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Property investment - here are some possible tax implications to note
Property investment - here are some possible tax implications to noteArticle

According to Pearl Scheltema, CEO of Fitzanne Estates, while taxes and property go hand in hand, there are fortunately some very real benefits to be had if you...

29 Apr 2021

Residential property remains a sound option for investment
Residential property remains a sound option for investmentArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown has prompted many people to reassess their priorities and make changes and life choices that reflect a more balanced and...

Dr Andrew Golding 28 Apr 2021

An offshore endowment may just be the 'safe choice' local investors seek
An offshore endowment may just be the 'safe choice' local investors seekArticle

This year's National Budget Speech, delivered in February by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni, has been keeping analysts busy as they unpack the details of the country's economic plans...

Issued by Discovery Invest 15 Mar 2021

Positive budget welcome news for homeowners and consumers
Positive budget welcome news for homeowners and consumersArticle

Finance minister Tito Mboweni presented a "positive budget" under challenging circumstances, perhaps the most challenging over the last 27 years...

Samuel Seeff 24 Feb 2021

Patricia Williams, tax partner: Bowmans, and member of the South African Tax Administration Act committee
#Budget2021: Easy wins and pitfallsArticle

In the 2020 budget tax proposals, it was stated that "substantial tax increases are unlikely to be effective... New tax increases at this time could harm the economy's ability to recover"...

Patricia Williams 10 Feb 2021

Andrew Friedman, head of sales, Anuva Investments
5 aspects of 12J investments you may be myth-ingArticle

"Too good to be true" is an adage that typically services you well when it comes to your money, especially in a world full of myths and conspiracy theories, Ponzi deals, pyramid schemes and promises of the Next Big Thing...

Andrew Friedman 9 Feb 2021

Pros and cons of buying property as a company, through a trust, or privately
Pros and cons of buying property as a company, through a trust, or privatelyArticle

Adrian Goslett, regional director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, elaborates on each kind of ownership type and their pros and cons...

22 Oct 2020

Relaxation of loop structures - but at what tax cost?
Relaxation of loop structures - but at what tax cost?Article

The envisaged future relaxation of the prohibition on loop structures will be accompanied by amended tax laws, but current proposals are likely to result in more tax on certain structures...

Nola Brown, Anne Bennett & Cor Kraamwinkel 23 Sep 2020

Despite rising use of tech during lockdown, property sees minimal disruption
Despite rising use of tech during lockdown, property sees minimal disruptionArticle

The estate agent versus proptech disruption debate was recently explored during a Let's Talk Property webinar hosted by Real Estate Investor and eLan Property Group...

24 Aug 2020

Is wealth tax just a plaster for an ailing economy?
Is wealth tax just a plaster for an ailing economy?Article

The state of the South African economy and the shortfall in tax collection has raised the debate once more of whether affluent South Africans should be contributing more to the country's coffers through wealth tax.

Samantha Lance 22 Jul 2020

Richard Neal, MD, Sovereign Trust
SA businesses look offshore to ease Covid-19 painArticle

The Covid-19 lockdown left a trail of devastation across entire industries - but it has also forced many South African businesses to look for new approaches and markets...

Richard Neal 21 Jul 2020

Costs to consider when selling your property
Costs to consider when selling your propertyArticle

When it comes time to sell, property owners are often caught off-guard by the expenses that come with selling property...

21 Jul 2020

Income Tax Act: Clarity on distribution of unlisted shares
Income Tax Act: Clarity on distribution of unlisted sharesArticle

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) recently released Binding General Ruling 54 (BGR 54), which deals with the unbundling of unlisted shares and the impact on non-qualifying shareholders...

Denny Da Silva 29 Jun 2020

South Africa: Some hope for REITs
South Africa: Some hope for REITsArticle

It is well appreciated that the economy as whole has been hard hit by the lockdown measures introduced to mitigate the spread of Covid-19. Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) have not been immune to this and many are facing a significant uphill battle when it comes to maintaining cash flows...

Denny Da Silva 1 Jun 2020

Surviving Covid-19 - Can I use my commercial property to unlock value?
Surviving Covid-19 - Can I use my commercial property to unlock value?Article

In good times, many businesses choose to own their own property and rent to themselves. However, in more economically stressful times, there is a significant opportunity for these individuals to release this equity...

Andrew Jefferson 28 May 2020

Is life insurance taxed?
Is life insurance taxed?Article

If a loved one passes away and you receive a payment from their life insurance policy, do you have to pay tax on the amount?..

