Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

#Budget2018: Public Procurement Bill to give women and youth in business a leg up
#Budget2018: Public Procurement Bill to give women and youth in business a leg up

The long-awaited Public Procurement Bill will be submitted to Cabinet in March, paving the way for black-, youth- and women-owned businesses to get larger stakes in state procurement, which runs into billions of rand...

By Khulekani Magubane 22 Feb 2018

#Budget2018: Nuclear deal proves a damp squib, while renewables reignite
#Budget2018: Nuclear deal proves a damp squib, while renewables reignite

In a media briefing prior to his Budget Speech, Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba, confirmed that the nuclear deal is off the table for now because the country simply cannot afford it...

22 Feb 2018

#Budget2018: Five things you'll pay more for in 2018
#Budget2018: Five things you'll pay more for in 2018

Budget 2018 is an austerity budget. In a nutshell, the country has been spending more than it earns so we have to tighten our belt, and pay a bit more in tax...

22 Feb 2018

Ben Bierman, MD of Business Partners Limited
#Budget2018: Speech reinforces support for small businesses

There was a consistent theme of SME support in both the recent State of the Nation Address and the National Budget Speech...

22 Feb 2018

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#Budget2018: Struggling wine industry disappointed in excise duty increases

With the wine industry supporting approximately 290,000 jobs, the fact that the average wine grape producer does not function at sustainable profit margins and more than a third operate at a loss is great cause for concern...

22 Feb 2018

#Budget2018: Tax bites the rich, but not as badly as predicted
#Budget2018: Tax bites the rich, but not as badly as predicted

All the predictions ahead of the Budget Speech were far worse than what actually transpired, including the impact on wealthier South Africans, which wasn't as severe as it could have been...

22 Feb 2018

#Budget2018: Medical aid credits stay, but NHI funding model still unclear
#Budget2018: Medical aid credits stay, but NHI funding model still unclear

The approximately eight-million people in South Africa who rely on medical tax credits to subsidise the cost of existing medical aid schemes can breathe a sigh of relief...

By Lebo Motsumi 22 Feb 2018

#Budget2018: Drought-ravaged provinces could get up to R6bn in relief
#Budget2018: Drought-ravaged provinces could get up to R6bn in relief

Relief for SA's drought-ridden regions amounting to R6bn was among the proposals announced by finance minister Malusi Gigaba when he delivered the Budget Speech on Wednesday, 21 February...

By Khulekani Magubane 22 Feb 2018

#Budget2018: Rising tax burden on shrinking base worrying for economy, property
#Budget2018: Rising tax burden on shrinking base worrying for economy, property

It was always going to be a tough budget given that finance minister Malusi Gigaba already signalled during his mini-budget late last year that there was a significant fiscal deficit that needed to be funded...

By Samuel Seeff 22 Feb 2018

#Budget2018: Sturdy budget promises firm roots for green shoots
#Budget2018: Sturdy budget promises firm roots for green shoots

According to Berry Everitt, CEO of the Chas Everitt International property group, Wednesday's Budget Speech contained some very hopeful elements for SA's property sector...

22 Feb 2018

#Budget2018: Tough budget positive for property market in medium to long term
#Budget2018: Tough budget positive for property market in medium to long term

The Budget Speech is likely to prove positive for the property market in the medium to long term, says Gerhard Kotzé, MD of the RealNet...

22 Feb 2018

R57bn for free tertiary education
R57bn for free tertiary education

Government has been forced to hold back on some of its capital projects and reduce spending on goods and services in order to find R57-billion to fund free tertiary education...

By Thabo Mokone 21 Feb 2018

Bonang Mohole, CEO: BLSA
#Budget2018: Start by trimming the fat, BLSA says

South Africas need to build on the momentum in the country right now by delivering a budget that supports the ambitious but achievable plans announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his Sona last week.

21 Feb 2018

#Budget2018: The taxing questions facing Gigaba
#Budget2018: The taxing questions facing Gigaba

Today the spotlight will fall on the minister of finance, Malusi Gigaba when he delivers the 2018 Annual Budget Speech...

