Barbara is a CA(SA) with post graduate qualifications in tax and international tax. Her experience includes working for auditors, large corporates, and Sars. Economics, financial corruption and tax policy are among her interests.

Sars versus the taxpayer

‘We will come for you.’

The tax ombud – a beacon of light

Sars to give reasons for not following recommendations.

Sars: apathy, skills shortages, audit delays

Professional accountants have their say.

The Sars restructure triggered paralysis in decision making

The new structure has broken the organisation.

Transnet could be derailed by audit report, reportable irregularities

Possible withdrawal of loans puts going concern status at risk.

BAT is on the campaign trail to transform tobacco

‘Don’t combust and burn, heat and vape.’

If I’ve been hacked, it’s likely you have too

We’re all online, so we’re all targets – and we have to be more vigilant.

Auditors and accountants behaving badly

The failure of auditors to properly appraise the value of goodwill has tarnished their own.

The down and dirty of executive share incentive schemes

Why should this elite class of taxpayer remain protected?

Confusion around customs requirements for SA resident travellers

Sars demonstrating how it will flex its muscles at individuals.

Alexkor – the wannabe diamond miner

Diamonds are prized by arms dealers, money launderers and crooks.

Vultures waiting for Transnet pensioners

For an impoverished ageing pensioner, all they comprehend is a broken promise.

The growing venture capital market, is it for you?

Despite the promising tax incentive, investors should not blindly invest in a VCC.

Corruption and maladministration is burying SAA

It is time that directors paid more than lip service to the King III Code.

President Ramaphosa attends the Commonwealth gathering in London

South Africa is still singing the same song that it sung at Davos.

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