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21 February 2018

The 2018 Budget Speech delivered by Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba on 21 February 2018 confirmed South Africa’s commitment to ending tax avoidance and its impact on economies and societies worldwide.

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21 February 2018

The Minister of Finance in the budget speech announced an increase in the VAT rate to 15%. The much anticipated increase is the first increase in the VAT rate since 1993. The VAT rate will increase with effect 1 April 2018. The provisions of the VAT Act relating to the application of an increase...

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21 February 2018

Minister Gigaba today delivered his first budget speech for the 2018/19 fiscal year. The budget follows the December 2017 election of Cyril Ramaphosa as ANC president, and more recently his election as the fourth President of the democratic South Africa. 

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16 February 2018

The South African mining industry is in danger of becoming paralysed by litigation and adversarial relationships that hinder our country’s ability to benefit from our resources. There is a need for a fresh approach to find pragmatic solutions and unlock the sector’s potential.

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12 February 2018

The Davis Tax Committee issued its second and final report on Hard-Rock Mining in late 2016, which has generated much debate in the industry. The report is advisory in nature, and was submitted to the Finance Minister for consideration during the law-making process.

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25 January 2018

Regulatory risk has been a feature of mining for many years, and LOM models have developed country risk factors that affect the discount rates applied in the valuation models used for such purposes. This process of assessing country risk has been undertaken on a country-by-country basis and is...

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27 November 2017

A Christmas bonus is often the first perk to go in a struggling economy but there are ways to squeeze more out of your salary to lessen the blow.

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23 November 2017

The Budget Speech in South Africa has become a pinnacle event on the business, individual and political calendars of all. One percentage increase or comma added has a knock-on effect to those at the top and bottom of the scale.

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22 November 2017

Buying a family home is an age old way of generating wealth creation, however the foundation to wealth creation comes from making rational money decisions and buying such a home can easily be influenced by emotional bias.

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