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The moral case for inheritance: Responding to Professor Pierre de Vos

17 Jun 20   Jacques Jonker
The moral case for inheritance: Responding to Professor Pierre de Vos…

Letter: Tax Freedom Day and a government with total say

29 May 20   Garth Zietsman
Letter: Tax Freedom Day and a government with total say…

Airline tax to pay for aids drugs

11 May 20  
The United Nations estimates that it needs more than $20 billion by the end of the decade to provide preventive education and medicines to the growing number of people infected with HIV/AID’s. In response, a group of 14 nations, led by France, has proposed a tax on airline tickets that is…

Media release: Tax Freedom Day comes early in 2020, but, thanks to Lockdown, this is not good news.

06 May 20  
Tax Freedom Day comes early in 2020, but, thanks to Lockdown, this is not good news…

Flat tax takes hold in “new Europe”

12 Apr 20  
When Donald Rumsfeld made his famous crack about "New Europe" versus Old, he was speaking about foreign policy. But it turns out the spirit of the new is also sweeping economic policy: Flat tax fever is spreading across Eastern Europe. Russia instituted a 13 percent flat rate on income in…

Tax Freedom Day falls on 22 April this year

12 Apr 20  
All of a country's taxes, whether on personal income, sales, property, corporate profits, international trade or whatever, are eventually paid by its people. If the government says it is going to spend R100 million on a project, it means that the government is going to take that full amount from…

Post-Covid-19 SA will need a natural ‘stimulus package’

10 Apr 20   Sindile Vabaza
Post-Covid-19 SA will need a natural ‘stimulus package’…

Will the 2020 budget promise SA secure ownership rights and freedom?

26 Feb 20   Chris Hattingh
Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni will deliver his 2020 budget speech today. South Africa enters a new decade with a growth forecast of only 0.7% (according to ratings agency Moody’s).…

Why the NHI is bad medice for South Africa

14 Feb 20   Michael Settas
That there is a need to improve healthcare outcomes in South Africa is entirely obvious. Given the horrendous statistics I have shared above, there is tremendous urgency to do so.…

New or higher taxes won’t work, and could be unconstitutional

The trade union federation Cosatu recently called for tax increases, particularly on the wealthy, to arrest South Africa’s economic down spiral.…

National Health Insurance Bill a perfect example of state overreach

14 Aug 19   Dr Johann Serfontein
The long-awaited National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill was published last week and the majority of MPs cheered. It was reminiscent of Nero, fiddling while Rome burned.…

How government creates a problem and fixes it at taxpayers’ expense

26 Jul 19   Martin van Staden
We’ve seen it many times: government introduces a tax or regulation which has undesirable consequences.…