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Taxing inheritance will entrench, not decrease, racial inequality

Taxing inheritance will entrench, not decrease, racial inequality…

Beware the funding decisions of government, the youth will pay

23 Jun 20   Chris Hattingh
Beware the funding decisions of government, the youth will pay…

Government stimulus has not worked, let's try something else

19 Jun 20   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
Government stimulus has not worked, let's try something else…

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…

A wealth tax is not the kind of structural reform SA needs

11 May 20   Chris Hattingh
A wealth tax is not the kind of structural reform SA needs…

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…

The unintended consequences of taxi recapitalisation

15 Apr 20  
The government’s Taxi Recapitalisation Programme (TRP) is supposed to fix a set of problems that plague the South African taxi/minibus industry. Taxi violence, unsafe vehicles, and bad driving habits among taxi operators combine to make the industry unpopular and, in some cases, unsafe. The changes mandated by the…

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’…

The unknowns of National Health Insurance are exactly what we should be afraid of

11 Mar 20   Michael Settas
It was India’s late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi who once said, “Beware of ministers who can do nothing without money, and those who want to do everything with money.”…

Tito Mboweni should cut expenditure and stimulate growth, not raise taxes

06 Mar 20   Jasson Urbach
Finance minister Tito Mboweni has called on South Africans to provide advice on how to get the economy growing again.…

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).…

Media release: FMF 2020 Pre Budget Statement

25 Feb 20  
The South African economy is in crisis and the annual budget, this year on 26 February, will provide the most important indication of whether the catastrophe will deepen.…

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.…

NHI will add to SA’s fiscal and healthcare woes

15 Jan 20   Chris Hattingh
Speaking in KwaZulu-Natal on New Year’s Day, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said that the National Health Insurance (NHI) will put private and public hospitals on par with each other.…

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.…