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TLAB looks at changing tax on unit trusts
TLAB looks at changing tax on unit trusts

Treasury appears to have taken a tough and inflexible stance in addressing the ongoing industry debate on the income tax treatment of disposal of assets within a collective investment scheme (CIS) - or unit trusts...

4 hours ago

Beware: cybercriminals are capitalising on Absa's brand refresh
Beware: cybercriminals are capitalising on Absa's brand refresh

In a phishing email sent to South Africans, criminals are trying to capitalise on Absa's brand refresh to scam unsuspecting users...

3 days ago

Push for economic transformation continues
Push for economic transformation continues

Government is pushing ahead in implementing the ring-fencing of certain economic sectors to achieve economic transformation, says Deputy President David Mabuza...

3 days ago

Reserve Bank Governor, Lesetja Kganyago
Repo rate unchanged at 6.5%

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has unanimously decided to keep the repurchase rate unchanged at 6.5% per annum...

19 Jul 2018

Strong China-SA ties opens up FDI, economic growth and job creation
Strong China-SA ties opens up FDI, economic growth and job creation

Investment is a core facilitator of economic growth. From the developed to the developing world, increases in investments have immediate knock-on effects for GDP growth and socio-economic development...

By Lyndsay van der Berg 19 Jul 2018

Cryptocurrency to power solar projects
Cryptocurrency to power solar projects

With more than one-billion people still living without electricity, which severely inhibits economic development and basic human rights including health, education, safety and security...

19 Jul 2018

RMB invests in Zambian copper mines
RMB invests in Zambian copper mines

Zambia is expected to produce more than one-million tonnes of copper this year, which bodes well for the economy, considering the mineral comprises around 60% of the country's total exports...

By Sandile Mbulawa 18 Jul 2018

Blockchain and property transactions: a more secure, transparent, efficient future?
Blockchain and property transactions: a more secure, transparent, efficient future?

With blockchain technology likely to impact most industries in the world today, Paul Stevens and Sean Martin take a look at...

18 Jul 2018

Tertius Troost, senior tax consultant, Mazars
How Sars may treat cryptocurrencies

The draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (TLAB) contains proposals made by Treasury on the tax treatment of cryptocurrencies...

By Tertius Troost 18 Jul 2018

Ettiene Retief, chairman of the national tax and Sars committee at SAIPA
Getting Sars back on track

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) seems to be pulling all the stops to get back on track and to collect taxes in an efficient and effective way...

17 Jul 2018

Treasury publishes draft tax laws bills
Treasury publishes draft tax laws bills

National Treasury has published the draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill, (TLAB) and draft Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill (TALAB) for public comment...

17 Jul 2018

Protection of Investment Act may deter foreign investment
Protection of Investment Act may deter foreign investment

The Protection of Investment Act of 2015, which was activated by a notice published in the Government Gazette, on Friday 13 July, has been criticised nationally and internationally...

16 Jul 2018

AfricaCom.
AfricaCom 2018 launches conference, expos

Shaping Africa's digital future - AfricaCom launches free headliner conference tracks with worldclass speaker lineup...

16 Jul 2018

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Saudi Arabia gives SA energy sector $10bn boost

A $10bn investment pledge into the country's energy sector by Saudi Arabia is set to enhance energy security, create capacity and reduce the cost of energy in South Africa...

16 Jul 2018

What's the use of marketing research? A cynic's answer: Ask Absa!
What's the use of marketing research? A cynic's answer: Ask Absa!

Last week there was great fanfare about Absa's repositioning and rebranding. This seemed like a good time to illustrate the power of predictive measurement...

By mike broom 13 Jul 2018

Property constitutes 78% of all fixed capital stock in SA - study
Property constitutes 78% of all fixed capital stock in SA - study

The Property Sector Charter Council recently released the results its latest study, highlighting the contribution of the property sector to the South African economy...

13 Jul 2018

Soria Hay, head of corporate finance at Bravura
Mining Charter needs to be rebooted

Controversy and delays around the third Mining Charter continue to deter investment, and the stakeholders need to go back to the drawing board because a one-month extension for token consultation is not going to help...

13 Jul 2018

Bonang Mohale, CEO: Business Leadership South Africa
Viceroy, fake news and the phenomenon of short selling

A new study looks at the growing phenomenon of short selling in South Africa in the wake of the dubious Viceroy reports on some of the country's companies - including Steinhoff and Capitec - that shook investor confidence.

13 Jul 2018

Jean du Toit, attorney at Tax Consulting SA
Criminal prosecution: Just another reason to pay your tax

The country's tax base have reason to be a tad nervous, now that Sars has embarked on an initiative to criminally prosecute taxpayers who fail to submit their returns...

By Jean du Toit 12 Jul 2018

M&A declined this year, but it's not all bad news
M&A declined this year, but it's not all bad news

Merger & acquisition (M&A) transactions in South Africa declined in terms of both the volume and value of domestic and cross-border deals in the first half of this year...

12 Jul 2018

Photo: Eskom
Eskom is the biggest single risk to South Africa's economy

Eskom came dangerously close to having its bonds suspended by the JSE and to defaulting on debt and other obligations...

By Ian Matthews 12 Jul 2018

Jeddah ©Rahul Dsilva
SA on investment drive in Middle East

President Cyril Ramaphosa, who has concluded his working visit to Nigeria, will continue with his three-nation visit which has now taken him to Saudi Arabia.

12 Jul 2018

#MobileCommerce: Understanding payment trends to ensure customers get what they want
#MobileCommerce: Understanding payment trends to ensure customers get what they want

Startup companies are faced with a number of challenges before they even begin trading. Market research and designing an excellent customer journey are important, but ensuring your customer has a payment option...

By Brendon Williamson 12 Jul 2018

Kalane Rampai, director at PwC
When compliance doesn't come naturally

Embedding compliance into business solutions as more than a tick-the-box, rule based process at the end of any transaction or activity requires a change in mindset at C-suite level...

11 Jul 2018

L-R: A2X CEO Kevin Brady and Norbert Sasse, group CEO of Growthpoint Properties
Growthpoint to list on A2X stock exchange

Growthpoint Properties will on 18 July list on A2X Markets...

11 Jul 2018

Absa embraces Africa with new brand
Absa embraces Africa with new brand

Reclaiming its African roots, the Absa Group, formerly Barclays Africa, has started trading on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange with a new share code (ABG) and a new corporate identity...

11 Jul 2018

Ndavhe Mareda, Makole Group chairman
Mining Charter will create policy certainty and real black empowerment

The South African economy's stubborn lack of growth shows that we have still not recovered fully from the 2008 economic crisis...

By Ndavhe Mareda 10 Jul 2018

How an effective risk culture creates good governance
How an effective risk culture creates good governance

Taking risks is part of doing business, but the recent spate of corporate failures illustrates the need to institutionalise an effective risk culture (RC)...

By Thabile Nyaba 10 Jul 2018

Do you understand Sars' tax understatement penalty behaviours?
Do you understand Sars' tax understatement penalty behaviours?

On 1 October 2012 the understatement penalty regime was introduced to replace the additional tax regime...

By Esther Geldenhuys 9 Jul 2018

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