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Business Day column: Difficult times do not turn a bad budget into a good one

08 Mar 17
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan addresses a briefing ahead of his budget speech.…

Predicted Tax Freedom Day 2017 in light of budget speech

01 Mar 17
Tax Freedom Day, this year, will be on 23 May – two days later than last year.…

National Treasury’s "Twin Peaks": Another calamity in the making

28 Nov 16   Robert W Vivian
National Treasury recently released its Socio-Economic Impact Assessment (SEIA), a kind of cost-benefit analysis, on the Financial Sector Regulation Bill (FSR), the so-called "Twin Peaks" Bill currently before Parliament.…

Twin Peaks; twin fallacies

20 Jul 16   Chris Hattingh
Are National Treasury and the Financial Services Board once again attempting to stampede Parliament?…

Business Day column: Later Tax Freedom Day sounds a warning

01 Jun 16   Leon Louw
TAXPAYERS are rich, the rich pay most tax, and rich companies pay the rest. That is why most people are unmoved by the idea that government inefficiency, waste and corruption occur "at the taxpayer’s expense".…