Trending on Moneyweb
Top articles and comments, based on the Moneyweb Insiders activity.
The top shared articles of past 24hours.
    Barbara Curson / 4 August 2020 Doesn't believe taxpayers can make honest errors.
     116      16
    Adriaan Kruger / 3 August 2020 Shenanigans to avoid paying out client trading profits – or efforts to stop rogue traders?
     79      4
    Ciaran Ryan / 4 August 2020 The floodgates have opened for thousands of people whose foreign-registered vehicles have been impounded over the decades.
     69      2
    Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo, Reuters / 3 August 2020 In early trade the rand was 0.47% weaker at R17.14 per dollar, its weakest since July 8.
     42      0
    Mfuneko Toyana, Reuters / 3 August 2020 Over the revenue losses suffered due to the near 3-month coronavirus ban on alcohol sales.
     32      8
    Ryk van Niekerk / 3 August 2020 Corporates should include another 'p' in their marketing plans, to support proper journalism.
     28      7
    Tebogo Tshwane / 3 August 2020 In R3.8 billion Optimum claim.
     28      27
    Roy Cokayne / 3 August 2020 With the benefits going to consumers to stimulate demand for new vehicles locally.
     28      17
    Melitta Ngalonkulu / 4 August 2020 Cut-off date will be announced two weeks ahead of time.
     24      1
    Melitta Ngalonkulu / 3 August 2020 Customers can earn points on clothing bought.
     22      0
    Roy Cokayne / 4 August 2020 Also, a look at concerns around vehicle and driver's licences not being renewed and the link with insurance claims being rejected.
     16      0
    Adelaide Changole, Bloomberg / 3 August 2020 Foreigners were net sellers of South African stocks for the second day Friday.
     14      0
    Suren Naidoo / 4 August 2020 It still 'doesn’t make financial sense to open' with Covid-19 inter-provincial and international travel bans in place.
     14      0
    Robert Brand, Bloomberg / 3 August 2020 Options traders are hedging against wider rand swings, with a bias toward weakness.
     8      3
    Janice Kew, Bloomberg / 3 August 2020 Even as the main lower-income customers of Africa’s largest food retailer battle with the impact of an economic slowdown.
     4      1
The top shared articles of the past 7 days.
    Amanda Visser / 3 August 2020 More than 3 million taxpayers will have their tax returns filed by Sars on their behalf this year.
     379      39
    Aby Jose Koilparambil and Emma Rumney, Reuters / 29 July 2020 In bid to raise cash to pay off debts.
     361      9
    Suren Naidoo / 30 July 2020 Date for relaxation of rules yet to be confirmed.
     184      24
    Hilton Tarrant / 29 July 2020 And why new virtual credit/debit cards are more secure….
     180      20
    Suren Naidoo / 29 July 2020 Business and essential air travel not enough to keep airline industry afloat.
     138      10
    Stealthy Wealth / 29 July 2020 You are allowed to exceed the limits, but Sars will bring out its big 40% stick.
     130      14
    Barbara Curson / 4 August 2020 Doesn't believe taxpayers can make honest errors.
     116      16
    Paul Burkhardt and Mike Cohen, Bloomberg / 28 July 2020 Utility head is navigating a political minefield.
     95      5
    Suren Naidoo / 30 July 2020 Group makes 'settlement’ offer in the wake of financial regulators reaching a landmark agreement with insurers to assist virus-hit small businesses
     82      10
    Amanda Visser / 30 July 2020 While undercollection of existing taxes continues.
     80      40
    Adriaan Kruger / 3 August 2020 Shenanigans to avoid paying out client trading profits – or efforts to stop rogue traders?
     79      4
    Adriaan Kruger / 30 July 2020 Petrochemicals company to net around R8.5bn from sale of air plant.
     72      5
    Ciaran Ryan / 4 August 2020 The floodgates have opened for thousands of people whose foreign-registered vehicles have been impounded over the decades.
     69      2
    Suren Naidoo / 31 July 2020 If President Cyril Ramaphosa really believes tourism is an apex sector for job creation, he needs to take the industry more seriously.
     62      14
    Jesse Morgans / 29 July 2020 Investing in fixed income instruments over a long period could lead to higher longevity risk for retired investors.
     62      0
The top shared articles of the past month.
    Melitta Ngalonkulu / 21 July 2020 Medical Research Council says its report may have influenced the reintroduction of the alcohol ban, but alternatives should be considered.
     948      67
    Hilton Tarrant / 16 July 2020 What’s telling is what it is not buying from Edcon.
     384      8
    Amanda Visser / 3 August 2020 More than 3 million taxpayers will have their tax returns filed by Sars on their behalf this year.
     379      39
    Suren Naidoo / 23 July 2020 Rate has now been cut by 300 basis points in 2020 to mitigate economic impact of Covid-19 pandemic.
     374      35
    Aby Jose Koilparambil and Emma Rumney, Reuters / 29 July 2020 In bid to raise cash to pay off debts.
     361      9
    Ciaran Ryan / 13 July 2020 There’s a reason New Zealand’s economic performance is as stunning as its response to Covid.
     359      64
    Pavel Alpeyev, Bloomberg / 11 July 2020 And much safer.
     342      7
    Mike Schüssler / 20 July 2020 Economic realities shared by unequal societies should ring alarm bells loud and clear against increased government spending.
     307      24
    Hilton Tarrant / 20 July 2020 40% of consumers only have enough savings to last a month….
     289      31
    Ryk van Niekerk / 17 July 2020 Pierre Naudé's nCino makes spectacular debut on the Nasdaq.
     285      33
    Hilton Tarrant / 14 July 2020 How a R485m transaction ended up costing (mostly shareholders) over R900m.
     282      24
    Ciaran Ryan / 15 July 2020 Boosted by a strong gold price and quest for diversification.
     272      46
    Ray Ndlovu and Brian Latham, Bloomberg / 10 July 2020 Deal pertains to 4 000 affected farmers.
     269      17
    Larry Claasen / 16 July 2020 But just how 'tangible' are they?
     265      18
    Barbara Curson / 20 July 2020 The question is to what extent auditors have facilitated state capture and corruption.
     249      25
The latest 15 comments.
  1. boepens

