Dawson, Edwards and Associates

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November 9, 2016 // 20TH ANNIVERSARY SPEECH BY MANAGING DIRECTOR PETER EDWARDS – SEPTEMBER 2016

DAWSON EDWARDS AND ASSOCIATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY SPEECH MANAGING DIRECTOR PETER EDWARDS ON 29 SEPTEMEBR 2016 Welcome The Dawson Edwards team is extremely proud to welcome you all on board to celebrate our firm reaching this 20 year Port of call on its voyage into the future. We are happy to have such a broad attendance […]

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November 9, 2016 // FISHING INDUSTRY NEWS – OCTOBER 2016

In October of this year Dawson Edwards Attorneys has been in practice for 20 years.

Initially focussing on shipping law and admiralty jurisdiction litigation related matters, the firm’s field of expertise has expanded considerably whilst still having the common denominator of being in some way related to the sea.

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September 6, 2016 // MARINE SPATIAL PLANNING – REZONING OUR OCEANS ~ JUNE 2016

Marine Spatial Planning – rezoning our oceans    On 24 March 2016 in Government Gazette No. 39847 under Government Notice No. 347 the draft Marine Spatial Planning Bill (“the MSP Bill) was gazetted by the Minister of Environmental Affairs for public comment. This public comment process expired on 23 May 2016. Marine Spatial Planning (“MSP”) […]

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September 6, 2016 // FISHING INDUSTRY NEWS – APRIL 2014

SECTION 13(4) OF THE MLRA – ABUSE OF POWER?   Section 13(4) of the Marine Living Resources Act states as follows: “A permit to exercise an existing right in terms of this Act maybe refused if the conditions of a previously issued permit had not been adhered to” In a number of instances where this […]

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March 31, 2016 // CARBON TAX ON THE HORIZON

On the 2nd of November 2015, the National Treasury published the draft Carbon Tax Bill for public comment. Public comments were due by the close of business on the 15th of December 2015. This Bill follows from the 2011 National Climate Change Response Policy and the National Development Plan. In addition South Africa has made submissions to the United Nations wherein it has committed to reduce greenhouse gas admissions by up to 42% by 2025.

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Dawson Edwards & Associates was established in 1996 as a specialised Commercial, Maritime and Marine Resources law firm. The firm has soundly established itself in the legal landscape of Cape Town and has set the highest standards of professionalism and service. Dawson Edwards & Associates has become an industry leader in a number of its speciality areas and continues to successfully represent a diverse range of local and international clients. Click here to read more...