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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Millions to be wasted on President Zuma’s Nkandla homestead

The South African government is preparing to spend “millions” in taxpayers’ money on President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead, according to a report by the Sunday Times. The report stated that the Department of Public Works confirmed processes were underway to refurbish the property, repair “shoddy workmanship”, and address security concerns. “While the assessment is not […]
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How The Taxman Was Broken

From left: Sars commissioner Tom Moyane, deputy finance minister Sifiso Buthelezi and Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba. Picture: GCIS Officials from the SA Revenue Service (Sars) say they met President Jacob Zuma four times on different aspects of tax compliance involving his family. The first was when his son, Edward, was in the taxman’s cross hairs […]
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Leaked Letters Reveal ‘SARS Wars’ Showdown Between Gordhan And Moyane

Leaked letters between SARS head Tom Moyane and finance minister Pravin Gordhan reveal a complete breakdown in the relationship between the two finance heads. In one letter, leaked to and republished by the Mail & Guardian, Gordhan lambasted Moyane for approving his own salary increase for the 2015/16 financial year. In the letter to Moyane, […]
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New Tax Tables For 2017: This Is How Much You Will Pay

Following the announcement of new tax changes for the 2017/18 financial year by finance minister Pravin Gordhan, the country’s tax tables have been updated. One of the biggest changes announced by the finance minister is the introduction of a new tax bracket, aimed at the country’s wealthy. South Africans who earn more than R1.5 million […]
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Replacing South Africa’s finance minister, or his deputy, would carry a heavy cost

Many see the decision by South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) to send the disgraced former CEO of the power utility Eskom to parliament as the precursor to another attack on the National Treasury and to remove finance minister Pravin Gordhan. The decision to give Brian Molefe a seat in the country’s parliament has […]
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Paul O’Sullivan: Good News South Africa, Zupta State Capture Dominoes Starting To Fall

Forensic consultant Paul O’Sullivan, in his new partnership with AfriForum, has concluded a lengthy investigation into the way that President Jacob Zuma and his crony capitalist partners the Guptas “captured” South Africa’s criminal justice system. He also has some good news: the dominos are starting to fall and, O’Sullivan says, new brooms will sweep away […]
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