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Electric vehicle tax incentives hold business opportunities

26 June 2024,  Armand VermeulenJohnny Davis

A notable aspect of the recent Budget speech by Minister of Finance Enoch Godongwana was the introduction of a local... electric vehicle production incentive, heralding the long-awaited strategic support for this in the motor industry and aligning South Africa with the growing international focus on electric vehicles and the phasing out of internal combustion engines. 

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Is your company making use of all the renewable energy incentives at its disposal?

28 August 2023,  Mandri BreitenbachTanya Strauss

As South Africa seeks to embrace renewable energy and reduce its carbon footprint, solar power has emerged as a promising... and environmentally conscious solution. Beyond the environmental benefits, installing solar panels on residential and commercial properties can also provide financial advantages. In addition to long-term savings on electricity bills, there are several tax benefits available to individuals and businesses who opt for solar energy. In this article we explore the various tax incentives associated with renewable energy installations in South Africa, specifically for companies (or business trusts and sole proprietors), highlighting their potential to promote sustainability while offering economic benefits.

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Tax Incentive for rooftop solar panels

27 June 2023,  Johnny Davis

In the 2023 national budget speech, Finance Minister Enoch Gondongwana unveiled a series of draft tax relief initiatives aimed at... promoting renewable energy adoption among households and alleviating the burden on the struggling national power grid. These proposed tax relief incentives were published in the 2023 Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (Draft Amendment Bill) which we briefly unpack herein.

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Are you allowed to install solar panels in your sectional title unit?

29 March 2023

As a result of the continuing woes of load shedding , many sectional owners are considering alternative and renewable energy... solutions like solar panels to minimize the effect that load shedding has on their households. A common question, therefore, being raised by sectional owners is whether they are allowed to install solar panels at their sectional unit.

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Can I install a generator at my sectional unit?

14 June 2022,  Corlia van Zyl

With the troubles of load shedding exacerbating the difficulty for many to work from home, many sectional owners are considering... the option of a generator to keep things going through load shedding. But can you just install a generator in your unit, or do you need permission to do so?

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Generation of electricity – The ‘current’ state of events

12 May 2022,  Dr Candice ReyndersJohnny Davis

International investors have identified South Africa as a potential renewable energy generating hub, with South Africans also waking up to... the opportunities that may accompany the renewable energy sector.But what is renewable energy and how is the generation thereof regulated? 

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