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South Africa: How to make the tax act work for you

South Africa has a highly favourable tax environment for investors but a good awareness of the legislation is required in order to make the Tax Act work for you. Always do your research to ensure you’re getting the full advantage of the provisions made in the Act and consult a tax practitioner for major decisions and tax opinions. read more

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Tax Year End: Is your business pay-as-you-earn (PAYE) compliant and ready for the new tax year?

The Ghana Revenue Authority has embarked on an education drive to lift tax-to-GDP which currently stands at 16.5% read more

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Tax base protection workshop ends with call for more support to strengthen Africa’s capacity

A four-day workshop on protecting the tax base of developing countries ended in Addis Ababa on Friday with participants being urged to use the new skills and knowledge they gained through the Italian government-sponsored program in implementing more effective and efficient tax systems that will ensure more resources are harvested for Africa’s development. read more

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New Massive Leak of Secret Documents from Bermudian Offshore Law Firm Reveals Tax Abuses and Corruption by Companies and the Global Elite

“Offshore Firm of the Year” Not Alone in Abusing and Profiting from Weaknesses in Corporate Tax Reporting Requirements and Company Ownership Transparency Rules read more

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Driving automation among small businesses can help meet Nigeria’s tax goals

The IMF has warned that Nigerian governments’ ability to effectively finance infrastructure and services is constrained by low tax collection read more

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Africa discusses stronger tax regimes in Abuja

The Third International Conference on Tax in Africa (ICTA) from 26 to 29 September in Abuja read more

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Living the FATCA life in Africa: New U.S. tax regulations add to burden of compliance on financial institutions across Africa

South Africa’s Professor Jonathan Jansen To Be Honored At Awards Gala In New York City, June 3, 2013

South Africa's Professor Jonathan Jansen To Be Honored At Awards Gala In New York City, June 3, 2013. (PRNewsFoto/Education Africa) read more

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GSMA Establishes Office In Nairobi To Support Burgeoning African Telecoms Market

Mobile Connections in Sub-Saharan Africa Increase 20 Per Cent to 500 Million in 2013 and Are Expected to Increase by an Additional 50 Per Cent by 2018 read more

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IMF SAYS GAMBIA’S VAT IS KILLING THE ECONOMY, BUSINESSES

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Gambia’s newly introduced Tax collection system — the Value Added Tax (VAT)- is killing the country’s ailing economy and businesses. “The outlook for the economy is generally favorable for 2013, but there are risks. Real GDP growth is expected to accelerate, if the recovery in crop production is sustained. read more

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Branding Africa and debunking the myths about its potential

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, May 13, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Africa cannot continue to be marketed as a country, when it is a continent of 54 countries, which, by 2040 will have the largest workforce in the world. The statement was made by the Economic Commission for Africa’s Executive Secretary, Mr. Carlos Lopes at the World Economic Forum on Africa this week during a session aptly titled:Myth Busting; investing in Africa.
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Hope for financing Africa’s Development through private equity

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, May 9, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ A high-level roundtable on Building Private Equity and Private Capital Markets in Africa, met on 8 May, to explore the promise and obstacles facing private capital investments in Africa. The roundtable of investors and policy makers met under the auspices of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the World Economic Forum on Africa to navigate the complex world of private equity, which in recent years has shown increased interest. According to the participants, this could be Africa’s next development financing frontier and could mark an end to an aid dependency.
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Towards a New Economic Model for Tunisia: Identifying Tunisia’s Binding Constraints to Broad-Based Growth –

The Government of Tunisia, the African Development Bank and the United States Government have released a report read more

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