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Considering the various legislative changes to Trusts over the past year, a lot of speculation has emerged on the future of Trusts as an estate planning tool.
Base erosion and profit shifting concerns are high on politicians’ agendas to protect each country’s tax base, especially with the globalisation of business activity. South Africa is no different.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...