Category: Financial

Cryptocurrencies and tax – SARS will take its bite from your Bitcoin

Cryptocurrencies and tax – SARS will take its bite from your Bitcoin

In these blogs and in my discussions with clients the topic of cryptocurrencies has been raised on a regular basis. The fact is, whether you think this is a good investment opportunity or not, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) is sharpening its focus and intention to ‘mine’ it for tax revenue – as is within its rights. This is also not a new thing – SARS has been warning us for years.

Some musings on the new Tax strategy of SARS

Some musings on the new Tax strategy of SARS

How does a government increase its income without adding new taxes? After all, there are important local elections this year and reassuring the public that you REALLY will do your very utmost ‘bestest best’ NOT to pull the tax noose tighter, the Government needs more money.

PART 2: Investing in rental properties: what is happening in this market in 2021?

PART 2: Investing in rental properties: what is happening in this market in 2021?

Many people may have been wondering if this is the opportune time to put themselves in debt and buy a property for investment purposes. For those who already have rental properties, the question becomes this: with all the economic insecurity people from all walks of life face, is using real estate as a form of passive income still a reliable investment?

On prices and dinosaurs – watching the History Channel and reliving your youth

On prices and dinosaurs – watching the History Channel and reliving your youth

A university has invited me to address their history department. I think they did so because I am the only fossil – an ex-student – they could find. Initially I thought it would be fun to tell the students about what it was like studying at that institution during the 1970s (the good old days?) but on reflection I realised it is all a bit embarrassing!

PERCEPTION – how do we make sense of these times?

PERCEPTION – how do we make sense of these times?

As we leave the first year of the 2020s behind us, we may wonder what happened? It’s hard to believe any of what we were and are experiencing was or is real. In this post we want to look at what has been, why we reacted the way we did and how we can recalibrate for the future.