Deloitte Spokespeople

Meet the Deloitte team of experts who will be providing a 360 degree profile of the their Budget expectations, insights and analysis for Minister Gordhan's upcoming national address

Nazrien Kader | Managing Partner Deloitte Africa Taxation Service

As well as being the Managing Partner for Deloitte Africa Taxation Services and a member of the Deloitte Executive Committee, Nazrien is also the Leader for the Financial Services Tax team at Deloitte. She is involved in consulting to a portfolio of corporate listed-to-medium sized clients in the financial services industry on a wide range of income tax issues. Nazrien has played a senior tax advisory role in several complex corporate transactions.

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Nazrien Kader
Cell: +27 (0)82 551 3294

Nazeer Essop | Director: Public Sector Leader

Nazeer is the Public Sector Leader in Southern Africa and Audit leader at Deloitte. He has tremendous insight into PFMA and Public Sector related issues. He is the key liaison Partner for the firm with regards to the Auditor-General of SA (AG).

Click here to read Nazeer's insights on Overcoming the SA revenue Shortfall

Nazeer Essop
Cell: +27 (0)82 827 8607

Alex Gwala | Director: Mining Tax Specialist

Alex is a director in the Business Tax team of our South African practice. He has over 10 years of experience as a tax specialist, including working at the South African Revenue Service. Alex has consulted to a broad range of clients including clients in the manufacturing and mining industries. He currently heads up the mining tax industry.

Click here to read Alex's insights on The Mining Charter's impact on Taxpayers

Alex Gwala
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Billy Joubert | Director: Transfer Pricing and BEPS Specialist

Billy is an attorney and director who leads the Transfer Pricing team of professionals at Deloitte. Apart from transfer pricing which is his primary focus area, Billy has considerable expertise in the areas of corporate income tax (including capital gains tax), VAT, fringe benefits and executive incentives and benefits.

Click here to read Billy's insights on Transfer Pricing: Overwhelming compliance burden for taxpayers

Billy Joubert
Cell: +27 (0)82 779 3609

Bernadette Abbott |Director - Personal Tax Specialist

Bernadette has over 18 years of experience in the field of personal taxation, employees’ tax and global mobility. She has assisted many corporates and multinationals overcome complex tax and mobility issues that arise across borders.

Click here to read Bernadette's insights on Davis Tax Committee proposals will impact Estate planning

Bernadette Abbott
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Severus Smuts |Director: Indirect Tax Leader

Severus has over 20 years of experience in the field of South African VAT and has advised several of our largest clients on VAT issues across a range of industries, including the automotive, retail, financial and manufacturing industries. Severus also advises clients on the VAT implications of merger and acquisition transactions and oversees the due diligence work performed for clients.

Click here to read Severus's insights on VAT :International Trade and the unintended cost & Fine tuning VAT on electronic services

Severus Smuts
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Ashleigh Theophanides |Director: Hospital Specialist

Ashleigh is a healthcare actuary with significant experience working in the healthcare and data analytics industries. She is the appointed actuary to the Council of Medical Schemes. Ashleigh provides strategic actuarial advice to medical schemes, service providers and companies. In addition, Ashleigh provides “non-traditional” actuarial advice, such as assisting entities with social reform, health reform, tariff modelling, economic modelling as well as strategic workforce planning initiatives.

Click here to read Ashleigh's insights on Tax increases imminent to fund NHI shortfall

Ashleigh Theophanides
Cell: +27 (0)72 698 9886

Sisa Ntlango | Director - Deloitte Risk Advisory

Sisa is a Director who has built over 10 year’s experience servicing clients with the Manufacturing and Public Sectors industries. Sisa completed his chartered accountancy learnership (articles) with the Deloitte Port Elizabeth Office in 2008 prior to moving into the Risk Advisory business of the firm in 2009. His auditing background includes both internal and external auditing advisory such governance reviews development of procedure manuals with focus on key controls, where he developed intimate knowledge of both local and national government internal and external structures.

Click here to read Sisa's insights on Fiscal Policy that Propels the rand the extra to run an extra mile

Sisa Ntlango
Cell: +27 (0) 82 920 3677

Thrisha Soni|Director: Regional contact for KwaZulu-Natal

Thrisha expertise lies in the area of Corporate Taxation and she services some of the larger listed clients of the KwaZulu-Natal practice. Her specific expertise lies in the areas of international tax, restructure transactions and implementations, transfer pricing as well as other corporate tax matters. She has successfully managed major structuring projects involving global clients and due diligence review projects. Her special interest is in the area of government grants, inbound investments into South Africa and various tax incentives.

Click here to read Thrisha insights on Talking Customs and Excise compliance to new levels

Thrisha Soni
Cell: +27 (0)83 775 2871

Anthea Scholtz|Director: Regional contact for the Western Cape

Anthea is a Tax partner at Deloitte and provides tax advisory services to a number of multi-national oil and gas companies. She is the national chairman of Deloitte Women in Leadership in South Africa and also serves on the board of Deloitte Africa. She heads up the national Tax Oil and Gas Industry group for Deloitte in South Africa and Western Cape. Anthea is also the leader of the Global Employer Services unit for Deloitte in the Western Cape region. She is the author of the comprehensive book on taxation, Pay Less Tax and the co-author of the book, Everyone’s Guide to the Tax Return.

Click here to read Anthea's insights on Tax certainty for oil and gas industry

Anthea Scholtz
Cell: +27 (0)82 377 9103

Sharoda Rapeti |Director: Business Process as a Service Specialist

Sharoda joined Deloitte in 2010 to establish and build the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT)industry for Deloitte Advisory Services.

She consults to select blue chip clients and public sector clients in South Africa and the Africa region. Sharoda has non-executive director experience in the Built Environment and in Banking where she served as SA’s first female Vice President of the Engineering Council of South Africa and as Non-Executive Director on the Board of Mercantile Bank.

Click here to read Sharoda's insights on Budget allocations for  broadband

Sharoda Rapeti
Cell: +27 (0)83 212 2251

Izak Swart | Director: Carbon Tax and Government Incentives Specialists.

Izak is a director in the Government Grants Incentives (GGI) team. GGI specialises in securing grants and incentives, such as grants with respect to research and development expenditure and other strategic industry-related government incentives. He has been involved in direct tax for over 15 years, has consulted to a number of large multinationals and has advised clients in various industries.

Click here to read Izak's insights on Implementations of Carbon Tax

Izak Swart
Cell: +27 (0)72 904 5428

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