South Africa

KPMG Crescent, 85 Empire Road
Johannesburg, 2193
South Africa

+27 11 647 7111

Key contacts:

Head of Tax and Legal and Head of Corporate Tax: Joubert Botha
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Head of International Tax and Transfer Pricing : Natasha Vaidanis
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Head of Global Mobility Services and Employment Tax Advisory: Carolyn Chambers
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Quick facts:

Number of tax and legal advisors: 150
Number of partners: 20
Network memberships: KPMG Global Network
Language: English

The Tax and Legal practice of KPMG in South Africa approaches the market with an understanding of a client’s business, its needs and its strategic requirements. We use our in-depth technical tax knowledge, and our broader understanding of how tax fits into the wider business picture, to help clients meet their compliance responsibilities and act on planning opportunities.

We offer progressive approaches and advice on the full range of corporate tax matters with emphasis on the opportunities and issues that arise from:

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Management and Leveraged Buy-outs
  • Group Restructures and Corporate Restructuring
  • Corporate Tax Planning and Consulting
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Disposal of Businesses
  • Structuring of New Ventures
  • Advising on e-Commerce Transactions
  • Innovative Incentive Scheme Assistance
  • Due Diligence / Vendor Assist
  • Tax Diagnostic Reviews
  • Dispute Resolution and Tax Controversy
  • Transfer Pricing Advisory and Compliance
  • Exchange Control Compliant Structuring
  • Assistance with tax advice and co-ordination in Africa

Our clients are spread across industries including but not limited to:

  • Automotive
  • Consumer and Industrial Goods
  • Financial Services (including Insurance)
  • Information Technology
  • Logistics
  • Mining
  • Oil and Gas
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Private Equity
  • Renewable Energy
  • Renewable Energy
  • Retail
  • Telecoms

KPMG’s extensive network of African practices gives our clients access to a mix of professionals. The Africa Tax Centre combines all tax professionals within the 29 member firms on the continent, specifically focused on the Tax and Legal requirements of clients/potential clients and servicing 54 countries.

KPMG South Africa has entered into an innovative and ground-breaking business turnaround service offering with a major South African private equity fund manager.

KPMG South Africa has an alliance with certain niche law firms to ensure an end-to-end tax dispute resolution service offering, which has yielded successful results for our clients.

Compliance management

  • Business model optimisation
  • Economic modelling
  • Policy design
  • IP management
  • Technology services

Corporate tax matters

  • Cross-border project management
  • Restructuring
  • Cost-sharing arrangements
  • APAs
  • Transactions
  • M&A
  • Environmental
  • Financial services
  • Corporate taxes
  • Technology
  • Value chains

Dispute resolution

  • Audit defence
  • Audit support
  • Competition/anti-trust cases
  • Dispute resolution
  • Pre-litigation
  • MAPs/ADRs
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Controversy management
  • State aid

Tax advisory

  • Tax consulting
  • International tax advisory

Indirect tax

  • VAT
  • Customs
  • Supply chains


  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Management and leveraged buy-outs
  • Transfer pricing advisory and compliance

  • Accounting
  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Construction and materials
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Fisheries and aquaculture
  • Food and beverage
  • Forestry
  • Gaming
  • Government and public policy
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Insurance
  • Investment management
  • Media
  • Mining
  • Natural resources
  • Oil and gas
  • Pharma and life sciences
  • Real estate
  • Shipping
  • Social infrastructure
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Tourism
  • Transport
  • Utilities

Cape Town Office

KPMG Services Proprietary Limited
4 Christiaan Barnard Street
Cape Town 8000
South Africa

T: +27 21 408 7000