The rand was weaker in range-bound trade at midday on Tuesday as the local currency crossed R13 to the dollar after firming to R12.70 on Monday. Analysts said the rand was likely to trend weaker ahead of S& P Global’s expected rating update on Friday and the release of US nonfarm payroll data on the same day. Weaker commodity prices added to the local currency’s woes. At 11.42am the rand was at R13.0742 to the dollar from R12.9689‚ trading in a range of R12.95 and R13.08.
Nonexecutive directors could face onerous obligations after the South African Revenue Service (SARS) ruling that they need to register for value-added tax (VAT) before June 1 2017, some analysts say. There are 2,248 nonexecutive directors in SA, most of whom earn more than the annual R1m threshold for registration of an enterprise under the VAT Act. "Many may decide it is not worth their while to serve," said PwC VAT partner Charles de Wet. He described the new regulations as problematic.
The rand was stronger against the dollar in late-afternoon trade on Friday amid media reports that the ANC National Executive Committee (NEC) might have a majority to vote President Jacob Zuma out, at the NEC meeting at the weekend. The rand strengthened against the dollar despite the dollar firming against the euro on better-than-expected US GDP numbers for the first quarter. The rand normally firms on a weaker dollar.
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Selecting a term
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