    4 August 2020 @ 8:13 am
  2. at this stage few things would give me more pleasure.So heartily and completely sick of what is going down in our country.

  3. Griet

    4 August 2020 @ 8:13 am
  4. Thick as two planks.

  5. Lance Goodthrust

    4 August 2020 @ 8:10 am
  6. This reeks of desperation.

  7. Gracey

    4 August 2020 @ 8:07 am
  8. Yawning

  9. Griet

    4 August 2020 @ 8:07 am
  10. Yes. Wealth tax, aka stealing people’s savings.

  11. Incitatus

    4 August 2020 @ 8:06 am
  12. SARS is becoming increasingly desperate. Wait until the end of August, when the provisional returns are in, SARS. You ain’t seen nothing yet. Your income is going to collapse completely.

  13. Dadape

    4 August 2020 @ 8:02 am
  14. both industries harm people. So it is not a bad thing they are banned. The bad thing is the illicit economy that is growing because of it and the police are doing nothing about it.

  15. Senzo Tanaka is your Shidoshi

    4 August 2020 @ 8:02 am
  16. We received benefits for April, May and June. Each month had its own difficulties which we were fortunately able to solve.

    We did this while not being registered on Ufiling. We only claimed for 3 employees though.

  17. Dadape

    4 August 2020 @ 8:01 am
  18. It sounds bad upon first glance. However this is a blessing in disguise for this country. How many murders and crimes occur on Alcohol?! I see people already looking fitter and healthier in this country. Alcohol is too easily available everywhere to the detriment of our society. It is a GOOD thing that it has been banned!

    There is already more productivity in the economy. May God bless South Africa always. Fixed Investment is still up and so is our trade surplus. Thanks SAB but no thanks!

  19. pwgg

    4 August 2020 @ 7:56 am
  20. The more difficult and intimidating it becomes to deal with SARS the more skelm we will become.

  21. Zokey

    4 August 2020 @ 7:55 am
  22. HOW MUCH IS THIS LUDICROUS ALCOHOL BAN REALLY COST THE GOVERNMENT IN REVENUE??? Do you think they have a recovery plan??????????? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  23. Zokey

    4 August 2020 @ 7:50 am
  24. They NEED Financial Fitness Training!! Now more than ever.
    LET’S WORK TOGETHER AND REBUILD THIS COUNTRY !!!

  25. Zokey

    4 August 2020 @ 7:48 am
  26. How much revenue “WOULD THAT HAVE CREATED” for government?????? You gotta love these on the job trainee’s in government.

  27. GinaSchroeder

    4 August 2020 @ 7:41 am
  28. And teaching someone finances and business administration isn’t the right education?

    The business opportunities for educated folk in 3rd world are much higher than elsewhere.

