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Why do we need wealth tax?

When: Monday, 21 August 2017 - Monday, 21 August 2017
Where: Parktown Management Campus
Donald Gordon Auditorium, WBS
Start time:18:00
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The Wits Business School and the Wits School of governance will host this discussion with Judge Dennis Davis.

Slow economic growth, worsening unemployment figures and a persistent inequality gap beg the question: What role can our tax system play in addressing these challenges? Policy makers in a number of countries, including South Africa, are considering how wealth taxes can assist in addressing the unacceptable levels of inequality in our society.

The Davis Tax Committee, led by Judge Dennis Davis, has called on the public to make submissions on wealth taxes. Wits Business School (WBS) and the Wits School of Governance (WSG) will host a discussion with Judge Dennis Davis, serving Judge of the High Court in South Africa, Professor Imraan Valodia, the Dean of the Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management and Pundy Pillay, Professor of Economics and Public Finance and Research Director at WSG, on the imperative to address inequality in South Africa and the role of taxes, especially wealth taxes, within the economy.

Hilary Joffe, editor-at-large at Business Day, will facilitate the discussion.


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