Opinion

The Foreign Employment Exemption and Financial Emigration

With the change to the exemption for foreign-earned income coming into effect on 1 March 2020, many expatriates are being advised to financially emigrate in order to ensure that they are not taxed in South Africa on their world-wide income.  Such advice is not necessarily correct and will depend on the factual circumstances applicable to…

Opinion

Post-Election Analysis – The ‘Cabinet Maker’

Deep divisions within the ANC remain We survived the election and the second wave of turbulence surrounding President Ramaphosa’s Cabinet announcement. Does this mean that there are blue skies ahead? There will be some turbulence and it will now take different forms that a full Parliament and Executive is in place. The Cabinet provides some…

Opinion

2019 Election and aftermath: Twin Peaks Turbulence?

The election circus The election circus has come and gone with the advertising posters on light posts all that remains. There were lots of harlequins, clowns and jesters whose antics were neither funny nor entertaining. This may explain the disturbing 7.4% decline in voter turnout. Citizens were simply not amused. About 9 million eligible voters…

Opinion

The 2019 Elections: Changes in Political Risk?

Ivor Sarakinsky has been Dynasty’s primary consulting political analyst for some years now, he teaches at the Wits School of Governance, has a PhD in Political Studies from the University of the Witwatersrand, and recently obtained his professorship. He has achieved much in his career — for example he was an expert for the ANC’s…

Opinion Where did my return go? - Coronation Fund Managers, Christo Lineveldt

Where did my return go? – Coronation Fund Managers

Growth assets disappointed in the recent past. It is understandable that some investors may want to give up. But only looking backwards may lead you to the wrong conclusions. Recent Outcomes Were Weak Recent experience has planted doubt in the minds of some investors as the risk-return trade-off did not hold. The truth is that…