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Recourse in a blockchain dispute

South Africa has yet to witness a major blockchain-related dispute, but such disputes are bound to occur as interest in cryptocurrencies and smart contracts intensifies and transactions involving them become more common.

Anti-dividend stripping provisions

On 20 February 2019, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni announced new anti-dividend stripping tax avoidance provisions relating to 'disguised sales', which is intended to address perceived abuse of the dividend stripping provisions that were enacted in 2017.

Due care warning for insurers and loss adjusters investigating claims

If it is not already high on the agenda, becoming familiar with the requirements of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI Act) should be a priority.

Double tax danger for foreign companies held by foreign trusts or...

The much-anticipated Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill came out on 19 July 2017. From an international tax perspective, issues of interest include the proposed changes and additions to the Controlled Foreign Company (CFC) rules. Of concern is the possibility that double tax might be payable in certain cases.

SARS attacks low no-interest loans!

Low-interest or no-interest loans to trusts are again in the sights of SARS and the Treasury. The 2017 Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (Draft TLAB)...

‘Surprise – you have to pay my tax!’

In certain circumstances, SARS may hold a person personally liable for the tax debt of another taxpayer. Broadly, the at-risk third parties fall into...

Civil & Commercial Dispute Resolution in SA Lagging

John Brand | Consultant | Bowmans | john.brand@bowmanslaw.com | www.bowmanslaw.com | South Africa must bridge the dispute resolution gap or risk further investor disenchantment. It is...

Financial advisors licensing changes

"It’s inevitable that currently authorised financial services providers are going to have to change their business models to adapt to a revised licensing framework,” says Thulani Dyasi, who works in the Banking and Financial Services Regulatory Practice Group at pan-African law firm Bowmans.
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