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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Business Day by Natasha Marrian.]

State capture, corruption and an accountability deficit have resulted in even upstanding taxpayers looking for ways to avoid paying their taxes or undercut the taxman.

SA Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner Edward Kieswetter says public confidence in the government has taken a knock over the past decade, and it has yet to properly recover.

It’s a significant problem, given that the budget shows tax revenue is expected to be R63.3bn lower than projected.

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South Africa at a Glance
58 780 000 (mid 2019 estimate)
4.6% y/y in February 2020 (CPI) & +4.5 y/y in February 2020 (PPI)
-1.4% q/q (4th quarter of 2019)
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