Issued by MiWayLife 16 Apr 2020

Vickie Lange, head: best practice, Alexander Forbes
Protecting your retirement savings in a pandemicArticle

Many investors from around the world, including South Africans, are becoming increasingly concerned about the impact of Covid-19 on what may be their biggest investment - their retirement savings...

Vickie Lange 8 Apr 2020

Knight Frank launches 2020 Wealth Report revealing PIRI 100
Knight Frank launches 2020 Wealth Report revealing PIRI 100Article

Knight Frank has released its 2020 Wealth Report revealing the results of its Prime International Residential Index (PIRI 100)...

5 Mar 2020

#Budget2020 highlights...
#Budget2020 highlights...Article

"Ex Africa Semper aliquid novi," winning requires hard work, focus, time, patience and resilience. Finance Minister Tito Mboweni delivered his National Budget Speech on 26 February 2020, leaving South African taxpayers pleased by the implementation of tax relief on personal income tax, but disappointing those who indulge in alcoholic beverages and heated tobacco products...

Virusha Subban, Jana Botha, and Prenisha Govender 27 Feb 2020

#Budget2020: Transfer duty, personal tax relief welcome news for property market
#Budget2020: Transfer duty, personal tax relief welcome news for property marketArticle

The 2020 Budget Speech presented by minister of finance Tito Mboweni is broadly welcomed, in particular the raising of the transfer duty threshold to R1m...

Samuel Seeff 27 Feb 2020

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How should I tax thee? Let me count the waysArticle

If Finance Minister Tito Mboweni announces significant changes to individual taxes during his Budget Speech on 26 February it could have wide-ranging implications for South Africa's heavily burdened tax base...

Errol Meyer 24 Feb 2020

Budget 2020: Stalling property market needs economic relief
Budget 2020: Stalling property market needs economic reliefArticle

The stalling property market is in dire need of economic relief. The 2016-2018 transfer duty and capital gains tax (CGT) hikes were never going to result in higher government revenue...

Samuel Seeff 24 Feb 2020

Arthur Kamp, economist, Sanlam Investments
South Africa's choices amidst fiscal consolidation failureArticle

South Africa took a wrong turn at its fiscal crossroads a number of years ago, and the road taken has led us to chronic budget shortfalls and a growing debt burden...

Arthur Kamp 24 Feb 2020

The best way to show yourself some love this February
The best way to show yourself some love this FebruaryArticle

With February being the month of love (and the end of tax season), it's the best time to show yourself (and your hard-earned money) some proper appreciation...

Issued by Coronation 21 Feb 2020

Mike van der Westhuizen, portfolio manager, Citadel
#BizFinFocus: SA needs a hardcore BudgetArticle

A strong Budget will come down to simple action and hard choices taken now for the long-term benefit of the country...

17 Feb 2020

Patricia Williams, tax partner at Bowmans and Saica Income Tax Act committee member
#BizFinFocus: More taxes needed, but there's little wiggle roomArticle

The minister of finance, National Treasury and the South African Revenue Services (Sars) are facing a challenging tax revenue environment...

Patricia Williams 10 Feb 2020

#BestofBiz 2019: Property
#BestofBiz 2019: PropertyArticle

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content...

13 Dec 2019

Dino Zuccollo, fund manager at Westbrooke Alternative Asset Management
Treasury to cap S12J tax incentiveArticle

If National Treasury retains the changes on S12J investments, individuals and trusts will now only be allowed to invest R2.5m per annum and corporate investments will be capped at R5m per annum...

25 Nov 2019

Capital Gains Tax explained
Capital Gains Tax explainedArticle

It is not uncommon to misunderstand how CGT is determined and applied when it comes to the sale of your home or investment property...

Private Property, Issued by Private Property South Africa 14 Nov 2019

Tax and forex in Africa: A property investor's perspective
Tax and forex in Africa: A property investor's perspectiveArticle

A combination of political volatility, regulatory uncertainty and economic stagnation has seen South Africa understandably falling out of favour with local and global property investors of late. However, much of the rest of Africa remains a relatively attractive investment proposition...

Gerhard Zeelie 8 Nov 2019

Is property co-ownership the answer when times are tough?
Is property co-ownership the answer when times are tough?Article

Co-ownership is becoming increasingly common in South Africa as it is a great way for multiple people to invest in property...

