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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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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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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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UK’s PMI up in May

The seasonally adjusted Markit/CIPS PMI rose to 50.1 in May 2016, from an upwardly revised 49.4 in April, beating market expectations of 49.6. The figure came in slightly above stagnation mark, as new order inflows rose at a faster pace, boosted by domestic demand, while production volumes were broadly unchanged. In contrast, the level of new export business shrank for […]

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SA goverment gets more money from donors in 2015

The net change in the stock of cash from the national revenue fund and donor funds amounted to an increase of R12 409 million for the 2014/2015 fiscal year. This statistical release provides information on the sources and uses of cash of national government for the fiscal year 2013/2014 and 2014/2015, classified economically and functionally. The total net change in […]

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