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Tax Ombud slates SARS, says it must drop 'skop and donner' attitude

2017-10-17 14:41

Tax Ombud Judge Bernard Ngoepe has stressed the importance of his office and has spoken out against unfair treatment of taxpayers by SARS.

Treasury must look at alternative tax revenue streams - economist

2017-10-16 22:15

Reducing medical tax credits, a wealth tax and a fuel levy are all on the table, says Sanisha Packirisamy of Momentum Investment.

Top 5 on Fin24: Bank licence for Discovery, Coovadia on mini budget, and exec denies Brown tender link

2017-10-16 17:52

Monday's top economic and finance reads on Fin24.

Weaker rand wipes out fuel price gains - AA

2017-10-16 12:51

The latest data by the Central Energy Fund continues to show how vulnerable South African fuel users are to political and economic sentiment, says the AA.

Top employer in SA announced

2017-10-14 07:00

Financial services and banking group Old Mutual has been crowned the Best Employer in South Africa and Ghana by the Top Employers Institute.

Aviation sector pivotal for economic growth, jobs - Zikalala

2017-10-13 11:43

The aviation sector is pivotally important to drive economic growth and job creation, says KwaZulu-Natal tourism MEC Sihle Zikalala.

Producers to boost biosecurity measures after bird flu outbreak

2017-10-12 16:34

SA poultry farmers, caught off-guard by the country's most severe bird flu outbreak, are scrambling to boost biosecurity measures as government considers rolling out a vaccination programme.

The good guys will win out in SA, says Goldman Sachs MD

2017-10-12 15:01

Is South Africa broken? No, it’s a hard country to break, although some are trying their best, says Colin Coleman, head of Goldman Sachs in South Africa.

Even Stats SA could fall to state capture – Gordhan, Jonas

2017-10-12 11:39

Statistics South Africa is not immune to the state capture project, former finance minister Pravin Gordhan and his former deputy Mcebisi Jonas have said.

Volatile SA economy still hampering investor confidence - economist

2017-10-12 09:25

Economic volatility continues to hamper investor confidence as reflected in the latest BankservAfrica Economic Transaction Index, says economist Mike Schüssler.

 

Critical time for SA’s water, sanitation planning

2017-10-17 10:52

The financial sector should help close the water services infrastructure funding gap of R30bn per year, says an official at the Department of Water and Sanitation.

OUTA argues for 0% Eskom tariff increase

2017-10-16 18:41

OUTA has submitted to national energy regulator Nersa that state power utility Eskom should receive no price increase next year, citing "fraudulent over-forecasts".

Kganyago's Best Governor award affirms SARB's good work - economist

2017-10-16 13:19

Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has been named Central Bank Governor of the Year for Sub-Saharan Africa, which affirms the good work of the bank, says an economist.

Mini budget 2017: A matter of lost trust

2017-10-14 09:00

Lost trust - the elephant in the Zuma administration's room - is the bigger danger to SA's economy, not a bad financial position which can be rectified, says Jaco Leuvennink.

SA trying to grow economy with Uno engine in Ferrari body - expert

2017-10-13 21:15

The South African economy is like a car with a Ferrari body but an Uno engine, says Thabi Leoka of Argon Asset Management.

Fight for a 'servant state' not a 'captured state', says Gordhan

2017-10-12 19:50

The former finance minister said a captured state cannot give disadvantaged South Africans a leg up, as he called on the country to develop a "new set of values" during a speech in Johannesburg.

Investing in turbulent times

2017-10-12 16:00

With global markets soaring to new highs, some jittery analysts believe that the bull market’s days are numbered. In SA, risks also abound. So which sectors and economies should investors avoid?

Obesity costs SA economy more than R700bn per year - study

2017-10-12 13:43

The economic impact of obesity in South Africa is R701bn per year, a study by Discovery Vitality has revealed.

No compensation yet as producers suffer huge poultry culling losses

2017-10-12 09:51

The damaging effect of the bird flu outbreak is exacerbated by the delay in compensation by government, according to an analyst.

Competition Commission takes on fresh produce market agents

2017-10-11 22:00

The Competition Commission says fresh produce market agents cannot charge fixed commissions to farmers.

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