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  • Cape Town rental property market presenting a mixed bag of tricks
    While the recent PayProp State of the Rental Industry Survey found that the key challenges agents currently face are a shrinking viable tenant pool, lower tenant affordability and high arrears, the Cape Town market continues to march to its own drum according to Lorraine-Marie Dellbridge, rental manager for Lew Geffen Sotheby's International Realty in Cape Town's Southern Suburbs, False Bay and Noordhoek.
  • RIP to former Spur chief Pierre Van Tonder
    Pierre Van Tonder, Spur Corporation's former CEO, died in a Cape Town hospital at the age of 62 on Sunday evening, 9 May.
  • Kaya 959 appoints Sibongile Mtyali as its new managing director
    The Kaya 959 board of directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Sibongile Mtyali as the new Kaya 959 managing director effective 1 June 2021. Mtyali replaces former managing director who stepped down from his position in December 2020. Issued by KAYA 959
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Samsung device is a telephone, not a machine - tariff ruling

The Pretoria High Court recently had to decide whether the Samsung Galaxy S7 should be classified under the "machine" tariff or remain under its "telephone" tariff determination...

By Keketso Kgomosotho, overseen by Virusha Subban 23 Apr 2021

Fixing SA's tax challenges the Al Capone way

Judge Dennis Davis believes that an Al Capone strategy should be applied to nab those who are not paying their fair share of tax...

13 Apr 2021

MTI Ponzi scheme highlights need for crypto regulation

Mirror Trading International (MTI) has been unmasked as what was been termed as the world's largest cryptocurrency Ponzi scam...

By Wiehann Olivier 13 Apr 2021

New research shows South Africa's levy on sugar-sweetened drinks is having an impact

Three years ago South Africa introduced Africa's first major tax on sugar-sweetened beverages based on grams of sugar. The tax now stands at about 11% of the price per litre...

By Karen Hofman 12 Apr 2021

2 vital tools for carbon tax compliance

While businesses only need to calculate their liability and submit their carbon tax return once a year, compliance with the Carbon Tax Act itself is not a once-off accomplishment, nor is it as difficult to achieve as some organisations think...

By Eckart Zollner 7 Apr 2021

Up Money fined R1 million for conducting pyramid scheme

The National Consumer Tribunal (NCT) has fined Up Money (PTY) Ltd an administrative fine of R1 million for conducting a pyramid scheme and contravening Section 43 (2) of the Consumer Protection Act (CPA)...

31 Mar 2021

Driving a Ferrari but earning under R34,000 per month

Judge Dennis Davis revealed that there are South Africans that own Ferraris with salaries below R34,000 per month...

29 Mar 2021

Countdown for compliance with PoPIA

With less than 100 days for public and private bodies to be compliant with the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA)...

25 Mar 2021

Proposed changes to the Distillate Fuel Refund System

The proposed draft amendments to the diesel refund scheme, which were released recently, has offered some clarity on certain aspects of the scheme...

By Rudi Katzke and Kagiso Nonyane 17 Mar 2021

Why you need to consider PoPI during M&A deals

If you're considering an M&A deal currently or in the future, PoPI should definitely be at top of the list in terms of due diligence and integration...

By Louella Tindale 16 Mar 2021

Withdrawing retirement funds on emigration: The impact of the Taxation Laws Amendment Act

As currently worded, the definitions of pension preservation fund, provident preservation fund and retirement annuity fund in section 1 of the Income Tax Act, 1962, make provision for a payment of lump sum benefits...

By Lize de la Harpe 3 Mar 2021

Clarifying the three-year rule for retirement benefits on emigration

The announced changes to accessing retirement benefits (pension preservation funds, provident preservation funds and retirement annuity funds) on emigration is causing much confusion in the marketplace...

1 Mar 2021

South Africa finally on board the corporate rates reduction train

For over a decade, the South African corporate tax rate has remained unchanged at 28%. This was so even in the face of a global trend which saw many countries reduce corporate tax rates...

26 Feb 2021

3 ways the Budget Speech impacts healthcare in SA

From a healthcare perspective, this year's Budget Speech is significant in three key ways...

By Ahmed Banderker 25 Feb 2021




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