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Violence Flairs as Kenyans Protest Against Tax Raises

The response to tax increases in Kenya has been progressively violent after days of protesting. Reports from the Guardian and Aljazeera show that the demonstrations are becoming a threat to human life. Teargas and live ammunition have been used against...

Kenya to Double Tax Big Tech

Kenya is reportedly planning to impose double tax on giant tech companies like Amazon, Google, Apple, and Facebook which use the internet to market and sell products. According to Business Daily, the country's Treasury has proposed to increase digital tax...

MultiChoice Shares Soar as Nigerian Tax Dispute is Settled

South Africa's MultiChoice Group, one of the leading entertainment companies in Africa, saw a rise in its shares on Thursday after the company reached a settlement agreement of $4.4 billion with Nigerian authorities. According to Bloomberg, MultiChoice had agreed to...

Uganda: Social media tax payers fall to 6.8 mln

According to a quarterly report by the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), the number of internet subscribers who paid the social media tax reduced from 8.04 million in July 2018 to 6.84 million people in September.41 Last year, Uganda’s parliament passed...

Uganda government sued over social media tax

The Ugandan government recently introduced a law to tax social media users which went into effect as of July 1 2017. According to BBC, the taxes are an attempt by the government to help alleviate the country’s debt. Additionally, Ugandan...

Be prepared when it comes to retirement tax

As contentious as the issue may be, the reality of life for those retiring or approaching retirement in South Africa is that savings in whatever form, including a retirement fund lump sum and tax-free investments are taxable. But forewarned...

Uganda approves social media tax

On Wednesday, May 31 Uganda's parliamentarians approved the proposed law to tax social media users and mobile money. The controversial new law serves Ugandans who use the internet messaging services including WhatsApp to be charged a daily tax. Mobile money...

Silver linings for smaller businesses in Budget 2018

As expected, the Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba, and Treasury have proposed some tough measures to address South Africa’s tax collection shortfall, growing budget deficit, and new spending priorities such as free education. Higher VAT, fuel levies and import duties on luxury...

Can we solve the tax dilemma around Bitcoin?

Although usually behind the global curve, South Africa seems to be keeping pace with the current Bitcoin trend. This is positive, as we are living in an increasingly digital world with it only being a matter of time before...

Will Tanzania’s Finance Bill stymie Internet growth?

Amendments to Tanzania’s recently passed Finance Bill 2013 has ushered in a 14,5% excise duty on all mobile airtime, mobile services, as well as landline and wireless telecommunication services. According to research Tanzanians will have to fork out more...
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R500 Million to Expand Broadband in Townships & Rural Areas

This financial year, Vodacom Eastern Cape plans to invest R500 million as part of its larger digital inclusion strategy...
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