Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) versus Friedman Doctrine and the SME The Friedman doctrine is a theory advanced by economist Milton Friedman which holds that the social responsibility of a business is to increase its profits. This approach views shareholders as the economic engine of the organization and the only group to [...]
StatsSA Releases Latest Producer Price Inflation (PPI) Figures The following producer price inflation (PPI) statistics were published on 28 April by StatsSA, reflecting the inflationary pressures being felt throughout the world. Final Manufactured Goods Annual producer price inflation increased to 11,9% in March 2022, from 10,5% in February 2022. The main [...]
Restructuring Corporate Income Tax The 2020 Budget announced government’s intention to restructure the corporate income tax system by reducing avoidance opportunities and expanding the tax base, while lowering the headline tax rate. South Africa’s interest limitation rules also need to be better aligned with OECD/G20 recommendations on base erosion and profit shifting. [...]
2022/2023 Budget Highlights The Minister of finance Enoch Godongwana tabled his Budget review on the 23 rd February 2022. The following were the key tax issues arising. Personal Income Tax: Inflationary relief through a 4.5 percent adjustment in the tax brackets and rebates Employment Tax Incentive: Expanded through a [...]
2022 Budget Tips - Make Your Voice Count The Minister of Finance, Mr Enoch Godongwana, will deliver his inaugural National Budget Speech on 23 February 2022. As usual, the budget allocation always aims to strike a balance between competing national spending priorities. It is in this context that Minister Godongwana invites South Africans [...]
A Green Economy In South Africa The South African Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment has defined the green economy in South Africa as “a system of economic activities related to the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services that result in improved human well-being over the long term, while not exposing [...]
Economic Outlook Below is a brief synopsis of the economic outlook as presented at the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS). The South African economy grew faster than expected in the first half of 2021, but this momentum is expected to wane following public violence in July, port and rail disruptions, and the [...]
Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) set for the 4th of November 2021 Newly appointed Minister of Finance, Mr Enoch Godongwana. Will table the MTBPS on the 4th of November at 14h00. The MTBPS sets out the policy framework for the Budget that is presented every February, updates National Treasury's economic forecasts, adjusts [...]
Revising Your Estate Plan While one should review their estate plan annually, here are some key events which should ring a bell for an estate planner to revise their estate plan: Divorce The Wills Act states that except where expressly otherwise provided, a bequest to a divorced spouse will be deemed revoked [...]
SASRIA & Fiscal Budget The South African Special Risks Insurance Association (SASRIA) will form a key part of the intervention to help insured businesses restore their operations. Together with reinsurers, SASRIA has already begun its claim administration process. Pay-outs will be provided to all covered businesses. Crucially, government has decided to provide [...]
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