Melanie Verwoerd: Taxpayers can’t be the only ones to tighten their belts

2020-01-29 05:00

Parliamentarians are entitled to a good salary and sufficient pension benefits, but these kinds of luxuries belong to a time of surplus and have no place in the current economic and political climate, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

REVEALED: SA taxpayers coughed up over R870k for Norma Gigaba's overseas trips

2018-05-03 14:38

Malusi Gigaba's wife Norma was paid a daily allowance of R15 942.15 for a 10-day overseas trip in November last year, an answer to a written parliamentary question reveals.

Treasury to close net on tax loopholes

2016-08-24 19:56

A number of tax loopholes are about to close if National Treasury gets its way with proposed changes to income tax legislation.

Zuma, Motlanthe rack up R210m in flights

2012-06-13 16:08

Flying President Jacob Zuma and his deputy Kgalema Motlanthe to their various engagements since the pair assumed office has cost taxpayers more than R210m.


Treating taxpayers’ money with respect

2018-10-08 12:46

The ANC is not, as many suggest, led by Marxist-style leaders. Instead, the governing party is anchored in the type of democratic socialism found in Scandinavian countries. But with one major difference.

Taxpayers cough up R136m for suspended govt employees

2017-03-09 21:04

Based on reports received from provinces and national departments, taxpayers have coughed up R136.5m for precautionary suspended government employees.

UK tax discs tossed out the window

2014-10-01 06:48

For almost a century drivers have been fumbling with licence discs and the pain of getting them renewed every year. Now the UK has tossed the tax disc out of the window! If only SA would too...

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