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ARE HIGHER TAXES ON THE CARDS?

ARE HIGHER TAXES ON THE CARDS?

Given the commitment to fiscal consolidation, tax increases of R40bn will be necessary over the next four fiscal years. Taxes are set to increase by R5bn in 2021/2022, R10bn in 2022/23 and R15bn in 2024/2025. The most effective taxes to increase would be personal...

THE MTBPS IN A NUTSHELL

THE MTBPS IN A NUTSHELL

Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni’s postponed 2020 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) confirmed expectations that the mini-budget would skirt structural reforms to both bolster economic growth and create jobs. Below are 10 take-aways from yesterday’s speech: *...

Court rules life partners are spouses for intestate succession

Court rules life partners are spouses for intestate succession

Bwanya v Master of the High Court, Cape Town and Others [2020] ZAWCHC 111 The applicant (B) and R met in February 2014 and they started living together in his house in June 2014.  The undisputed evidence before the court was that R treated B as his wife.  To friends,...

Market Movements

Market Movements

It has been a volatile week on the global markets, due particularly to Tech stock taking quite a knock and vaccine trials having stumbled a bit.

Now workplaces take charge ….

Now workplaces take charge ….

  The government appears to have switched from control to collaboration in managing the latest phase (level three) of the Covid-19 lockdown. Whereas previous lockdown levels involved the micromanagement of what citizens could and could not do,the government...

What to expect during level 3!

What to expect during level 3!

Our Office operational arrangements for the month of June 2020..... We have, during the entire Lockdown period thus far, been lucky to have been able to operate remotely at full complement, and more recently, during Level 4, have had rotating teams operating from our...

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