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Tax, wage bill, debt, pandemic: Mboweni’s tightrope budget policy statement

The finance minister has to close the jaws of the hippo and he’s likely to do this by tightening the country’s belt, again.

Sars is running more smoothly, but still missing targets

The revenue service said that change in compliance behaviour of taxpayers has been observed since April

Sars plan for illicit tobacco still being refined

Meanwhile, billions of illegal cigarettes are flooding the informal markets as lockdown regulations are lifted at last

Rabid denialist unhinged me

Paddy Harper's getting a Covid-19 Ters payout, the government works and life is more free. He was happy until Maskless Muppet pitched

Cigarette sales ban battle looms

Tobacco companies are fighting to lift the ban on cigarette sales, but research shows people are still smoking — and this is feeding the black market

ConCourt settles the law on the public protector and interim interdicts

The Constitutional Court said it welcomed robust debate but criticised the populist rhetoric in the battle between Busisiwe Mkhwebane and Minister Pravin Gordhan

Editorial: The hard truths of lockdown

"Each day of this lockdown highlights our broken, and uneven society. What we cannot do is retreat into our silos and see the world solely from our view of it. "

Sassa system ignores digital divide

Sassa is keen to try out online registration to process applications for the Covid-19 relief grant, but NGOs are wary because not all intended beneficiaries are able to access data

Public protector may not subpoena Zuma’s tax records, says high court

High court says people can refuse to hand information over to the protector if there is “just cause” and also makes a personal costs order against Mkhwebane

South Africa’s economic plan for Covid-19

Relief for small businesses, tax breaks, employment incentives — Ramaphosa’s drastic measures to fight the effects of Covid-19

We must stamp out illicit trade to boost the fiscus

The fiscus loses millions each day because of illicit trade. Sars can’t tackle this problem alone: it is up to all citizens to play their part

Zuma breaks silence on his tax records

But his last minute affidavit does not resolve the bigger legal dispute between the South African Revenue Service and the public protector

Sars expects to collect less revenue for the year

The revenue service is expecting another year of tax undercollection thanks to weak economic growth and strained consumers.

Mboweni faces taxing decisions

The finance minister must tread a tightrope to fix the economy as he prepares for next week’s budget speech

Mkhwebane moves to halt ‘grossly unfair’ impeachment process

The public protector has labelled her possible impeachment as unconstitutional and unlawful

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Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

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