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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.

Covid-19: Block exemption for the banking sector

1 Apr 2020 /  Barbara Curson   2
Negative impact on banks and customers to be minimised.

Telkom loses R3.9bn tax case

31 Mar 2020 /  Barbara Curson   8
This will severely impact its cash position.

Covid-19 exposes weaknesses in leadership

27 Mar 2020 /  Barbara Curson   13
'Together we move South Africa forward' – but watch out for the potholes.

The GEPF, an abused client 

16 Mar 2020 /  Barbara Curson   5
The PIC did not put the interests of members and pensioners first.

How ‘misinvoicing’ gets R300bn out of SA annually

3 Mar 2020 /  Barbara Curson   12
Political uncertainty is a major incentive to move funds offshore.

The NPA should investigate the allegations against Dudu Myeni

2 Mar 2020 /  Barbara Curson   26
It is absurd that those responsible for pushing SA to the brink of bankruptcy have not been charged with any criminality.

Mboweni is sitting on top of Pandora’s Box

28 Feb 2020 /  Barbara Curson   11
But the nasties will find their way out.

Low-hanging fruit for Sars to harvest

21 Feb 2020 /  Barbara Curson   44
Mounting evidence of ill-gotten gains surely makes applying the law the easiest way to boost revenue collections.

Exposing global financial secrecy

20 Feb 2020 /  Barbara Curson   9
To a world that doesn’t care.

Necsa thumbs its nose at reporting obligations

10 Feb 2020 /  Barbara Curson   7
The nuclear company has now received two consecutive disclaimers of opinion from the AG on its annual reports.

Can the state employee pension fund survive a R254bn knock?

7 Feb 2020 /  Barbara Curson   66
Proposed Eskom bailout amounts to a massive 14% haircut.

Hudaco fighting headwinds not of its own making

5 Feb 2020 /  Barbara Curson   1
Earnings up and debt down despite challenges, while action to recover ‘secret profits’ of R490m related to BEE transaction moves to commercial court.

Will our banks be able to withstand the escalating SOE crisis?

31 Jan 2020 /  Barbara Curson   21
South Africa need not wait for the next credit crisis – we're in one.

The country’s state-owned diamond company is on life support

17 Jan 2020 /  Barbara Curson   23
Alexkor's 2019 financials paint a bleak picture.

The sitting duck in the corruption fallout

10 Jan 2020 /  Barbara Curson   25
GEPF has questionable investments.

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