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Nowhere to hide from taxman as D-Day for offshore disclosure looms

2017-08-21 21:00

The window period for taxpayers to disclose offshore assets and income to SARS as part of its special voluntary disclosure programme will soon close.

Complacency is SA's biggest enemy

2017-08-20 06:00

Former finance minister calls for active citizenry in the wake of the country’s deepening economic crisis.

95 years for VAT fraudsters

2017-08-17 23:09

Three men accused of fraudulently claiming value added tax refunds to the value of approximately R300m, have been sentenced to a total of 95 years in prison.

Numsa threatens to strike at SAA Technical

2017-08-17 16:01

The National Union of Metalworkers condemns what it calls attempts by SAA Technical to intimidate and frustrate the union.

More first-time buyers as house price growth slows - BetterBond

2017-08-17 06:03

Things are looking up again for first-time homebuyers in the current market, according to Shaun Rademeyer, CEO of bond originator BetterBond.

#NEWS24 ICYMI: Oscar Pistorius attends granny's funeral, Grace Mugabe still in SA and will Hashim Amla drop the Proteas?

2017-08-16 18:49

Cat Stevens denies he called for the death of Salman Rushdie, deputy minister Mduduzi Manana could be kicked out of the ANC and SA banks are sued for R60bn in a home repossession case.

Challenging economy continues to depress trade prospects - index

2017-08-16 00:38

The slow growing economy is leaving its mark on trade conditions while challenging economic expectations continue to depress prospects, says the commerce chamber.

Hefty petrol price hike on cards for motorists

2017-08-15 13:05

Stronger international fuel prices and a gradually weakening rand are signalling a hefty jump in the price of all fuel types at the end of August, warns the AA.

SA moving to social unrest without strong economic growth

2017-08-11 20:07

Without strong economic growth, indicators show that SA is moving towards social unrest, cautions Fred Robertson, executive chair of Brimstone Investment.

 

Only 4 in 10 people of working age have a job – report

2017-08-21 16:18

Only 43.3% of South Africans of working age are employed, says Gabriela Mackay, employment analyst at the Institute for Race Relations (IRR).

Gordhan: Why so much corruption in SA?

2017-08-18 07:11

It is time for SA to reflect on why there is so much corruption in the country and what to do about it, former finance minister Pravin Gordhan has told the BBC.

Constitution answers white monopoly capital issue - Mathews Phosa

2017-08-17 18:47

The main reason for state capture, the Guptas and rampant corruption in South Africa is that MPs are not directly accountable to voters, says Mathews Phosa.

Jonas: Growing antagonism towards firms

2017-08-17 07:00

Firms generate employment and their growth could address youth unemployment, but there is growing antagonism towards them, says former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas.

Businesses still under stress due to debt in Q2

2017-08-16 20:29

Business debt conditions in the second quarter of 2017 have continued to deteriorate in South Africa – albeit at a marginally slower pace than the first quarter.

Parliament welcomes court's call on Public Protector report

2017-08-16 18:00

Parliament has welcomed the decision of the North Gauteng High Court to set aside the report of the Public Protector.

SA banks performing well despite downgrades

2017-08-15 22:42

SA’s banks have been virtually recession proof, delivering robust earnings growth and return on equity despite the turbulent economic and political environment.

Curro results reflect lucrative opportunities in private education

2017-08-15 11:21

Curro Holdings' 24% revenue rise to R1.085bn in its half-year results provides yet more proof of how lucrative SA's private education sector is.

SA: Drawing parallels between 1985 and now

2017-08-14 14:07

Economic growth in South Africa will always be a “marginal business” and it has never been realistic to expect a 5% growth rate, says economist and political analyst JP Landman.

SA escapes ratings downgrade by Moody's

2017-08-11 20:07

Moody’s Investor Services did not publish a credit rating update for South Africa as many have expected, saying there had not been any real events warranting a credit ratings review.

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