The EFF that comes out of the elective conference will most likely no longer have a place for Godrich Gardee and Dali Mpofu, writes Ralph Mathekga.
South Africans have until mid-August to comment on the newly published Taxation Laws Amendment Bill and the Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill.
Cosatu's Tony Ehrenreich says the trade federation is looking forward to engaging with government on social amendments to the new tax laws.
Arno Loots regards Provident Fund changes as a temporary setback, not a permanent reversal for the promotion of a savings culture in South Africa.
The Association for Savings and Investment SA was relieved about the government’s decision to implement the bulk of the Taxation Laws Amendment Act, CEO Leon Campher says.
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has defended plans for the implementation of new tax laws, while saying that certain aspects needed "better design".
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has explained the need to postpone the implementation of the annuitisation part of the tax law.
A tax industry player has likened government's backtracking on the Tax Laws Amendment Act to starting a rocket and then getting someone out just before the launch.
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has conceded that the last-minute proposal to amend the tax changes will be very costly for businesses and will need to be finalised quickly.
The Zuma government has again been forced to backpedal on a tax law amendment compelling two-thirds of provident fund savings to be put in a retirement annuity.
Government’s bid to repeal the foreign employment income tax exemption is not a “crazy proposal” compared to other tax jurisdictions, says National Treasury's Ismail Momoniat.
The government has no intention of nationalising pension money through new pension withdrawal rules, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says.
Cosatu says it has cancelled its planned protest on Sunday over the implementation of the amended Tax Laws, but says its national strike planned for March is still on.
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is proposing that the annuitisation requirement for provident fund members be postponed for two years to allow for further consultation.
Government’s postponement of the implementation of the Tax Laws Amendment Act is the first step towards a final victory for workers, says trade federation Cosatu.
At a time when South Africa needs policy certainty, the ANC has put its interests ahead of the country by postponing the tax law changes, says the DA.
The government has denied that the decision to table a legislative amendment to the Taxation Laws Amendment Act was a move to appease the ANC's alliance partner, Cosatu.
When President Jacob Zuma signed the Taxation Laws Amendment Act late last year he was unaware of Cosatu’s objections to provident fund proposals, says Jeff Radebe.
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