    Although perhaps earning a salary elsewhere could be better?

  29. Yourhighness

    4 August 2020 @ 7:40 am
  30. Oh dear, another source for corrupt officials is drying up and guess who’s going to pay if the class action is successful? You and me brother, you and me!

The top voted comments of the past 7 days.
  1. SPAP

    30 July 2020 @ 12:40 am
  2. I’d luv to know who the geniuses are that wrote the report suggesting that more taxes be imposed to boost failing municipalities. Damned if it’s not analogous to a dog eating its tail (and more). So, to solve the scourge of incompetence and dishonesty the officials responsible deserve to get their hands on more money to steal and squander. Viva the gravey train viva.

    With such enlightened advice , I suppose it’d be idiotic to hint / suggest that it might be better to purge the system by firing and prosecuting on a mass scale and in replacing the rot with capable people who must be held accountable.

  3. Sensei

    3 August 2020 @ 8:41 pm
  4. As much as I want to agree with you, I find it close to impossible. There were good people in the Gestapo who honestly believed in the cause. The Nazis were the salt of the earth. The devaluation of the currency during the Weimar Republic, and the resulting poverty, shaped their understanding of reality. They had reasons and excuses for being Nazis.

    A good, intelligent, honourable and capable ANC member votes for the DA or the FF+. The voter cannot claim to be moral while he serves the devil on the side. An honourable and capable ANC member is a contradiction in terms, almost like a humanitarian Nazi.

    I respect the fact that some of the original ANC members were honourable and capable individuals when they joined the party more than 25 years ago. They enjoy freedom of choice and they have alternatives. If they remain loyal ANC members today, they are showing their true colours. They expose their real character by affiliating to a criminal organisation. All criminals have many excuses though.

  5. King Khan

    31 July 2020 @ 12:40 am
  6. The vile, uneducated and evil deeds of the member constituents of the ruling party and government are without any remorse for their cannibalism and treachery. Impunity fosters corruption and the absence of justice processes us hard working and tax paying citizens into fodder for the insatiable appetite of the greedy and corrupt.

    The poor are mortally wounded and the rest of us are robbed liberally. Suspensions will not suffice, we want prosecutions. At this point, a cession of life would befit them.

  7. Joe elze

    28 July 2020 @ 8:57 am
  8. Shameful treatment of the elderly is a trademark of African goverments, very much the opposite of their loudly proclaimed ‘ubuntu’.

  9. LawAbidingCitizen

    30 July 2020 @ 7:24 am
  10. Its in the title “dysfunctional”, it does not matter how much you raise taxes as a compliant citizen you are going to force us to stop paying as well, Tired of being raped by this Goverment. The idiots in charge are the problem.

    Typical ANC behavior, take what’s not yours to give to yourself. How the hell do we have Judge rule in favor of Eskom when all the bailouts for them are already being funded by my taxes.

  11. GinaSchroeder

    30 July 2020 @ 5:05 am
  12. We need some really simple effective plans. Not more taxes.

    Mostly though we need a few “nasty bastards” (those managers who are blunt rude and incredibly effective) at key management points in every munic.

  13. Bobby Dollar

    30 July 2020 @ 3:00 am
  14. The ANC love to rationalize some of these tax decisions (etolls NHI etc) by throwing in examples of other “developed” countries to make it sound perfectly fine- “spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down” as the song goes. Problem is, tell the whole truth ANC- those countries have taxpayer bases of upwards if 80% unlike SAs 20% – and dropping.

  15. Zokey

    30 July 2020 @ 6:51 am
  16. The article headline is incomplete. It should say Proposed new taxes to help dysfunctional municipalities steal more

  17. Gracey

    29 July 2020 @ 3:08 am
  18. ‘Ramaphosa said he’ll act on corruption’ – yeah right.Bugs bunny and liewe heksie are also still alive.

  19. Gracey

    31 July 2020 @ 8:51 am
  20. The government destroyed SA and its tourism.

  21. Vanman

    28 July 2020 @ 4:19 pm
  22. Well done!! I just can’t see that the CEO will survive, should Eskom continue with this approach..

  23. Gracey

    1 August 2020 @ 8:09 am
  24. Just don’t buy it! It’s overpriced, takes a long time to charge.Imagine how much energy it will drain going over Sir Lowry’s or Franschoek pass.

  25. Mmmm

    28 July 2020 @ 4:28 pm
  26. Pravin Gupta is busy playing with SAA.

    My view is Mr. de Ruyter might be a bit naive or VERY clever.

