Money Issues


The shortest month of the year brings salaried employees a measure of relief as their money doesn’t have to stretch as far as it did in January.

Employers, however, face the annual reckoning of the tax year end. As the date races towards us there is a last minute opportunity to consider what tax benefits can yet be optimised before midnight on the 28th? Have you met your tax obligations? Should you open a tax-free investment account to benefit from long-term tax savings? As you consider how to minimise your tax bill, take comfort in the advice available from knowledgeable experts.

This month in The Catalyst, Sasha Planting explores the benefit of using a financial advisor, Sabelo Thusi offers some tax tips, and Des Chambers investigates how you would evaluate your business if you were ready to sell it. There’s a terrific book by Lesley-Caren Johnson, which absolutely should be on your bookshelf. Lastly, we explore the way mushrooms make money with Ugan Pillay, a SAB Foundation Tholoana Enterprise Programme participant, and we invite you to share the news of this exciting programme with entrepreneurs in your network.

The last minute might just save you money, and if not will help you set a more timely reminder for next year. Enjoy!


Signature CW copyCatherine Wijnberg
CEO and Founder of Fetola