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9th Alternative Mining Indaba
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9th Alternative Mining Indaba

On 5-7th February 2018, about 600 participants drawn from non-governmental organisations and community activists met at the 9th Alternative Mining Indaba in Cape Town, South Africa. The three-day meeting was held under the theme  “Making Natural Resources Work for the People: Towards Just Legal, Policy and Institutional Reforms.”  The conversations which ranged from Gender and Legal Reforms, The Role of…

Paradise Papers reiterate need for a truly global response to crack down on tax haven abuses
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Paradise Papers reiterate need for a truly global response to crack down on tax haven abuses

As the revelations from the Paradise Papers continue to emerge, we see that this latest in a succession of leaks demonstrates how the global network of tax havens and the secrecy they enable continue to thrive. Though many focus on the ‘scandals’ the leaks have created for users of this secrecy system, the true injustice…

Nairobi Tax Haven a Step Closer
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Nairobi Tax Haven a Step Closer

Negative ramifications foreseen with enactment of NIFC Bill NAIROBI- 31 August 2017 –On 21 July 2017 Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta signed the Nairobi International Financial Centre Act into law essentially transforming the city of Nairobi into a tax haven through the establishment of the Nairobi International Financial Centre (NIFC). The enactment of the Bill is…

Poverty amidst plenty: How Africans are robbed of benefits of mineral wealth
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Poverty amidst plenty: How Africans are robbed of benefits of mineral wealth

Africa has not benefited substantially from its mineral wealth. It is, therefore, essential for resource-rich nations to tailor their economic policies to effectively harness and utilise mineral revenues to improve the productivity of non-mineral sectors to break out of the extractive enclave. The remarkable extractives-driven economic growth of the last decade across Africa failed to…

African Governments should harness taxation opportunities to improve investment in children
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African Governments should harness taxation opportunities to improve investment in children

Taxation is the most sustainable and reliable source of domestic revenue to improve African governments’ investment in children- focused sectors such as health and education. It is important to note that the provision of basic services presupposes the existence of adequate financial resources. As we commemorate the International Day of the African Child (DAC), Tax…

The Panama Papers – What they mean and why they are important for Africa
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The Panama Papers – What they mean and why they are important for Africa

In April and May of 2016, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) made public the largest ever investigation into international fraud, exposing a cast of characters who use offshore companies to facilitate bribery, arms deals, tax evasion, financial fraud and drug trafficking. The revelations dubbed the ‘Panama papers’ has brought to the fore systemic…

IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings re-affirm the centrality of taxation in domestic revenue mobilisation to finance sustainable development
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IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings re-affirm the centrality of taxation in domestic revenue mobilisation to finance sustainable development

The 2016 IMF/World Bank spring meetings offered a glimmer of hope for international taxation in general and tax justice in particular. It was clear from the discussions that there is a global consensus that the international tax system is broken just as the Panama Papers revealed recently. Various discussants referred to Panama Papers and the…

A month after Panama Papers, South Africa commits to end anonymous companies
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A month after Panama Papers, South Africa commits to end anonymous companies

Cape Town, 6 May 2016—Just one month after the Panama Papers hit newsstands, the South African government has committed to tackling the very type of hidden ownership that was central to many offshore structures scrutinized in the months-long investigation. On the sidelines of the Open Government Partnership Africa Regional Meeting, the South African government announced…

We need a United Nations Intergovernmental Tax Body now!
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We need a United Nations Intergovernmental Tax Body now!

The most equitable way to create a fairer global tax system NEW YORK,  18 April 2016– Following the Panama Papers release, the Global Alliance for Tax Justice renews its call for a United Nations inclusive intergovernmental tax body to be established. Global cooperation is urgently needed to create a fairer global tax system to increase domestic resource mobilization and reduce inequality. The Panama…

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About TJNA

The Tax Justice Network-Africa (TJN-A) is a Pan-African initiative and a member of the Global Alliance for Tax Justice. Launched in January 2007 during the World Social Forum (WSF) held in Nairobi, TJN-A promotes socially- just, accountable and progressive taxation systems in Africa. It advocates for tax policies with pro-poor outcomes and tax systems that curb public resource leakages and enhance domestic resource mobilisation.

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