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When a Corrupt Economy Changes

In the previous two articles I explained how an economy can eventually totally collapse when corrupt politicians are at the helm. But is there any cause for optimism? Can countries shrug off corruption and recover their economies? This article maps a path to economic and moral regeneration. History has shown that countries can pull themselves…

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The Macro Effect of a Corrupt Government

The awful but unavoidable reality is that a corrupt Government allows for a corrupt economy to flourish. In turn, a corrupt economy forms the foundation for complete political, social and economic chaos in the country. This phenomenon is clearly evident in countries like Venezuela, Zimbabwe and Haiti. History has shown that countries can pull themselves…

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The Difference Between Corrupt and Honest Government

The difference between corrupt and honest government ought to be self-evident, but it is worthwhile mapping out the distinction lest we become inured to the devastating consequences of a government that has lost its moral and ethical compass. I assume that everybody understands what constitutes a corrupt government, but at its most basic level it…

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Sukuma Relief Programme for SMEs

This is the application platform for financial assistance and aid for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) negatively impacted by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The initiative is in response to the call by President Ramaphosa to all social partners to support SMEs sustain their businesses and preserve jobs. The Rupert family and Remgro Limited pledged…

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SAFT Employer Relief Fund

Standard Bank are pleased to announce that they have partnered with the South African Future Trust (SAFT) for Small and Mico and Medium Enterprises (SMMEs). SAFT, an independent trust set up by Nicky and Jonathan Oppenheimer to extend direct financial support to the employees of SMMEs who are at risk of losing their jobs, has…

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Company, Close Corporation and Co-Operative Services

Company, Close Corporation and Co-Operative Services During Government Lock Down of South Africa The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission would like to advise customers of the following measures being put in place by CIPC in response to the President’s announcement of the total lock down of South Africa as from midnight 26 March 2020 until…

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PAYE & Income Tax Relief

Tax measures to combat the COVID-19 Pandemic as well as explanatory notes on COVID-19 tax Measures..  You can ignore the ETI benefits and just look at both the PAYE and Provisional Tax relief. Tax measures – click here Explanatory notes on COVID-19 – click here Summary extracted from the media statement view full article> Measures…

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Block Exemption for the Hotel Industry

The purpose of the exemption is to strengthen the Government’s programs designed to fight COVID -19, after having declared a National State of Disaster published in Government Notice No. 313 of Government Gazette No. 43096 on 15 March 2020. Block Exemption for the Hotel Industry click here 

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