UK inflation data and New Zealand rate hike remind investors that global economy still faces many challenges
Though highly skilled, SA farmers need access to support services to meet consumer demand for close-at-hand ethically farmed, organic produce
More people will qualify for the social relief of distress grant after the means test threshold was increased
The governing party is discussing whether those criminally convicted of a serious crime should still have a home in the ANC
The aim is to have 65% of the business’s electricity requirements at a manufacturing level across SA sourced from sustainable energy by 2030
With price relief awaiting motorists in September, Outa is worried the fuel levy will be increased to offset the scrapping of e-tolls
UN special rapporteur Tomoya Obokata concludes that forced labor among ethnic minorities has been occurring in Xinjiang
England Test captain says he hopes his team has retained their “venom” before the three-match series against SA
After backpacking through SA and noticing the trend to poshtel (a combination of posh and hostel) happening abroad, Bheki Dube saw a gap in the market
The independent panel appointed to review the current list of zero-rated food items for VAT purposes has recommended additional items, including sanitary products, school uniforms, and nappies for babies and adults.Also recommended for zero-rating, in addition to the 19 food items already zero-rated, are white bread, bread flour and cake flour. The panel’s report was released on Friday by Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene for public comment. The period for comment will close on August 31.In response to mounting pressure after the VAT increase, Nene appointed the panel, chaired by Prof Ingrid Woolard, an economics professor at the University of Stellenbosch, to look into zero-rating additional items to mitigate the effect on the poor of the one percentage point increase in the VAT rate from 14% to 15%, which was announced in the budget and which took effect from April 1. The VAT increase was strongly opposed by trade unionists, NGOs and community organisations as being a regressive mea...
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