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US Farms Could Suffer as the Arctic Heats Up

  Planet Earth is getting hotter. One of the more confusing aspects of this global trend is the persistent, undeniable discomfort of winter. Even more confusing is when that chilly weather continues into April, May, or godforbidpleasenot June. This might clear the confusion (but probably not the frustration): Those colder …

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Provisional report on tax refund delays finalised

  The Tax Ombud’s provisional report on the investigation into tax refund delays has been submitted to the South African Revenue Service (Sars) for comment on Monday. Former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan approved the investigation into tax refund delays as a systemic issue in March, after the Ombud, Judge Bernard …

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Land reform and property rights in SA

  There is widespread agreement that land reform in South Africa has failed, but that the extent is convoluted by the lack of unreliable data. This was the view of Ben Cousins, a professor at the University of the Western Cape, and founder of the Institute for Poverty, Land and …

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Recession-proof stocks for you

  SIKI MGABADELI:  You are probably tired of hearing it but, sorry for you, it can’t be avoided. South Africa is officially in recession. I think it’s the first time since 2008/9 that we’ve entered a recession – and that is defined as two quarters of negative GDP growth. But …

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SMEs and Tax: what to consider before registering your business

  However, the decisions entrepreneurs make from the outset will have lasting consequences. Businesses, in general, benefit from a lower tax rate than private individuals. Small businesses are typically liable for three types of tax: turnover tax, value added tax (VAT) and an employee tax, comprising Pay-As-You-Earn (PAYE) and Unemployment …

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Fawu to march against sugar tax

The Food and Allied Workers’ Union (Fawu) will march to the National Treasury in Pretoria on Monday to protest against the proposed introduction of a sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) tax, or “sugar tax”. Fawu general secretary Katishi Masemola said in a statement that the protest is informed by the “admission” from …

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