Everything you need to know about Budget 2020 – in 18 graphs

2020-02-27 05:37

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's national budget contains a number of surprises, including income tax relief of around R2 billion.

South Africans may be hit by a once-off tax next week, Old Mutual warns

2020-02-21 12:04

Government's debt burden is spiralling out of control, and it now has to spend R200 billion a year just on the interest of its loans.

US judges reject Trump appeal over tax returns

2019-11-04 20:33

A US appeals court ruled on Monday that President Donald Trump must release eight years of tax returns, dealing a blow to his attempts to keep his personal earnings private.

Fresh bid to stop struggling SAA from crashing

2019-07-28 14:59

Solidarity is reviving its plan to have loss-making SAA placed under business rescue, but it is also still willing to engage Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan.

The Gautrain wants to use levies paid by people across South Africa – such as vehicle registration fees – to fund much of its huge planned expansion

2019-07-18 05:58

The Gautrain expansion is due to see an additional 150km railway track, and 18 stations added to the network – and it hopes all of South Africa will help to pay for it.

Ferial Haffajee: How much more pressure can the middle class take before it cracks?

2019-07-04 05:00

SA's middle class is carrying a disproportionate tax burden and facing a slew of rapidly rising costs to boot, says Ferial Haffajee.

Solly Moeng: We've been touched on our money

2019-04-03 05:00

It's you and me footing the bill (through ever-increasing prices and taxes) while others live the high life at our expense, says Solly Moeng.

Treasury: No economic forecast is perfect, but ours is better than others

2019-03-01 13:35

Treasury has responded to criticisms that it is too optimistic in its economic growth forecasts.

Tensions rise, hundreds arrested in Paris as protests unfold

2018-12-08 18:00

Tensions escalated across Paris with police firing tear gas and using water cannons to quell 'Yellow Vests' protesters on Saturday.

New York Times report: Trump committed 'outright fraud' to avoid taxes after he inherited $400 million

2018-10-03 07:42

By the time he was 3 years old, Trump was earning $200,000 a year in today's dollars.

 

Here are the biggest bombshells in the Budget – including taxpayers getting R2 billion in tax relief

2020-02-26 14:01

As its debt burden grows at an alarming rate, government plans to slash its own spending instead of hitting embattled South Africans with more taxes.

China to cut import tariffs on a range of products starting January 1

2019-12-23 07:26

The goods will include frozen pork, pharmaceuticals, and some tech components. The move does not appear to be related to ongoing US trade war talks.

South Africans may be hit with extra taxes next year - Treasury

2019-10-30 15:50

"Given the size of the required adjustment, additional tax measures are under consideration," Treasury warned in its medium-term budget.

Tax plunderers beware, warns Solidarity on looming tax protest

2019-07-28 12:44

Solidarity is embarking on what it has called a "lawful tax protest" campaign, which would include legal actions against state enterprises.

Ferial Haffajee: Stop taxing us! Spend our money honestly instead

2019-07-11 05:00

South Africans are way over-taxed, says Ferial Haffajee. Shouldn't the taxes we do pay be put to better use?

Earn less than R500,000 a year? SARS says you don't have to file returns - here's why you probably should

2019-06-05 09:23

Maintaining an unbroken history with SARS could count in your favour later on.

No more room for govt to raise taxes - economists

2019-02-27 17:53

Raising taxes won't necessarily increase tax revenue, members of Parliament heard.

Motsoaledi says National Heath Insurance is about equality, not votes

2018-11-01 10:53

NHI is a proposed state-run health financing system that aims to pool funds to provide access to quality health services for all South Africans regardless of their economic status.

Death and taxes - lessons on the recession from the Roman Empire

2018-09-15 07:00

What do Cyril Ramaphosa and Emperor Justinian have in common? Quite a lot, says Khulekani Magubane.

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