1 Nov 2019

Lessons learned from Bay Area real estate market developers
Lessons learned from Bay Area real estate market developersArticle

The property market in the greater San Francisco metropolis is such that limited supply and heavily overpriced real estate serves as a strong deterrent to homeownership...

Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 24 Oct 2019

Why it's crucial to have a will if you own property
Why it's crucial to have a will if you own propertyArticle

Having a will drafted is one of those burdensome administrative tasks that is easy to put off...

17 Sep 2019

Now is the time to leverage your equity to build a property portfolio
Now is the time to leverage your equity to build a property portfolioArticle

Having weathered nearly two full years of slow growth, it's understandable that investors may be wary of expanding their property portfolios at present. When examined as part of the typical 10-year property cycle, however, current market conditions may not be as dire as they appear...

9 Sep 2019

Buying property at home still a good option for SA expats
Buying property at home still a good option for SA expatsArticle

South African property is still a good investment opportunity for expatriates who intend coming home...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 16 Jul 2019

From beaches to business: The evolution of Mauritius
From beaches to business: The evolution of MauritiusArticle

Mention Mauritius and most South Africans will think of its pristine beaches and luxury resorts, but this small country is becoming a big business player not only in Africa but on a global scale...

David Seinker 3 Jun 2019

Property investment: How to make your tax returns work in your favour
Property investment: How to make your tax returns work in your favourArticle

Through wise investment and managed expenditure, property investors can reduce the amount of money owed to the South African Revenue Service (SARS), explains Craig Hutchison, CEO of Engel & Völkers Southern Africa...

3 Apr 2019

Updated titles provide useful start for 2019 financial planning decisions
Updated titles provide useful start for 2019 financial planning decisionsArticle

The new year brings new opportunities for success, but sound financial decisions require a big picture view and understanding of the South African financial planning and regulatory environment...

Issued by LexisNexis 1 Apr 2019

Budget 2019: What it means for the property industry
Budget 2019: What it means for the property industryArticle

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni made his debut National Budget speech in Parliament. Here's what the property experts say about what this means for real estate, South Africa and you...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 28 Feb 2019

#BudgetSpeech2019, a budget for the future
#BudgetSpeech2019, a budget for the futureArticle

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's National Budget Speech was predictably conservative - as one might expect within an election year...

Adrian Goslett 22 Feb 2019

#BudgetSpeech2019: What it means for the real estate sector
#BudgetSpeech2019: What it means for the real estate sectorArticle

Calling for sowing seeds of renewal and growth, finance minister Tito Mboweni noted with great emphasis during his maiden Budget Speech the need for pruning and plucking at the rot that has attacked the country's green shoots...

Mike Greeff 21 Feb 2019

#BudgetSpeech2019: Budget measured, but time to get the house in order
#BudgetSpeech2019: Budget measured, but time to get the house in orderArticle

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's maiden budget was always going to be tough given the extent of the economic challenges...

Samuel Seeff 21 Feb 2019

Craig Pheiffer, chief investment strategist at Absa Stockbrokers and Portfolio Management
#BudgetSpeech2019: Hoping for a great escapeArticle

Legendary escapologist Harry Houdini began his career escaping from handcuffs but later went on to dazzle audiences with escapes from large milk cans, his specially designed Chinese water torture cell and buried caskets...

Craig Pheiffer 18 Feb 2019

Transfer duty, capital gains tax too high a burden for property market
Transfer duty, capital gains tax too high a burden for property marketArticle

While government had intended to boost its tax income from wealthy buyers with the introduction of transfer duty and capital gains tax, it has actually had the opposite and stifling effect on the upper end of the market...

Samuel Seeff 7 Feb 2019

Dean de Nysschen, research & investment analyst, Glacier by Sanlam
Section 12J explainedArticle

Section 12J has been introduced to the South African Income Tax Act in 2009 - in an effort to afford small- and medium-sized entities equal access to funding in South Africa...

Dean de Nysschen 3 Feb 2019

Stay up to date with the intricacies of South African tax law
Stay up to date with the intricacies of South African tax lawArticle

To assist tax professionals with the challenge of keeping up to date with the changes in South African tax laws, LexisNexis publishes their trusted tax annuals, offering up-to-date legislation and expert insights...

Issued by LexisNexis 15 Jan 2019

The pros and cons of buying development property
The pros and cons of buying development propertyArticle

With more buyers opting for new properties, developers are moving to fill the gaps in the market as evidenced by the huge number of development properties listed on our website...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 27 Jul 2018

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