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Cecil Kilpin | June 2020: Supplementary Budget

By |2022-01-20T12:23:06+02:00Jun 26th, 2020|Business, Finance + Economics, Goverment, Newsletter, Tax|

Liduma lidlule!The storm shall pass! The purpose of the supplementary budget is obviously due to the historic nature of this pandemic and economic downturn. A second adjustments budget in October will be tabled together with the Medium‐Term Budget Policy Statement. The Budget Does Two Things:First, it brings an Adjustments Appropriation Bill and a Division of Revenue Amendment Bill to the House. These Bills ask Parliament to approve the response package for COVID‐19.   Second, it lays a path for the direction the president gave us on 21 April to “not merely return our economy to where it was before the Corona virus, but to forge a new economy in a new global reality” This Supplementary Budget sets out a road-map to stabilise debt, by improving spending patterns, and creating a foundation for economic [...]

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Cecil Kilpin | November 2019 Newsletter

By |2022-01-20T13:37:40+02:00Nov 1st, 2019|Business, Finance + Economics, Goverment, Newsletter, Tax|

Medium Term Budget Policy Statement 2019 The 2019 MTBPS has been resented by Minister Tito Mboweni. His opening statement was a reference to the Aloe Ferox plant he brought to Parliament when presenting the February 2019 budget. “This little aloe is emerging from a long winter. During that winter, the ground became hard. The leaves fell from the trees and the air was bitterly cold. We toiled, hoping for better days. Our people became poorer. Some lost their jobs.”   The above statement sums up his presentation. The key points are as follows: Economic growth is projected at 0.5 per cent for 2019, as long‐term growth estimates have fallen. As a result, revenue projections have been sharply reduced. Spending pressures continue to mount, led by [...]

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Cecil Kilpin | October 2019 Newsletter

By |2022-01-20T13:45:02+02:00Oct 21st, 2019|Business, Finance + Economics, Goverment, Newsletter|

Developing a Strategy to Grow in the Short Term South Africa has limited growth potential in the short term. While government gets its house in order, we need to make sure that, as business owners, we have the correct strategy in place to meet the challenges that face us. Real value lies in the process ofputting the plan together. The act of planning helps you think things through thoroughly, and to critically re-assess your assumptions and ideas. A good strategy needs to be short, sharp and coherent, with a strong opening paragraph illustrating where you are going and how you aim to get there.   STRATEGY AND GOALS List your goals and your mission statement Develop a strategic plan of how your business will achieve [...]

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Cecil Kilpin | September 2019 Newsletter

By |2022-01-20T13:52:21+02:00Sep 18th, 2019|Business, Finance + Economics, Goverment, Newsletter|

Economic Policy Paper for Public Comment The Minister of Finance, Mr Tito Mboweni, is calling on members of the public to make comments on a paper titled: “Economic transformation, inclusive growth, and competitiveness: Towards an Economic Strategy for South Africa”. The paper, prepared by the National Treasury, is an attempt to translate the broad outcomes of inclusive growth, economic transformation, and competitiveness into specific programmes and draw on a range of domestic and international literature to support these policy priorities.   This paper considers the contribution of specific growth reforms that can achieve the outcomes of economic transformation, inclusive growth, and competitiveness. The paper draws on the National Development Plan to outline six themes and the contribution of growth reforms within each theme that prioritize economic transformation, inclusive growth, and competitiveness. The themes include: [...]

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Cecil Kilpin | August 2019 Newsletter

By |2022-01-20T14:01:25+02:00Aug 16th, 2019|Accounting, Business, Finance + Economics, Goverment, Tax|

National Health Insurance (NHI) The NHI Bill was recently promulgated amid a mixed reaction sentiment, positive and negative. While one can identify strongly with the rationale, affordability is paramount as is the management of such a fund. “National Health Insurance is a way of providing good healthcare for all by sharing the money available for healthcare among all our people. The health benefits that you receive will depend on how sick you are, not on how wealthy you are.” So, the big question is how we fund this. The bill is very thin on the funding model with vague mentions of around 5% of the national wage bill plus zero medical credits going forward. Very simply, it would appear that roughly 20% of the population [...]

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