1. THE National Treasury discussion paper, “Strengthening Retirement Savings”, issued in May does not have much positive to say about living annuities.


  2. The slacker’s guide to tax avoidance

    A common question posed by disgruntled taxpayers is: “What is my average tax rate?”


  3. Look at the wealth gap before moaning

    In February’s budget speech Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced that tax collection estimates for the fiscal year ended March 31 were only slightly off track. But more than 50% of provisional tax is now collected on the second provisional payments due at the end of February and March. So it was an estimate.


  4. Well-balanced budget, despite the grumbles

    As a student, I once received a reprimand from the then vice-chancellor, Dr Derek Henderson. “Put your God first, your fellow man second and yourself a very poor third,” he said.