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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.
10

The PIC’s interim board bows out with a whimper

2 Nov 2021 /  Barbara Curson
Former CFO Matshepo More wasn’t fired, but her 'contract was terminated'.
9

Zuma’s special plea for recusal of prosecutor dismissed by court

27 Oct 2021 /  Barbara Curson
His criminal trial will now proceed.
1

Development Bank financials indicate core stability, but high risks remain

25 Oct 2021 /  Barbara Curson
Risks include credit, cyber, liquidity, and reputational risk plus lockdown impacts.
22

Tourism Relief Fund scoring system was ‘unlawful’ and ‘invalid’

19 Oct 2021 /  Barbara Curson
SCA finds that the minister of tourism failed to apply her mind to the matter properly.
37

Sanral’s total liabilities top R140bn

11 Oct 2021 /  Barbara Curson
Accumulated loss at year-end hits R14.5bn.
4

Facts, figures and more from the PIC’s annual report

11 Oct 2021 /  Barbara Curson
Former CFO Matshepo More, who was earning R10.5m per annum when she was suspended on full pay in March 2019, earned another whopping R6.9m in the year to end-March 2021.
3

The IDC navigates tricky pandemic-disrupted investment environment

6 Oct 2021 /  Barbara Curson
Total assets up from R110bn to R144bn in the year to end-March.
6

The dtic takes another stab at amending the Companies Act

4 Oct 2021 /  Barbara Curson
Interested parties should submit their comments before the end of the month.
34

SIU strikes at Digital Vibes corruption scandal

30 Sep 2021 /  Barbara Curson
Mkhize continues to deny that he and his family benefitted.
12

Corporate taxpayers on their experiences with Sars

22 Sep 2021 /  Barbara Curson
PwC survey indicates that more businesses expect to be audited.
37

Plugging the tax gap – if Sars can identify it

21 Sep 2021 /  Barbara Curson
If it could be calculated and analysed, Sars would be able to see where it should be directing its energy and resources.
9

The public has the right to be taken seriously by government during consultation

13 Sep 2021 /  Barbara Curson
Minister found to have paid lip service to the ‘notion of participative democracy’ in notices regarding alien and invasive species.
39

Sars behaving badly: Revenue service exercised ‘unreasonable discretion’ in disallowing penalty

9 Sep 2021 /  Barbara Curson
High Court rules taxpayer had reasonable grounds for the penalty imposed to be remitted.
29

Former Transnet executive to pay back secret profits of R26.4m

1 Sep 2021 /  Barbara Curson
Group executive for capital projects Herbert Msagala was part of ‘an unlawful conspiracy’, acquiring various properties and 36 cars.
17

Toxic workplaces and sexual harassment still common in professional firms

20 Aug 2021 /  Barbara Curson
A top London-based financial newspaper refers to 'a culture of fear at the world’s leading accounting firms', hinting at the scale of the problem from which South Africa is not immune.

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