Opinion and Analysis
KENYA: ENERGY SECTOR UPDATE – CABINET LIFTS THE PPA MORATORIUM Energy
On 29 March 2021, H.E. Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta, the former president of the Republic of Kenya, appointed a Taskforce for the Review of Power Purchase Agreements. The core mandate of the Taskforce...Mon, Mar 20, 2023
SOUTH AFRICA: FIVE TRENDS EMPLOYERS CAN EXPECT IN THE WORKPLACE IN 2023 Employment and Benefits
For many companies March signifies the beginning of a new financial year. Although every company is unique, the following trends can be expected in the workplace in the coming year.
THE INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE LEGAL GUIDE: MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS 2023 – SEVENTEENTH EDITION: SOUTH AFRICAN CHAPTER Mergers and Acquisitions
Chairman and senior partner, Ezra Davids, and partner, Ryan Kitcat, wrote the South African chapter in the International Comparative Legal Guide’s Mergers & Acquisitions 2023. It... Mon, Mar 20, 2023
SOUTH AFRICA: NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR SECTION 18A CERTIFICATES Tax
Charitable organisations and donors to such organisations should take note of the new SARS requirements regarding tax certificates issued to donors to enable them to claim tax deductions.
A...Fri, Mar 17, 2023
KENYA: WHAT THE CARBON – SERIES 1: A SNAPSHOT OF THE RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN KENYA’S CARBON SPACE ESG, Energy, Environmental Law, Infrastructure
The Bowmans ESG and Projects, Energy & Infrastructure teams continue to make strides as thought leaders in various sectors, including in the Environment, Climate Change & Natural Resources...Thu, Mar 16, 2023
SOUTH AFRICA: A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION FOR THE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION IN STATE INSTITUTIONS Employment and Benefits
In the recent Constitutional Court judgment in the matter of Ledla Structural Development (Pty) Ltd and Others v Special Investigating unit, 2023, (Ledla judgment), the Court had to determine if...Wed, Mar 15, 2023
SOUTH AFRICA: NEW TAX DISPUTE RESOLUTION RULES Tax
The Minister of Finance approved and published new dispute resolution rules (new Rules) under section 103 of the Tax Administration Act 28 of 2011 (TAA) shortly before 16:00 on Friday, 10 March...Tue, Mar 14, 2023
AFRICA GUIDE TO CRYPTOCURRENCIES PUBLISHED Banking and Financial Services Regulatory, Finance
Although regulators around the world remain sceptical about recognising virtual currencies as legal tender, cryptocurrencies are already an established phenomenon and are here to stay.
In Africa,...Tue, Mar 14, 2023
SOUTH AFRICA: DRAFT BLOCK EXEMPTION REGULATIONS FOR SUPPLIERS AND USERS OF ENERGY Competition
The Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition (Minister) has issued an invitation to the public to comment on proposed block exemption regulations for energy suppliers, 2023 (Energy Suppliers...Mon, Mar 13, 2023
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BOWMANS’ MULTIJURISDICTIONAL EXPERTISE ON COMPLEX MATTERS LAUDED AT THE DEALMAKERS AFRICA AWARDS
Bowmans’ role in some of the most significant transactions across Africa in 2022 was recognised at the prestigious DealMakers Africa Awards held yesterday, 14 March 2023.
The awards placed...15 Mar 2023 12:00
BOWMANS ANNOUNCES PARTNER PROMOTIONS FOR 2023
Leading African law firm, Bowmans, has announced the promotion of six senior associates to partner with effect from 1 March 2023.
The promotions span several of the firm’s key practice areas,...06 Mar 2023 12:00
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Bowmans Tax Podcast: Capital Gains Tax
In this podcast episode, senior associate, Patience Mbugua, and associate, Bernard Kirii, discuss Capital Gains Tax in Kenya. This is a tax that is levied on transfer of property situated in the...
The Bowmans Shipping Podcast #12: Icebound – Piloting a path to Shackleton’s Endurance
The 2022 underwater images of the wreck of the Endurance in pristine condition under the Antarctic ice graced the front pages of publications globally and captured the imagination of many. In this...
SAfm: the mining industry’s key risks and opportunities
Partner, Wandisile Mandlana, joined SAfm's Fifi Peters for a conversation on the South African mining industry's key risks and...
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