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The Current SA Tax base and economic climate pose risks and opportunities for government finance.

Currently, the South African government gets a huge proportion of its revenue from taxes. For example, in the 2014/2015 financial year, 87% of the 1, 2 trillion government revenue came from taxes alone. The economy is in a technical recession and unemployment is at its highest levels since the 2008/09 downturn with over 9,5million people unemployed. Indications from SARS are […]

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Why Naspers Lost over 200 Billion Rand in Share Value in Six Days

What? It has not been all “Kumba ya” in the last six consecutive trading days for African media giant NASPERS Ltd. The company has lost R200 billion in share value over the past six days or a total of 16 percent of its market share on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). Why? Following the publication of a damaging report on […]

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Free Higher Education for the Poor is the Right Thing to do in South Africa.

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Following the announcement in December 2017 by President Jacob Zuma, that the state will fund higher education for young South Africans from poor households, there has been an outpouring of opposition from all quarters. Amongst those who oppose such a move are the private sector, some media analyst, higher education institutions, civil society organisations among others. Over the past weeks, […]

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Why an Additional 10 Billion Rand Subsidy to SAA is a Bad Idea?

  The South African Airways has asked the South African government for additional 10 billion rand subsidy, saying that the state-owned company needs to recapitalise and to be on a profit-making path according to a presentation to Parliament by the finance minister Malusi Gigaba.   This request forms part of a one-year corporate plan submitted by SAA to the national […]

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GREENING GOVERNMENT CONFERENCE AFRICA 2017

This event will bring together conference delegates and a passionate group of like-minded professional speakers from all levels of government and the private sector. The conference will focus on the latest challenges, solutions and best practices within greening initiatives. Conference participants will have an opportunity to take part in a Q&A after each of the presentations. The breakout sessions have […]

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Make your Municipality Work for you

Thanks to the transition to democracy and the 1996 constitution, your municipality was transformed from its pre 1994 status of “existing at the mercy of the provinces” to a fully functional local government. Our local government was transformed from its pre-1994 racially segregated unequal systems that served different communities to be a vehicle for the integration of society and the […]

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Ghana GDP up 4.9 Percent in Q1, 2016

The Ghanaian economy expanded by 4.9 percent year-on-year in the three months to March of 2016, following a downwarldly revised 4.1% percent expansion in the previous period. The agriculture sector advanced 2.8 percent (+1.7 percent in Q4), services expanded by 8.8 percent (+5.2 percent in Q4), while industry contracted by 1.1 percent, following a 7.2 percent growth in previous quarter. […]

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RE1 and RE5 Made Easy

Pass RE1 or RE5 With Ease Are you interested to kick start a career in financial services, insurance or asset management?   RE1 and RE5  Made Easy Sunburst Africa  offers extensive 2 day workshops in preparation for the Regulatory Exam level 1 (RE 1 & RE 5)   WHY US?     Success guaranteed to all who follow our tips and prepare! […]

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