The basic principle of VAT is that a vendor must account to the South African Revenue Service (SARS) for output tax on taxable supplies made after deducting any input tax incurred by him...
Graeme Palmer 9 Mar 2015
Minister of Higher Education and Communist Party chief Blade Nzimande is right to be concerned about hate speech and racism on the internet - but what is to be done about it?
Anton Harber 8 Jan 2015
As business environments improve, Africa's urbanisation and middle class are growing rapidly. Over the past decade, six out of the 10 fastest-growing economies worldwide were in sub-Saharan Africa.
Lucy Signorelli 3 Nov 2014
Consider again the extraordinary achievements of Thamsanqa Dyantyi, the world's worst sign-language interpreter.
Françoise Henderson 11 Apr 2014
My university and I were lambasted by a colleague for stooping so low as to engage in the Oscar Pistorius trial media frenzy...
Anton Harber 14 Mar 2014
Public Protector Thuli Madonsela released her report on the SABC yesterday. The report - 'When Governance and Ethics Fail' - paints a damning picture of abuse of power, mismanagement, waste and corruption, and outright dishonesty at the public broadcaster.
Rod Baker 18 Feb 2014
The Dangerous Weapons Act 15 of 2013 ("the Act") was signed into law by President Jacob Zuma in July last year and came into force earlier this month. The Act prohibits the carrying of dangerous weapons such as pangas, metal pipes, kieries, rocks and spears at public protests and strikes.
Nadia Mather 30 Jan 2014
NEWSWATCH: Police apparently fear that reporters with machine guns hidden in their cameras could pose a risk to Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir, reports Times Live, and Communications Minister Yunus Carrim says he has received the PP's report on the SABC, reports IOL.
Rod Baker 26 Nov 2013
NEWSWATCH: First they couldn't, now they can - the media that is... can cover Julius Malema's trial on multiple charges, reports news24. BDLive reports the owner of Goldfields newspaper is to testify against Media24, and Google and Microsoft have agreed to measures to block images of child abuse, reports the BBC.
Rod Baker 18 Nov 2013
NEWSWATCH: Mail & Guardian reports the South African Police Service has threatened Independent Newspapers because it wants the group to 'hand over material related to intercepted calls involving national police commissioner Riah Phiyega'. On the media front, Gill Moodie reports on Grubstreet that Caxtons is buying RamsayMedia.
Rod Baker 4 Nov 2013
This is a golden age for investigative reporting in South Africa. In the Muldergate era there were two enduring themes, apartheid itself and the Info Scandal.
Ed Herbst 1 Nov 2013