African...

ELA’s Travel Tuesdays: doing business in South Africa

In episode 435 of this series by the Employment Law Alliance, senior associate, Sian Gaffney joins host, Peter Walts for a conversation where they explore the 'need to know' items for doing...

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