• Conflict over water, coal

    SA's leaders have upped their support of the water-intensive coal industry, says Keith Schneider.

  • Cost of doing business

    The world can't afford the $4.7trn a year in environmental costs of business, says Mandi Smallhorne.

  • Voter paralysis

    With so much tilting voters against change, democratic reason is the loser, says Solly Moeng.

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Calculate minute-by-minute what you pay government

Mar 22 2016 09:42

Data gathering company Code4SA has developed a new tax tool for South Africans that calculates minute-by-minute the time spent contributing to government services.


How South Africans fork out billions in ‘taxes’ collected by stealth

Feb 22 2016 12:52

Billions are garnered via unaccounted tax, making the tax burden on the public considerably higher than appears from official government figures, says an academic.


Tax 'capitulation' shows ANC serves self first - DA

Feb 18 2016 14:02

At a time when South Africa needs policy certainty, the ANC has put its interests ahead of the country by postponing the tax law changes, says the DA.


E-toll hike the straw that breaks consumers' backs - DA

Feb 18 2016 14:02

Sanral's decision to increase e-tolls in March will be the last straw to break consumers' backs if government does not take immediate action to prevent it, the DA said


Tax act delay will hit consumers long-term - expert

Feb 18 2016 14:42

The delay in implementing new tax laws panders to short-term use of provident fund savings to the detriment of long-term retirement needs, warns an expert.


Tax law delay first step to ultimate worker victory - Cosatu

Feb 18 2016 15:07

Government’s postponement of the implementation of the Tax Laws Amendment Act is the first step towards a final victory for workers, says trade federation Cosatu.


Reforms could increase interest in tax free savings

Feb 01 2016 17:53

An expert expects tax law changes to lead to an upsurge of interest in retirement annuities, pension funds, provident funds and tax free savings accounts.


INFOGRAPHIC: 20 facts to de-mystify tax laws

Feb 05 2016 07:47

Several sectors, notably unionised labour, have come out strongly against the new Taxation Laws Amendment Act, yet many of the changes need to be de-mystified.


Gordhan halts Sars plans to 'assess situation'

Jan 07 2016 11:07

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has instructed Sars to halt its extensive restructuring plans so that he can make a full assessment of the situation.


Couple in court over alleged R51m VAT scam

Dec 22 2015 15:32

Businesses scamming Sars have been sent a warning, after two people appeared in court for allegedly defrauding the national fiscus of about R51m.

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