1. Matthew Lester

    Matthew Lester
    Associate Professor, Rhodes Business School. Matthew Lester, BCom (Rhodes) CA(SA) H Dip Tax Laws (Wits), is an Associate Professor at Rhodes Business School. In 2001, he was the winner of the Vice-Chancellor's award for distinguished teaching. Apart from teaching at Rhodes, Matthew lectures to a wide range of South Africans on taxation and money matters. He also writes the weekly column ‘Tax Talk’ in the Sunday Times.

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    SME South Africa: An open letter to Cyril Ramaposa

    Dear Honorable Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, Sir, all protocol observed.

    From Magersfontein to Westminster

    My Dad was a history teacher and a blue blooded Brit. Up to his dying day he would stand to attention if he just heard the band strike up with ‘God save the Queen.’

    From Magersfontein to Westminster: no winners, only losers.

    My Dad was a history teacher and a blue blooded Brit. Up to his dying day he would stand to attention if he just heard the band strike up with ‘God save the Queen.’

    Budget 2017/18 – ‘The Great Pretenders?

    November 2016 marked the 25th anniversary of the death of rock star Freddie Mercury, ‘the Great Pretender.’ Back then the stigma of an AIDS death was such that not enough was made of the horror that is the slow and painful death from AIDS (even if you have all the money in the world!).

    Budget Warmup Cocktail

    It’s that time of year when everyone is speculating on what will happen on the National 2017/18 National Budget Speech.