Value Added Tax

New VAT rules lead global tax reform

The target for tax authorities is the $2-trillion in annual e-commerce transactions that is set to rise to $4.5-trillion in three years’ time

Tax revenues record shock decline

The preliminary outcome is worse than budgeted in February, but say officials, the turnaround in tax refunds shows greater transparency

Resurrected taxman cometh

Tito Mboweni is plugging the revenue collection holes created by the former commissioner

Eskom’s plight the fault line in Tito Mboweni’s 2019 budget

Eskom gets R69-billion in additional funds for its restructuring plans but no debt relief deal

Budget 2019: EFF and DA detail key issues for Mboweni to prioritise

Opposition parties have added their input ahead of the presentation of the budget speech

Your guide to surviving 2019

Here’s our round-up of the outlook for electricity, taxes, fuel, wages and the economy

The finance minister details a plan to ‘rebuild the ancient ruins’

​It’s not often that Bible verses and Dickens are quoted in the same speech, especially when the speech is to outline the medium-term budget

Editorial: At last, dignity for women

'This week, South Africans overcame in some ways the silence and shame tied to menstruation'

Sars to pay R20-billion owed in VAT refunds

The 1% VAT increase had cushioned the revenue shortfall in 2018, because it brought in roughly the same amount as the R20-billion VAT refunds.

Mboweni’s medium-term budget a bitter pill

This policy statement highlights the difficult economic and fiscal choices confronting us over the medium term, the finance minister said

‘The DA can grow the economy and create jobs’ – Maimane

The DA says it has a plan to help the economy recover, and the focus is on stimulating small businesses

Fuel, utilities gobble up spare cash

Cheaper food has helped to ease the pain but an ever weakening rand means the prognosis is poor

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eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs