The 2014 Group of 20 (G20) Summit, to be held on 15 to 16 November, is expected to outline implementation plans for the automatic exchange of tax information. South Africa is the only African member of the G20. SAIIA, in cooperation with the Mandela Institute, School of Law at the University of Witwatersrand, held a pre-G20 Summit Study Group on 20 October 2014 focused on the progress made by the G20 on tax under Australia as the 2014 Chair.
Judge Dennis Davis, Chair of the Davis Tax Committee, addressed this Study Group. He spoke to SABC News about key taxation issues facing South Africa.
SAIIA, in partnership with the University of Pretoria, has been holding such study group meetings since 2010, drawing together government, the business sector, academia, think-tanks, labour and other members of civil society. They are structured to allow in-depth discussions on selected issues relating to the G20 and the effects of its decisions on national and global policy, in advance of the annual G20 meetings and Summit.