What is the ANC learning from the private sector

Within the past few days, former president Kgalema Motlanthe said it would be good if the ANC was voted out of office (good for the ANC, that is), the outspoken MP Makhosi Khoza resigned from Parliament and from the ANC, and the Bank of Baroda won a court case to allow it to stop being […]
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Moyane clings to existence of so-called ‘rogue unit’ despite KPMG confession

Sars commissioner Tom Moyane has insisted that there is evidence to support the notion of a so-called “rogue unit” in Sars, despite a blow from auditing firm KPMG which withdrew its findings on the unit. Moyane announced in a press briefing on Monday that the South African Revenue Service is now pursuing legal action against […]
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SARS feeds Guptas and ANC

A Parliamentary Question from the FF Plus regarding complaints received from the taxpayer (SARS) since the tax ombudsman came into existence indicates that everything is not well in SARS and that this service can become less and less trusted in dispute with Taxpayers themselves. Adv. Anton Alberts, the FF Plus parliamentary spokesman for finance, asked […]
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Current climate at SARS is one of fear and loathing

SARS spokesman Luther Lebelo went on Radio 702 on Friday to rubbish media reports and clear up perceptions over SARS and its Commissioner‚ Tom Moyane. Lebelo‚ who becomes increasingly agitated as the interview with Stephen Grootes progresses‚ was vehement in defending Moyane over a trip to Dubai in December 2015 and also speaks about the […]
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Expat Tax: Here’s How New Treasury Plan Could Impact Saffers Abroad

JOHANNESBURG — The days are looking numbered for foreign employment income tax exemption for South African citizens and residents. National Treasury controversially wants to scrap the exemption which was originally introduced to prevent double taxation of South African residents and citizens working outside the country for more than 183 days. Government is moving quickly on the law […]
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Sars loses bid to appeal ruling on Malema – another setback in legal battle against EFF leader

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) has suffered another setback in its legal battles against Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema. On Friday Judge Tati Makgoka dismissed the application by Sars for leave to appeal a 2016 judgment that partly favoured Malema. Sars wanted the High Court in Pretoria to rule that former judge Mabel […]
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Most Personal Income Tax Is Paid By only A Fraction Of South Africans

The deputy CEO of a South African non-governmental organisation recently tweeted that close to 80% of personal income tax is contributed by 1.7 million individuals. But, as with most things to do with tax, the truth is not that simple. The deputy CEO of AfriForum, a non-governmental organisation which seeks to protect “the rights of […]
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It is OK to abuse tax money as long as you beat a ‘deadline’ when a new law comes into effect

Public officials who abused taxpayers’ money to get themselves government tenders amounting to R48 million are legally off the hook. More than 200 state employees, who were reported to management for dodgy dealings, couldn’t be touched because a new law hadn’t come into effect yet. And government can’t do anything about it, according to Eugene […]
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SOUTH AFRICA SUPPLY LESOTHO OF FUEL: Look At Lesotho Petrol Prices

21 Apr 2017, South Africa: I can’t seem to figure this one out! As far as I know, Lesotho is getting their Fuel from South Africa. How is it possible for the Lesotho Government to sell fuel directly to consumers for almost R4 per litre cheaper than what we are paying in South Africa?   […]
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