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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
PRIVACY AND DATA PROTECTION IN TANZANIA (PART 1) Intellectual Property

Introduction

The right to privacy has been recognised in Tanzania ever since the introduction of the Bill of Rights into the Constitution of the United Republic of Tanzania, 1977 (the...

Friday, December 28, 2018
THE EXTRA-TERRITORIAL EFFECT OF THE EU GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION: THERE’S NO GETTING AWAY FROM IT Intellectual Property

One term on everyone’s lips these days is ‘GDPR’. It seems you cannot get away from it even if you are outside the European Union (‘EU’) or European Economic Area (‘EEA’).

The EU...

Thursday, December 06, 2018
UGANDA MOVES TO REGULATE PAYMENTS: OVERVIEW OF THE NATIONAL PAYMENT SYSTEM BILL, 2018 Intellectual Property

Uganda’s legal framework currently regulates payment systems undertaken by financial institutions and does not regulate non-financial institutions providing payment systems in the financial...

Monday, December 03, 2018
THE COMPANIES AMENDMENT BILL, 2018: FIRST DRAFT FOR PUBLIC COMMENT Mergers and Acquisitions

The Companies Amendment Bill, 2018 (Bill) was published for public comment on 21 September. A copy of the draft is accessible (here).

The amendments seek to update the Companies Act, 2008 (Act)...

Monday, December 03, 2018
SA ATTORNEYS MUST BE ALERT TO RISK OF PROFESSIONAL NEGLIGENCE CLAIMS Litigation and Arbitration

Instructions to defend professional negligence claims against attorneys used to be few and far between in South Africa, but there has been a distinct upsurge in recent years. The number and range...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018
FIDIC AFRICA CONFERENCE DELIVERS PRACTICAL INSIGHTS Construction

The well-attended FIDIC Africa Contract Users’ Conference held in Johannesburg recently produced some useful insights, not only about practical contractual matters but also about some trends and...

Thursday, November 15, 2018

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BOWMANS PARTNERS WITH AFRIWISE

Bowmans is proud to have contributed to various country chapters published on Afriwise: an online platform that hosts the collective knowledge of some of Africa’s top legal minds.

The Afriwise...

14 Feb 2019 12:00
BOWMANS STARTS 2019 ON A POSITIVE NOTE BY MAKING EIGHT SENIOR APPOINTMENTS

Leading African law firm, Bowmans, has started the year on a positive note by making eight senior appointments across its geographical footprint.

These include Johannesburg based partners Daniel...

11 Jan 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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