Articles

19Sep 2019

Much has been publicised about the potential implementation of prescribed investments and resultant impact on investment returns. This policy was previously followed by the Nationalist Party but abolished in the late 1980’s. There is no clear policy on this, whilst key ANC leaders have mooted the possibility in the near future as a preferential route […]

19Sep 2019

Many may think that they are not old enough or wealthy enough to warrant doing any estate planning. However, if a person is over the age of eighteen, no matter how small their estate is, it is advisable to begin the process. Where an estate planner is “at” in life, will determine your strategic plan […]

19Sep 2019

Unlike conventional trusts, which are taxed at a flat rate of tax, a special trust is taxed on the same sliding scale applicable to natural persons. For tax purposes the following types of special trusts are recognised: Special Trust Type A: A trust created solely for the maintenance and care of a person with a […]

19Sep 2019

The Minister of Finance, Mr Tito Mboweni, is calling on members of the public to make comments on a paper titled: “Economic transformation, inclusive growth, and competitiveness: Towards an Economic Strategy for South Africa”. The paper, prepared by the National Treasury, is an attempt to translate the broad outcomes of inclusive growth, economic transformation, and […]

26Aug 2019

News channels throughout South Africa are bombarding us daily with negative news on the South African economy. While it is pretty much a global issue, our situation is compounded by the ravages of state capture and the abuse of taxpayer’s money. From a global perspective, South Africa is the 67th most competitive nation in the […]

26Aug 2019

Since the 1980’s there has been a global movement towards sustainability and sustainable development – as countries and governments have realised that economic development at the cost of destroying the planet’s natural resources and social equity does not lead to long-lasting prosperity. The sustainability movement is based on the premise that the development of these […]

26Aug 2019

The NHI Bill was recently promulgated amid a mixed reaction sentiment, positive and negative. While one can identify strongly with the rationale, affordability is paramount as is the management of such a fund. “National Health Insurance is a way of providing good healthcare for all by sharing the money available for healthcare among all our […]

29Jul 2019

Online stores are great friends to small businesses. They’re an excellent way to get started in retail without investing in bricks and mortar or staff. If you already have a physical store, an online presence can extend your reach beyond your local neighbourhood, while giving existing customers a more convenient way to shop. If you’ve […]

29Jul 2019

Did you receive an SMS from SARS showing your tax calculation? Here’s why you received it: SARS has access to many sources of information about taxpayers, including information already on the SARS system. Based on this information, SARS can make a tax calculation and arrive at an outcome before you even lift a finger. This […]

29Jul 2019

The cabinet has finally approved the National Health Insurance (NHI) bill for tabling in parliament, minister in the presidency for planning, monitoring and evaluation Jackson Mthembu announced last Thursday. He said in a briefing that in 2018, the cabinet had approved the bill for release for public consultation over a three-month period from June 2018 […]