Press Releases

Press releases can be found here. Read up about latest developments at Mazars as well as commentary on pertinent current topics such as tax, The Budget Speech and more.

Proposed amendments to anti-corruption laws will benefit South Africa

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Sub-Saharan Africa remains the region with the highest levels of corruption worldwide, according to Transparency International’s latest Corruption Perceptions Index. With an overall score of 43 out of 100, the index also indicates that South Africa is significantly worse off than its neighbours, Botswana and Namibia. With this in mind, the proposed amendments contained in the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Bill may offer some much needed support in combatting corruption in the country.

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Mazars appoints director for new IT Advisory division

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Mazars South Africa, as part of its strategy to further grow its advisory services, has announced the appointment of Terence Govender as Director of its newly established IT Advisory division.

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Mazars breaks into Big 4 arena

Mazars breaks into Big 4 arena
Global audit and advisory firm, Mazars has launched a practice to offer skills and consulting services to businesses in the financial sector. The newly established Mazars Financial Services Africa is geared towards assisting companies to meet the challenges of an evolving market.

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Are You Missing the Tech Train

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Mazars publishes Tech Train study revealing global technological familiarity, investment and implementation levels

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Future of Telcos press release

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Mazars announces the release of the Mazars Mobile Payments Index, which identifies those markets worldwide where mobile financial services opportunities are the greatest. In the Index – which analyses 17 markets and ten variables related to consumer behaviour, mobile payment penetration, and regulation and infrastructure - China, the US and the UK emerged as the markets with the most potential; South Africa, Mexico and India ranked bottom of the Index

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MAZARS CREATES MAZARS NORTH AMERICA ALLIANCE

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11 July 2019: Mazars, the international audit and advisory firm, today announces the creation of Mazars North America Alliance.

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Mazars congratulates the winners and nominees of the Africa CEO Forum Awards

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Mazars was the proud sponsor of the Africa CEO Forum awards bringing its auditing expertise to the selection process of the awards’ nominees and winners.

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Budget Speech 2019 may be more populist than technical

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13 February 2019: With the 2019 South African general election set for the 8th of May this year, there is likely to be significant pressure on Treasury to find ways of reassuring the public and maintaining support for the current government. As such, the upcoming 2019 Budget Speech is expected to contain more populist and political messages than major tax change announcements.

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What SARS’ statement on religious institutions really means

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In a recent statement, Mark Kingon, the acting commissioner of the South African Revenue Service (SARS), made it clear that the revenue service would ensure religious institutions – which are usually exempt from tax – are tax compliant.

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