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.

Is the National Empowerment Fund living up to its name?

Has it successfully delivered into the hands of many?

Does the SABC need 12 directors?

SABC's irregular expenditure reaches R5.2bn.

Development Bank reliant on raising new debt to fund liabilities

Would you invest in this entity?

Warming up for a taxpayer shakedown

When government wants to take more, it mentions the poor – but does not admit any responsibility for poverty or suffering.

Armscor board not exercising sufficient oversight

Employee-related costs are almost double revenue.

The Road Accident Fund is hopelessly insolvent

'There is a material uncertainty relating to whether the RAF is a going concern' – AG.

Icasa presents a hackneyed solution to a problem it hasn’t identified

Creating regulations out of vague and indeterminate descriptions.

PIC fails to provide an exemplary service to government pensioners

Then pays a dividend of R80m to government – off the back of income on assets surely owned primarily by the state employee pension pot?

Zuma again draws on his constitutional rights to avoid justice

ANC cadres were in court on Tuesday to support Zuma against the state. Awkward.

Sars – Please protect me from yourself

The revenue service has tricky bridges to cross in its long, arduous journey to recovery.

Eskom to get R59bn, but T&Cs are onerous

Monthly 'management' reports compliant with IFRS mandated. Seriously?

Denel in 2019 – new board, same old problems

Inadequate audit evidence to provide basis for audit opinion.

Tax Ombud provides exemplary service to taxpayers

But details of new systemic issues at Sars emerge.

Transnet still suffers from state capture’s harmful impact

It has insufficient cash flow to fund debt repayment.

Coega aims to become the champion of socio-economic development

But at what cost to the fiscus?

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