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.

The man disrobed – a window into the ANC elite?

From the upper echelons down, it seems the social disintegration of South Africa may be more widespread than we realised.

SA trails behind in economic freedom ratings

SA was at 47 on the index in 2000; it’s now ranked 101 out of 162 countries. Another red flag.

The rose-tinted blinkers approach to economic reform

There is an ominous expectation that private capital will ‘invest’.

Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority – another audit delayed

Is the Auditor-General being overzealous in requesting proof of expenditure?

Gavin Watson into the void

Government tenders awarded for bags of cash.

Taxpayers want more efficiency, trust and credibility from Sars – survey

The most important outcomes of a PwC tax survey in regard to corporate income tax and Vat returns.

Sars’s role in combatting tax evasion and money laundering

The tax agency should be cracking down on financial crimes more robustly.

Can political criticism cause ‘wrongfulness’?

Applicant loses her defamation suit against the DA, its Free State leader and the media with costs.

The public protector is inept and has failed the people of SA

Her dereliction of duty has impacted the rights of the poor and vulnerable.

Some clarity from the IDC would be nice

Makes significant investments in the chemicals and petroleum industries.

Eskom’s risk profile poses challenges for debt restructuring

Its ‘chief restructuring office’ will need a proper understanding of the utility’s real loss. What would a rating agency do?

Public Protector takes another costly punch

Court finds that her orders contain much that is ‘vague, contradictory, and/or nonsensical’.

Land reform in academic la la land

A look at what the presidential advisory panel is advising …

Public protector’s errors swamp any merits of Bankorp investigation

Ordered to pay 15% legal costs at attorney-client scale.

Judge Zondo solves tricky impasse

Special concession or an act of shrewdness?

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