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22 July 2014
Legal Briefs
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16 Jul 2014
Bowman Gilfillan consolidates its position in Maritime Law with new Durban office
The maritime, transport and logistics practice at pan-African corporate law firm, Bowman Gilfillan, has announced that one of Durban’s leading maritime law firms, Velden Pike Nichols, will be...
14 Jul 2014
Pension funds a massive force for development in Africa
Retirement funds have the potential to become a major force for development in Africa, including infrastructural development, which is ideally suited to the investment needs of pension funds....
11 Jul 2014
Strikes put employers in awkward position over pension contributions
Bowman Gilfillan
South African companies are in a legislative bind over uncertainty around whether they are legally compelled to maintain pension contributions on behalf of striking workers. That’s according to...
24 Jun 2014
Improving insolvency stats may point to other mechanisms being favoured
Bowman Gilfillan
Improvements in the liquidation and insolvency figures released yesterday by Statistics SA, which revealed a welcome declining trend, do not necessarily indicate that the economy is strengthening....
23 Jun 2014
Settling labour disputes now a slightly simpler process
Bowman Gilfillan
The sometimes tortuous legal route followed in disputes between employers and the people they hire has become slightly shorter. Talita Laubscher, Partner at pan-African corporate law firm, Bowman...
27 May 2014
Crypto-currency transactions happen below the regulatory radar
So-called crypto-currencies, the best-known of which is Bitcoin, are a regulator’s nightmare because their virtual nature means they can easily circumvent South Africa’s exchange control...
21 May 2014
Vodacom's acquisition of Neotel indicative of industry consolidation
Bowman Gilfillan
The acquisition by mobile operator Vodacom of unlisted telecommunications company Neotel in a cash transaction worth R7 billion is indicative of ongoing consolidation in the industry. That’s...
17 Apr 2014
Directors of companies that fail to pay retirement fund contributions now personally liable
Bowman Gilfillan
In terms of amendments to South African pension law, which became effective on 28 February this year, directors of companies that fail to pay their employees’ pension fund contributions to the...
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