Marcus Botha

Head of Corporate Tax: Natural Resources

Corporate Tax Consulting | Global Tax Assurance and Risk Management



Marcus is a Director with BDO Tax Services (Pty) Ltd and the Head of Corporate Tax. He was previously the South African Leader of Tax Reporting & Strategy at PwC and Head of Tax Risk at Nedbank Ltd. He has extensive experience in tax policy and administration, tax strategy, tax management and control frameworks, and tax governance and enterprise risk management.

Marcus specialises in providing assurance to governing boards, audit committees, boards and management teams and he assisted various clients with the management and reporting of tax risk. His market leading work on the management of tax assisted numerous listed companies to engage with stakeholder groups, which includes: Governments, Revenue Authorities, Ministries of Finance, Regulators, the Media, Professional Bodies, and Civil Social Organisations. Marcus has over 17 years' experience in his field.

He has been actively involved in creating best practice on tax governance and integrated reporting for Africa, both in a consulting capacity and in commerce and industry. His main practice area is Financial Services, with a particular focus on banks and asset managers. In addition, he has worked extensively with clients in the Extractive, Construction and Telecommunications sectors.


  • BCom(Acc)
  • BCom(Hons)(Acc)
  • CTA
  • MCom(Tax)
  • Post Graduate Certificate (Mining Tax Law)
  • DCom Candidate (UJ)


Marcus is a guest lecturer at the University of Johannesburg and the University of Pretoria where he lectures on Tax Risk Management as part of the Tax Honours and Tax Masters programs. He is a frequent speaker and contributor to international conferences.