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02 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
2016 South African budget speech summary »
Author: ENSafrica The Honourable Minister of Finance read the 2016 South African budget speech on 24 February 2016. In t...
02 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Free higher education bears huge social cost »
Author: Xhanti Payi (BDlive) In his budget speech a week ago, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan did not spend much time di...
01 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Experts hail withdrawal of ‘unworkable’ withholding tax »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) The withdrawal of a withholding tax on service payments to foreigners, decried by many as...
01 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Research tax incentive may be resurrected »
Author: Amanda Visser (Moneyweb) It can work if SA learns from jurisdictions successful in increasing their research exp...
29 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Kumba’s tax woes deepen with R5.5bn claim from SARS »
Author: Allan Seccombe (BDlive) Kumba Iron Ore, the Anglo American subsidiary, will contest a R5.5bn tax claim from the...
29 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Proposals on research tax incentive ready to be presented to government »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) A task team established to resurrect the government’s flawed research and development tax...
29 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Poor will bear brunt of proposed sugar tax »
Author: Sandile Mchunu (IOL) Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s plan of introducing a sugar tax on sugar-sweetened bevera...
26 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bid to end abuse of trusts »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) Proposed changes to the tax treatment of trusts could bring an end to a common abuse of trus...
25 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Moody's happy with tax, worried about growth »
Authors: Fadia Salie and Liesl Peyper (Fin24) Moody's Investor Service said on Wednesday Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan...
25 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
A budget of prods and tweaks in the right direction »
Author: Financial Mail Finance minister Pravin Gordhan adopted a tenor at the start of his budget speech which, at last,...
25 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Personal Taxes: Lack of relief means bigger tax bill for high earners »
Authors: Linda Ensor and Moyagabo Maake (BDlive) Treasury has increased taxes for high income earners by failing to comp...
25 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Review aiming for indepth look into tax system »
Author: Hilary Joffe (BDlive) Three years after Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced in his 2013 budget speech that...
24 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Budget in a nutshell: higher income taxes and a tighter belt for government »
Author: Linda Ensor (BDlive) A higher tax burden for all except low- to middle-income earners, a higher fuel levy and a...
24 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gordhan announces sugar tax »
Author: Lynley Donnelly (Mail & Guardian) Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has revealed plans to introduce a tax on s...
24 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Budget 2016: Gordhan puts state-owned companies on notice »
Authors: Ranjeni Munusamy and Marianne Merten (Daily Maverick) State-owned entities (SOEs) will no longer be viewed as s...
24 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Treasury puts brakes on nuclear spend »
Author: Jan-Jan Joubert (BDlive) National Treasury has put the brakes on nuclear spend in addressing the country's energ...
24 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Social grants to be increased by additional R11,5 billion »
Author: Babalo Ndenze (Times Live) While government spending in a number of areas is significantly down‚ social grants...
24 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS – Budget 2016 »
Author: SARS SARS has released the latest Budget Tax Guide for the 2017 year of assessment (1 March 2016 - 28 February 2...
24 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Budget 2016 wrap: Gordhan dishes out tough love for everyone »
Author: Thalia Holmes (Mail & Guardian) Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's budget focused on reining in government ex...
24 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Budget in a nutshell »
Author: Jaco Leuvennink (Fin24) Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s first comeback National Budget tabled on Wednesda...
24 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Taxes for South Africans »
Author: Lesiba Mothata (CNBCAfrica) Tax hikes is the main lever the Finance Ministry has used to respond to the challeng...
24 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax revolt may worsen if Gordhan targets PIT to fill gaps »
Author: Jaco Leuvennink (Fin24) When the government is looking for extra money, all signs point to personal income tax (...
24 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Chamber of Mines asks for ‘royalty relief’ »
Author: Allan Seccombe (BDlive) The Chamber of Mines, which claims to represent 90% of SA’s mining industry by value, wa...
24 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
10 reasons why the Budget Speech is important for your business »
Author: BusinessTech As the domestic economy continues to contract, Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan has tough decisions...
24 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
What’s holding back SA’s economy? »
Author: David Maynier (IOL) On February 11, President Jacob Zuma delivered his State of the Nation Address in Parliament...
24 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Businesses cling to Budget speech hope »
Author: Nicolette Dirk (IOL Cape Times) Businesses are waiting with bated breath on whether today’s Budget speech will p...
23 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
#BUDGET2016 - Is there room to pay more taxes? »
Author: Anthea Scholtz (Eyewitness News) All eyes will be on Parliament on 24 February 2016 when South Africa’s annual n...
23 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Budget a critical barometer of how South Africa can survive economic headwinds »
Author: Ajen Sita (How we made it in Africa) South Africa’s Budget 2016 is probably the most eagerly-awaited Budget in...
23 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Govt can encourage South Africans to pay tax on hidden offshore accounts »
Author: Ilze-Marie Meintjies (Eyewitness News) A tax expert said there are numerous ways government can encourage South...
23 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gordhan's budget looks to steer SA from junk rating »
Author: Rene Vollgraaff (Fin24) Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan faces a difficult challenge: restoring confidence in eco...
23 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
No more tax money for corrupt South African officials »
Author: BusinessTech The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) has called for tax freeze until government has addressed...
22 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gordhan: We have policy certainty »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (Moneyweb) Following postponement of compulsory annuitisation of new provident fund benefi...
22 February 2016   (1 Comment - view/add)
How South Africans fork out billions in ‘taxes’ collected by stealth »
Author: Robert Vivian (The Conversation) South Africa has an unaccounted for tax. By unaccounted I mean it is a tax whic...
22 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
No tax relief in sight for home buyers »
Author: Alistair Anderson (BDlive) Given the state of the economy and the pressure on the fiscus in terms of tax revenue...
22 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
All eyes on Gordhan’s crucial budget speech »
Author: Ntsakisi Maswanganyi (BDlive) Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan will take to the podium in Parliament on Wednesday...

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