Category: Business & Economics

Queueing Theory

Rate this Opinion

Rate this OpinionWhat drama! I had to renew my Driver’s license. I tried to do this on the Thursday before the Easter Weekend by planning an early 700 am arrival at Rossburgh License Bureau, Durban thinking I will be in the office by 9am. Alas,…

Don’t raise VAT, rather clamp down on illicit trade

Rate this Opinion

Rate this OpinionBillions of rands can easily be brought into over-stretched-state coffers if illicit trade is addressed with urgency.  South Africans were shocked in October last year when then Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba informed the nation in his mid-term budget speech that a drastic decline in economic growth, coupled with “a sharp deterioration” in tax collections had led to a…