21 Feb 2018

Kyle Mandy, tax policy leader for PwC South Africa
#Budget2018: The good news is that the bad news is unlikely to get worse

Despite growth picking up and a prediction that the medium-term budget policy statement (MTBPS) forecast will be revised downwards by nearly R70bn, the country still faces some serious fiscal issues...

By Danette Breitenbach 21 Feb 2018

Rob Cooper, director of legislation at Sage
#Budget2018: Will the minister do away with the medical aid tax credit?

One of the big questions the finance minister faces this year is whether to do away with the modest tax credit taxpayers receive for their medical aid payments...

20 Feb 2018

#Budget2018: Efficient use of public funds essential to optimise SA's agricultural output
#Budget2018: Efficient use of public funds essential to optimise SA's agricultural output

Budget speech should address some of the sector's challenges to ensure food security...

By Wessel Lemmer 20 Feb 2018

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#MTBPS2017: Concerns around Regulation of Agricultural Land Holdings Bill

Gigaba mentions several measures to boost confidence and support growth. However, Agri SA is concerned that the Regulation of Agricultural Land Holdings Bill is cited as one of these measures...

26 Oct 2017

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#MTBPS2017: Mini budget's sobering economic outlook points to period of prudence for property market

The key messages to take out of Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba's maiden mini budget presentation to parliament all point to a period of prudence for the property market...

By Samuel Seeff 26 Oct 2017

Gigaba's Carbon Tax mention proves SA's commitment to fighting climate change
Gigaba's Carbon Tax mention proves SA's commitment to fighting climate change

South African Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba, in his mid-term budget speech, announced the Cabinet's approval of the release of the proposed Carbon Tax Bill to Parliament...

Issued by Climate Neutral Group 26 Oct 2017

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#MTBPS2017: Little to instil agribusiness confidence, allay fears around policy uncertainty

There was little in the MTBPS to instil business confidence and indicate a growth strategy while no substantial revenue measures were indicated...

26 Oct 2017

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#MTBPS2017: NHI fund plan on hold till Treasury gets more input

The Treasury has delayed plans for the NHI fund, pending advice on the feasibility of adjusting the medical tax credits to finance it....

By Tamar Kahn 26 Oct 2017

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#MTBPS2017: SOEs continue to drain state coffers

The spectre of state capture, mismanagement and poor governance of key SOEs remain the Achilles heel of South Africa's public finances...

26 Oct 2017

Ian Matthews, head of business development, Bravura
#MTBPS2017: Low tax compliance shows distrust in govt

The rising public concerns about corruption, wastage of public funds and inefficiencies in service delivery are clearly affecting the willingness of South Africans to comply and pay their taxes...

26 Oct 2017

Known as the "Weekend Special", Des van Rooyen held the post of finance minister for all of four days. He is seen here with President Jacob Zuma. Source: Municipal Focus
Will Big Business step up to the plate to push growth?

The country's private sector doesn't usually flex its muscles when it comes to political matters, although it certainly showed its influence following the appointment of Des van Rooyen as finance minister...

By Danette Breitenbach 1 Mar 2017

Top business sites in South Africa - January 2017
Top business sites in South Africa - January 2017

South African Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan delivered the South African National Budget Speech for 2017 this week. This event attracts plenty of press and advertiser involvement annually, so here are the top business sites in South Africa for last month...

1 Mar 2017

#Budget2017: Did he do enough?
#Budget2017: Did he do enough?

Despite facing dual political and economic pressures, the minister had a job to do, and he seemingly did that well...

By Marc Sevitz 23 Feb 2017

#Budget2017: Levelheaded speech despite political runctions
#Budget2017: Levelheaded speech despite political runctions

This year's budget speech comes amid heightened political tensions, which appear to have a direct impact on the future of Treasury, and ultimately Gordhan himself...

By Tandisizwe Mahlutshana 23 Feb 2017

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