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Government must do more to support small businesses
Government must do more to support small businesses

This year's budget from Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene showed some support for the country's SMEs by giving further tax relief to the smallest enterprises; yet it could have done more to help local businesses prosper.

27 Feb 2015 12:03

Necsa in row over CEO's suspension
Necsa in row over CEO's suspension

The Nuclear Energy Corporation of SA (Necsa) is the latest state-owned company to be hit by internal strife as the board and Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson engage in a tug of war over the suspension of CEO Phumzile Tshelane.

27 Feb 2015 11:59

Eishkom tops jobs poll
Eishkom tops jobs poll

Eskom might be leaving millions of South Africans in the dark through load-shedding, but that has not deterred engineering students from wanting to work there.

27 Feb 2015 11:55

[Budget 2015] Implementation will be the proverbial proof in the pudding
[Budget 2015] Implementation will be the proverbial proof in the pudding

The minister's repeated reference to the National Development Plan (NDP) in his budget speech provides some level of policy direction as it appears that the NDP, previously declared as the cornerstone of government policy, appears to have lost some traction in recent times...

27 Feb 2015 11:00

Budget 2015: in numbers
Budget 2015: in numbers

Finance minister Nhlanhla Nene's budget speech has received mixed reactions. While income tax is being raised for the first time in 20 years, small to medium sized businesses set to benefit by the doubling of the turnover tax threshold. (infographic)

27 Feb 2015 07:27

Transfer duty and the 2015 budget
Transfer duty and the 2015 budget

Commentary from David Warmback of Shepstone & Wylie on some interesting changes proposed to the transfer duty rates and brackets announced in the 2015 Budget Speech...

By David Warmback 26 Feb 2015 11:44

PwC tax comment on the 2015 Budget Review
PwC tax comment on the 2015 Budget Review

PwC has provided comment on Finance Minister Nene's 2015 Budget Review yesterday...

26 Feb 2015 11:36

Budget 2015: Read the fine print
Budget 2015: Read the fine print

Although Budget 2015 has delivered some good news for small business, the South African Institute for Professional Accountants (SAIPA) says it's not all good news, particularly for those who run their own consultancies. And, according to SAIPA tax expert Ettiene Retief, there's some bad news hiding in the annexures for companies that do business abroad.

26 Feb 2015 11:16

Government to revise toll tariffs
Government to revise toll tariffs

Government has noted concerns regarding the socio-economic impact of the e-toll tariffs and revised monthly ceilings will be proposed shortly, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene announced on Wednesday...

26 Feb 2015 11:05

37 companies apply to postpone time frame for air quality compliance
37 companies apply to postpone time frame for air quality compliance

The Department of Environmental Affairs has reached decisions regarding applications for postponement of time frames for compliance with the minimum emission standards in terms of section 21 of the National Environmental Management Air Quality Act 39 of 2004.

26 Feb 2015 08:14

South Africa's Budget 2015: the full text
South Africa's Budget 2015: the full text

Read the full text of South African Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's inaugural national Budget speech, the fifth in the country's democratic Parliament, delivered on 25 February 2015.

26 Feb 2015 07:59

How sustainable is SAA's Project Solaris?
How sustainable is SAA's Project Solaris?

South African Airways (SAA) currently imports 100% of its fossil-based jet fuel. That said, the national carrier is currently on a mission to become the most sustainable airline in the world by 2022.

By Sindy Peters 25 Feb 2015 13:00

Ali Baba and the forty spies
Ali Baba and the forty spies

South Africa's worst intelligence breach has exposed cover-ups of the theft of military blueprints, attempted secret nuclear deals and the operation of extremist groups in the country...

By Shaun Smillie and Graeme Hosken 25 Feb 2015 12:15