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A dose of International Tax expertise
Wed, 27 Mar 2019 - 08:00

The 2019 Masters in International Taxation kicked off in style with Professor Pasquale Pistone and Professor Andrade from the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) giving the first few days of course input.

4th IBFD Africa Tax Symposium
Wed, 09 May 2018 - 08:00


Trends in International Taxation: An African Perspective

Why attend? IBFD's Africa Tax Symposium is an excellent opportunity to increase your knowledge and strengthen your network. This year’s programme will focus on the most challenging tax issues of today, such as the impact of the Multilateral Instrument on bilateral tax treaties, challenges of the digital economy in an African taxation context, transfer pricing and indirect tax challenges in Africaglobal exchange of information and tax transparency in the post-BEPS era, and much more. These key topics will be brought to life by an outstanding selection of over 20 expert speakers from prestigious local and international organizations.
UCT Team win the IBFD Global Tax Treaty Commentary Student Project
Fri, 05 May 2017 - 18:30

The UCT Student Team comprising Rui Carvalho, Imran Daniels, Michael Dewar and Waleed Sahabodien have won the final round of the IBFD GTTC Student Project after oral presentations by Imran Daniels and Waleed Sahabodien in Amsterdam at the IBFD Headquarters.  The award was made at the end of a full day conference addressing "The Role of Foreign Court Decisions towards Global Convergence in the Interpretation of Tax Treaties" - also the project title.

Postgraduate tax students reach the finals in an IBFD Global Tax Essay Competition
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 - 09:15

A team of four postgraduate tax students participated in a new project which forms part of the Global Tax Treaty Commentaries (GTTC) of the International Bureau for Fiscal Documentation (IBFD). The aim of the research project, “The Role of Foreign Court Decisions towards Global Convergence in the Interpretation of Tax Treaties”, is to advance research in the area of treaty interpretation answering one specific question: 

Is there evidence of increasing harmonisation in the interpretation of tax treaties in courts through their reference to foreign court decisions? 


UCT Team to the International and European Tax Moot Court Competition in Belgium
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 - 09:00

In an achievement of international acclamation, a UCT team of promising and bright minded international tax masters students have been selected for representation by the University of Leuven and the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) for inclusion into the International and European Tax Moot Court Competition in Belgium.

Panel discussion: UCT-IBFD Workshop on the New Global Tax Order
UCT-IBFD Workshop on the New Global Tax Order
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 - 12:30

UCT-IBFD Workshop on the New Global Tax Order: Does the South African Controlled Foreign Company regime overprotect the tax base and cause harmful economic effects?

Cape Town, October 10, 2016.  Approximately 60 delegates participated in a workshop in Cape Town presented by UCT's Tax Institute for Fiscal Research and the International Bureau for Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) to address a key aspect of the new global tax order.  

The proceedings of the workshop will stimulate further research within the UCT Tax Institute by staff and postgraduate students for future public dissemination.


DeSTaT project group, Oslo 29 June 2016
DeSTaT project group meeting Oslo, Norway June 2016
Thu, 07 Jul 2016 - 10:15

UCT academics participate in global project on sustainable tax governance in developing countries.

Income Tax in South Africa - The First 100 Years - Book Cover
New Book by UCT Tax Unit staff - A century of Income Tax in South Africa
Mon, 22 Feb 2016 - 15:00

A much anticipated book that emanated from the conference convened at UCT in November 2014 to mark a century of income tax in South Africa has become available from publisher Juta & Co. The book contains several contributions by UCT academics in addition to leading academics, practitioners and civil servants.

UCT Tax Unit & IBFD workshop on the taxation of cross-border service fees
Thu, 18 Feb 2016 - 16:00


18 February 2016, Cape Town. A successful workshop dedicated to the cross-border taxation of high value service fees was hosted by the staff of the UCT Tax Unit for Fiscal Research in collaboration with the International Bureau for Fiscal Documentation (IBFD). 

Delegates to the NEPAD Regional Dialogue about the Taxation of the Extractives Industries
Academics facilitate meeting of senior revenue officials in Dakar to discuss tax regulations in the extractive industry
Mon, 14 Sep 2015 - 08:00

News about UCT's participation in NEPAD initiative to develop capacity of African tax administrations in designing and implementing tax policies in the extractive industry.

Tax in Commerce and Law join forces
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 - 12:30

Tax academics from the Department of Finance and Tax and the Department of Commercial Law have joined forces under a Centre for Tax Research.