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Constitutional Court Judge in South Africa

Judge Dennis Davis was educated at Herzlia School, Universities of Cape town (UCT) and Cambridge. He began teaching at UCT in 1977 and was appointed to a personal chair of Commercial Law, in 1989. Between 1991 and 1997 he was Director of the Centre for Applied Legal Studies of the University of the Witwatersrand. He held joint appointment at Wits and UCT 1995 - 1997. He was appointed a Judge of the High Court in 1998 and as President of the Competition Appeal Court in 2000. Since his appointment to the Bench, he has continued to teach constitutional law and tax law at UCT where he is an Hon. Professor of law. Dennis is a member of the Commission of Enquiry into Tax Structure of South Africa and was a Technical Advisor to the Constitutional Assembly where the negotiations for South Africa's interim and final constitutions were formulated and concluded. He hosted a TV programme, Future Imperfect which was an award winning current affairs programme between 1993-1998. He has been a visiting lecturer/professor at the Universities of Cambridge, Florida, Toronto and Harvard.

SOUTH AFRICA GEARING UP FOR TAX REVOLT

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The South African Revenue Services (SARS) has released its annual report for 2017/2018.
Collections for the 2017/18 financial year amounted to R1 216.5 billion, which is R843 million or less than 1% below the revised target of R1 217.3 billion.
While this is slightly short of expectations, it was still R72.4 billion or 6.3% more than the previous year and significantly higher than the GDP growth, said acting SARS commissioner Mark Kingon.
https://businesstech.co.za/news/finance/277907/heres-what-south-africans-think-of-sars-and-the-possibility-of-a-tax-revolt/
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The questions surrounding a possible tax revolt are especially timely ahead of finance minister Tito Mboweni’s inaugural medium-term budget policy statement (MTBPS) later this month.
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During his MTBPS last October, former finance minister Malusi Gigaba cited concerns around the weakening tax compliance and tax morality in South Africa.
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“Behavioural responses to tax increases may be larger than anticipated and revenue could perform below expectations even if taxes are hiked,” Gigaba said.
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“Compliance concerns are mounting in the context of tax administration challenges and weakening tax morality.”
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How about as many people as possible buying only zero VAT foods for a week? Fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, bread, milk... it is possible - and you'll give your body a health boost in the process... but will it have any effect
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A certain irony that non-tax payers are prosecuted, yet the ABUSE of tax moneys goes COMPLETELY unpunished
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I know several tax practitioners and none of them haVE a positive opinion of SARS
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Tax must still be paid- but what if companies did not pay it over until the corruption and corrupt individuals have been cleared from the offices they hold.
It’s not like service is actually being provided at the moment anyway
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