Tax Policy - A global look at healing the economy post-pandemic - Afternoon Session
12:30 to 13:00
The Global Tax World Post-COVID: Consensus or Disunity?
The global tax world was already in the midst of change post-2008 in order to prevent base erosion and profit shifting. This change was already causing many countries to question the world order in tax. The question now is whether any chance of consensus has collapsed altogether.
Prof. Deborah Tickle
13:00 to 13:30
International Trade and Cross-Border Investment: Africa in the New World Order
The slogan of free trade has increasingly come under scrutiny along with the free flow of cross-border investment. Where are African economics heading as more and more countries retreat behind their borders?
13:30 to 13:45
13:45 to 14:15
The Future of the African Free Trade Agreement
It is now uniformly agreed that free trade within the African region will stimulate long-term growth beyond the current trajectory. Will COVID slow or accelerate this objective and how far along is the agreement in terms of practical implementation?
Senior Director - Customs, Trade Compliance and Regulatory Affairs (DHL)
Executive Director (Tralac - Trade Law Centre NPC)
14:15 to 14:45
The Role of the Tax Ombud During the Cyril Ramaphosa Era
The Tax Ombud was a critical stakeholder in highlighting the impact of state capture that unfortunately took hold of SARS. The Tax Ombud will describe the way forward as the Commissioner battles to sustain revenue during this extended period of economic turbulence.