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FSA Submissions

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Presentation made by FSA to Davis Tax Commission on proposed wealth tax
19 August, 2017
FSA's presentation to the Davis Tax Commission at its offices in Pretoria on Wednesday 16 August. Our presentation was well received and its hoped that cognisance will be taken of its contents. A common thread through the other presentations was that the introduction of such a tax at present would be counterproductive.  read more
Supplementary Submission on the Draft Regulations on Property Valuations following Consultation Session with Valuer General
6 July, 2017
This supplementary submission is made to the OVG following a Consultation Session held with the OVG in Hilton on 26 June 2017 at which Kwanalu, commodity organisations, including ourselves, professional valuers, the Land Bank and other commercial banks and representatives of District Farmers' Associations affiliated to Kwanalu were present. read more
FSA Final Submission on Draft Valuation Regulations
5 July, 2017
FSA fully supports the need for land reform in as much as it can help in addressing the injustices of the past but also in promoting sustainable rural economic development and stabilising the socio-economic conditions in these areas. For these reasons FSA has, for a number of years, been proactive in developing and implementing various land reform "models" which are tailored to the conditions found in the Forestry Industry. These have been based on the need to ensure that beneficiaries run sustainable and profitable forestry enterprises. In this regard we have been extremely successful as a Sector. read more
Submission to Davis Tax Commission on Wealth Tax Proposals in the Forestry Industry Context
2 June, 2017
Despite the fact that Forestry South Africa acknowledges the high wealth inequality that exists in the Republic and that in order to improve economic performance and social and political stability, this needs to be addressed as a matter of urgency, we are not convinced that the introduction of such taxes would be the most effective way to address these problems. A lot of questions need to be raised, analysis undertaken, unintended consequences investigated and the current circumstances faced by the economy as a whole and individuals taken into account before any decision is taken. read more
Submission to SARS & Treasury on the diesel rebate system in the forestry industry context
17 May, 2017
Despite the fact that Forestry South Africa is well aware of the need for SARS to administer the diesel rebate concession applicable to timber growers in a fair manner and to do everything necessary to eliminate the abuse which undoubtedly occurs, we nevertheless have some concerns regarding the current and proposed new system. Although we agree fully with the overall objectives that SARS wants to achieve and welcome the process to reform the current system, we are disappointed that some of our concerns regarding the current system have not been addressed in part or in full in the new proposals. read more
FSA submission on the new SETA landscape proposals
6 March, 2016
Submission to the Department of Higher Education & Training on proposal for The New National Skills Development Strategy and Sector Education and Training Authorities Landscape Within the Context of An Integrated and Differentiated Post School Education and Training System read more
FSA submission to SARS regarding diesel rebate
6 March, 2016
Submission to SARS on the diesel rebate system in the forestry industry context read more
Final Submission to DoT on Amendments to the National Road Traffic Act Regulations
5 July, 2012
Forestry South Africa's final submission to the Department of Transport on amendments to the National Road Traffic Act Regulations. read more
FSA Draft Submission on two Labour Amendment Bills
22 June, 2012
Draft of the FSA submission on two labour amendment bills, drafted on behalf of the Committee and which pertains to the Labour Relations Amendment Bill and the Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill.  read more
Amended Labour Bills & Consultation Sessions
29 March, 2012
Following the Gazetting of four labour related bills in December 2010, FSA circulated to members its comments thereon which were subsequently forwarded to the Department of Labour for consideration - one of 329 received. Our submission was apparently similar to others made by organised industry/ business structures in that we felt that the Bills, if passed in the original form, would have a huge negative impact on employment in the country. The Bills in question were the following: read more

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