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SOUTH AFRICA: EVERY DAY SHOULD BE DATA PRIVACY DAY – TOP TIPS FOR EFFECTIVE DATA PROTECTION Data Protection

Data Privacy Day, also known as Data Protection Day, takes place annually on 28 January to raise awareness about the importance of data privacy and to promote data protection best practices. This...

Fri, Jan 27, 2023
SOUTH AFRICA: AN OVERVIEW OF SARS’ INTERPRETATION NOTE 127 Tax

On 17 January 2023, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) released Interpretation Note 127 (Determination of the taxable income of certain persons from international transactions: intra-group...

Thu, Jan 26, 2023
SOUTH AFRICA: COMMENCEMENT OF SECTIONS 31 AND 56 OF THE FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE CENTRE ACT, 2001 Banking and Financial Services Regulatory

On 20 January 2023, a proclamation was published in terms of which sections 31 and 56 of the Financial Intelligence Centre Act, 2001 (FICA) will take effect on 1 February 2023...

Wed, Jan 25, 2023
TANZANIA: KEY HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CARBON TRADING REGULATIONS Corporate Services

On 28 October 2022, the Minister of State, Vice President’s Office, Union and Environment (Minister) published the Environmental Management (Control and Management of Carbon Trading)...

Wed, Jan 25, 2023
GHR BEYOND – AFRICA EDITION: KENYA

The Swiss-African Business Circle publishes a legal insights newsletter on a regular basis. This fourth edition was produced by GHR Rechtsanwälte AG on intercontinental topics. In the Africa...

Wed, Jan 25, 2023
KENYA: COMPETITION AUTHORITY OF KENYA SETTLES WITH UNILEVER OVER ABUSE OF BUYER POWER ALLEGATIONS Competition

The Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) recently concluded a settlement agreement with Unilever Kenya Limited (Unilever) for alleged abuse of buyer power. 

It was alleged that Unilever...

Tue, Jan 24, 2023
MAURITIUS: CHANGE OF KEY REPO RATE TO KEY RATE Corporate Services

In its recent media release issued on 11 January 2023, the Bank of Mauritius (BOM) informed the public of the introduction of a new Monetary Policy Framework (MPF) effective from 16 January 2023...

Mon, Jan 23, 2023
SOUTH AFRICA: CORPORATE LAW UPDATE Mergers and Acquisitions

In this, our South African M&A Corporate Law Update, we discuss the most noteworthy trends, regulatory changes and decisions of significance to M&A in South Africa during the second half of 2022...

Mon, Jan 23, 2023
ZAMBIA: AIRTEL MONEY AND FARM DEPOT FINED FOR ANTI-COMPETITIVE BUSINESS PRACTICES Competition

The Board of Commissioners of the Zambian Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has fined Airtel Money, a mobile money service provider, and Avian Ventures Ltd, an agro-retail...

Mon, Jan 23, 2023

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2023 CHAMBERS AFRICA AWARDS – SOUTH AFRICAN LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR AND A LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR PHILIP COULSON

The expertise of Bowmans’ lawyers has once again been recognised at the Chambers Africa Awards ceremony, which was held on 12 January. Bowmans’ South African practice was named South Africa...

19 Jan 2023 12:00
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

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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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