Barbara Curson

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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.

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?

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.

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?

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?

Zuma receives more death threats

Cough, cough, duck and dive.

Zuma warns – ‘I have been provoked!’

Day one of the former president’s testimony dives into his history, but he warns that he will ‘spill the beans’.

The enablers of state capture

Deficient, negligent or complicit?

Did Steinhoff’s CFO jump ship, or was he pushed?

Surely all hands should be on deck?

So much for South Africa’s sovereignty

Dirco director-general learnt about the Gupta wedding party’s arrival at Waterkloof Air Force Base when he read about it in the papers.



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