    Naive because he knew upfront he could not fix ESKOM “properly” as he does not have mandate to reduce the bloated workforce. So if you knew that before you took the job??? Go tell someone else you are trying to fix it.

    VERY clever if he gets anywhere. Good luck boet. You will need it.

  27. edalsg

    28 July 2020 @ 6:08 pm
  28. Dear Mmmmm: The problem is that any voters leaving the ANC are dumb to begin with (having supported them) , therefore probabably dumb enough to move to the EFF : If we think they ANC are bad can you imagine if that clueless bunch get in !!!!

  29. Sensei

    31 July 2020 @ 7:19 am
  30. Can you believe it! The ANC even has an “ethics commission”! What an insult to the average intelligence! The standards of behaviour, the principles of right and wrong, and basic decency at this institution are so non-existent that it even abuses an “ethics commission” as a smokescreen to whitewash the criminal activity of senior ANC members.

    They even corrupt and abuse the concept of the word. They pretend to appoint ethical members to the ethics commission where their only task is to find that other ethical ANC members acted ethically. In the meantime, everybody in the ANC is corrupt to the core, and everybody knows it. Luthuli House is a loose affiliation of bandits and looters who camouflage themselves under the pretence of hard-working politicians. The BEE billionaire presides over this ruinous farce.

    The ANC can never act against corruption because the ANC is built upon corruption and patronage. Acting against corruption will destroy its foundation. South African society is adrift on the wide stormy ocean of international competition on the small, dilapidated and leaking rubber-dinghy called the ANC. It is powered by the smoking and sputtering 1-horsepower motor called rampant corruption.

    Who is the biggest criminal – the “amateur” who risks shame and scorn with illegal plunder, or the “professional” who reaps fame and fortune by corrupting the law to legalise plunder? Only the amateurs ever appear before the ethics commission. The professional plunderer is a high and mighty member of the commission!

    Society can still act against illegal plunder but society is impotent to act against legalised plunder. Even worse still, society rewards the corruption of the law by honouring those who corrupted the law to legalise their acts of plunder. Society rewards such a person with BEE billions and honours him by putting him in the highest office!

    How can such a society honestly expect to end this process of plunder and corruption that they have enabled, and now so passionately reward, protect and honour?

    “When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.” – Frédéric Bastiat

The top commented articles of the past 7 days.
    Tebogo Tshwane / 31 July 2020 Threaten government leaders with legal action if it doesn’t.
     37      46
    Amanda Visser / 30 July 2020 While undercollection of existing taxes continues.
     80      40
    Amanda Visser / 3 August 2020 More than 3 million taxpayers will have their tax returns filed by Sars on their behalf this year.
     379      39
    Roy Cokayne / 30 July 2020 Depreciation of the rand blamed.
     56      39
    Prinesha Naidoo, Bloomberg / 1 August 2020 In the three months to June, there was a R47 billion under-recovery.
     43      32
    Tebogo Tshwane / 3 August 2020 In R3.8 billion Optimum claim.
     28      27
    Kim Harrisberg, Thomson Reuters Foundation / 1 August 2020 Government's proposal says network operators 'have the right to enter upon and use public and private land'.
     33      26
    Hlelo Giyose / 28 July 2020 And why there may be growing opportunity – an op-ed by First Avenue CIO Hlelo Giyose.
     46      26
    Larry Claasen / 29 July 2020 The lender noted SA's commitment to 'transparently monitor and report' Covid-19 spend soon after Ramaphosa said he'll act on corruption.
     49      24
    Suren Naidoo / 30 July 2020 Date for relaxation of rules yet to be confirmed.
     184      24
    Tebogo Tshwane / 29 July 2020 Government's largest Covid-19 loan is approved, now SA's fate lies in how we pick up the pieces.
     26      23
    Tebogo Tshwane / 28 July 2020 Rescue practitioners say the company's restructuring plan is now unconditional.
     58      21
    Danny Bradlow / 2 August 2020 In some cases, the IMF may require the country to undertake certain policy actions before it can access the funds.
     27      20
    Hilton Tarrant / 29 July 2020 And why new virtual credit/debit cards are more secure….
     180      20
    Tebogo Tshwane / 30 July 2020 And Mboweni clarifies reports on tender corruption and the IMF bogeyman.
     28      19
NEWSLETTERS WEB APP SHOP PORTFOLIO TOOL TRENDING CPD HUB

Follow us:

Search Articles:Advanced Search
Click a Company: