January 2022

SMEs – Why You Should Consider Employee Benefit Packages

According to the latest survey into the state of employee package offerings in Africa by locally based global human resources management firm Willis Towers Watson, “only 17 percent of employers in Africa believe that their benefit strategy is effective across all areas…”. This illustrates the general perception of employee benefits among African companies, including South …

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Interest Rate Hikes: How to Buffer Your Business in 2022 and Beyond

The SARB’s first interest rate hike in November 2021, following almost two years of record low interest rates, signaled a change in the interest rate cycle earlier than many experts had expected, with further increases planned in each quarter of 2022, 2023 and 2024. Rising interest rates have a significant impact on the economy, and …

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The Top 10 Complaints Against SARS: What You Can Do to Protect Your Rights

The Tax Ombud recently published a list of the top 10 complaints made against SARS over the last 8 years by local taxpayers. It not only makes for very interesting reading, but also provides taxpayers with warning signs regarding the biggest and most common pitfalls when dealing with the tax authority. The Ombud also launched …

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