PODCAST | Important court win for small business owner against SARS

An interview with Jean-Louis Nel, Tax Attorney, Tax Consulting SA, and Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO, ArkKonsult, discussing how the Pretoria High Court granted a small business owner an urgent basis for relief against SARS who depleted his bank account without following due process.

PODCAST | VAT – your key to unlocking the COVID-19 cashflow...

An interview with Kevin Black, Director, VAT Claims International, and Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO, ArkKonsult, discussing how COVID-19 and the lockdown has severely impacted business cash flows. Surviving the shock is challenging the resilience of enterprises and executives.

PODCAST | Green New Deal can stimulate economic recovery and create...

An interview with Barry Bredenkamp, General Manager Energy Efficiency, South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI), and Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO, ArkKonsult, discussing the Green New Deal (GND) and how harnessing its benefits can help grow the economy and create jobs in a post-COVID-19 world.

Copyright Amendment Bill – public participation shambles!

The Copyright Amendment Bill has caused great uncertainty in South African and global artistic and creative markets. The bill has gone through many revisions and attracted widespread criticism. Today, it awaits and has been waiting for President Ramaphosa’s signature for months. But the whole activity must be restarted due to government’s mishandling of the public participation process. If this is not done, the bill will lack the legitimacy that every government policy requires, particularly from the relevant constituency – in this case, innovators.

PODCAST | Emergency Budget speech expectations

Wednesday's emergency Budget speech will be crucial for businesses and individuals  struggling under the weight of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

COVID-19 second phase economic response: Tax Relief

National Treasury has published another draft bill to formalise the tax relief measures available in response to the devastating covid-19 pandemic. It is hoped this will clarify uncertainty and offer some relief during these tough times.

Gradual lifting of lockdown – impact on agriculture

The phased or risk-adjusted approach to lift the current national lockdown is welcome news for the agricultural sector, especially those industries mostly affected by the Covid-19 lockdown.

Fitch downgrade is not as bad as it seems

There was more salt in the wounds for South Africa when Fitch announced that they were downgrading government's credit rating another notch, this follows the announcing by Moody's a week ago that they were also downgrading the credit rating.

PODCAST | Force majeure and contractual obligations (COVID-19)

An interview with Yasmine Wilson, Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright, and Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO, ArkKonsult, discussing the impact of COVID-19 on force majeure clauses in contracts.

PODCAST | COVID-19 and business interruption – are you covered?

An interview with Raynold Tlhavani, Partner Webber Wentzel, and Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO, ArkKonsult, discussing business interruption insurance in the light of impact of COVID-19.


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