Business

February 28, 2017

Tax ombud to initiate investigations into issues affecting taxpayers

Amendments to the Tax Administration Act have given the Office of the Tax Ombudsman greater independence and, importantly, the ability to initiate an investigation into systemic issues affecting taxpayers.
February 28, 2017

How to grow Limpopo

The province offers many opportunities for entrepreneurs with great ideas, the IDC’s Kgampi Bapela tells Setumo Stone.
February 28, 2017

SA wine farmers feeling the pressure

Various challenges facing the South Africa’s wine industry are causing the wine farmer numbers to shrink.
February 28, 2017

Bus Rapid Transit bleeding cash

The Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems set up in major metros are making losses “significantly higher than anticipated”, this year’s Budget Review reveals.
February 27, 2017

VAT refunds will not affect collection figures says Treasury

An underestimation of VAT refunds is not expected to result in an additional tax revenue shortfall says Treasury.
February 27, 2017

Saving National Treasury

Over the past few days, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has been dogged by questions about his tenure. During the various press and public engagements, Gordhan, has consistently replied that he “serves at the pleasure of of the president”
February 27, 2017

Local wine thokozani’s success under the Ovation brand

Born and brought up in the tiny town of Pniel in the Western Cape, Denise Stubbs never imagined that she would one day be running a highly successful, black-owned wine and hospitality brand.
February 26, 2017

Land reform is ‘captured’

New study reveals major flaws in government’s redistribution programme
February 26, 2017

Gordhan, Moyane at war

President agrees to intervene as the tumultuous rift between the Sars commissioner and the finance minister comes to a head.
February 26, 2017

SA heads for financial armageddon

State finances face stormy times as the private sector braces itself for a possible switch in finance ministers amid spluttering tax collections, low growth, tax hikes and deep suspicion regarding the nuclear build.
February 26, 2017

Minister talks down black business lobby

During a heated exchange at the National Economic Development and Labour Council in Johannesburg on Friday, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan accused the Black Business Council of trying to “capture” National Treasury.
February 26, 2017

Personal income tax is the only option

Notwithstanding all the recent speculation around an increase in VAT, National Treasury steered away from politically sensitive taxes and mainly targeted personal income tax to meet the R28 billion tax shortfall for the 2017-18 tax year.
February 26, 2017

Agencies sound alarm over state guarantees

This week, ratings agencies reacted to the budget speech by raising concerns about the rising government guarantee exposure to public debt, the lack of substantial growth in the country and flagging tax revenue.
February 25, 2017

Look in the mirror

South Africa should “look in the mirror” rather than just blaming ratings agencies if the country gets downgraded
February 25, 2017

Behind the scenes: What you couldn't see on TV during Budget speech

As silence descended on the National Assembly, in the few moments before Gordhan began speaking, an imbongi in the public gallery, probably the same one who interrupted Zuma’s reply to the state of the nation debate, jumped up.
February 26, 2017

Winning women: Teasing the taste buds

Gauteng-based catering company By Word of Mouth has been teasing taste buds for nearly a quarter of a century, thanks to its dynamic founder and owner, Karen Short, writes Sue Grant-Marshell.
February 26, 2017

Tlakula sets the groundwork at new regulator

The walls are still bare. There is a desk, table and chairs, but there are no documents, files, stationery or boxes anywhere. But as soon as Pansy Tlakula walks into her office, things start to happen.
February 26, 2017

Friends & friction: Our young leaders must rise to the fore

It doesn’t matter whether you are on the left or right of the political spectrum, the world is experiencing a severe drought of leadership.
February 26, 2017

Labour view: Wage deal is a sellout to poverty

When labour federation Cosatu delayed signing the R20-an-hour minimum wage agreement, an editorial in a local newspaper said: “There was something ironic about this week’s signing by all the social partners – except Cosatu.
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