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Director

DR ALBERTUS Marais

After attaining the BAcc.LLB degree at Stellenbosch University, Albertus continued his post-graduate studies at the University of Cape Town, whereafter he joined PwC’s corporate and international tax team as a qualified chartered accountant. He was thereafter appointed by the Wiese family’s Titan Group as its head of tax for 4 years, whereafter he established the AJM tax consultancy business. Albertus is also a director of the listed company Trans Hex Group Ltd.

Albertus has completed an advanced certificate in taxation (cum laude) at the University of Pretoria, the MCom (Taxation) at the University of Cape Town and the LLD degree at the Stellenbosch University. He is also an admitted advocate of the High Court of South Africa.

As tax consultant he considers it important to remain academically involved and in pursuance of this Albertus regularly publishes articles in academic journals. He also lectures part-time at Stellenbosch University’s MAcc (Tax) course in corporate restructures and tax avoidance while also reviewing dissertations for the University of Cape Town. Albertus is the inaugural chair of the “Young IFA Network” in South Africa, a role which he assumes within the broader “International Fiscal Association” (IFA). He also acts as peer reviewer for the De Jure and Stellenbosch Law Review publications.

Associate Director

Pieter Janse van Rensburg

Pieter holds the BAcc.LLB degree from Stellenbosch University. His postgraduate qualifications include a HonsBCompt from the University of South Africa and the MAcc (Taxation) degree from Stellenbosch University. He completed his articles and qualified as a chartered accountant with PwC, and continued in the practice as an audit manager for a number of years, after which he joined PwC’s corporate and international tax team in Cape Town.

After public practice, Pieter was in commerce in the local divisions of Austrian based Red Bull and the Italian Campari Group, where reporting, transfer pricing and financial management were core to his role. Pieter is a member of the Institute of Directors of Southern Africa which focuses on corporate governance and the development of non-executive directors and holds the Certified Director designation.

Associate Director

De Wet De villiers

De Wet holds the BAcc.LLB degree from Stellenbosch University. De Wet joined PwC’s corporate and international tax team in Cape Town as a Tax Consultant in 2011. During his time at PwC he provided tax consulting services to various local and multinational groups which included advice on group restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, capital gains tax and share incentive schemes.

In 2014 De Wet joined Imperial Logistics to head up its commercial and legal team with his main focus area being mergers and acquisitions in Africa. During his time at Imperial Logistics De Wet was responsible for the setup of the central legal department and company secretarial function for the African operations and during 2018, partnering with Exigent, won the Innovation Award at the African Legal Awards.

De Wet currently focuses on group restructuring as well as mergers and acquisitions and has a keen interest in legal technology and innovation.

Manager

MEGAN JAPHTES

Megan holds the BAcc.LLB degree from Stellenbosch University. In 2012, Megan commenced her two year internship within PwC’s Tax Academy and after the successful completion she joined PwC’s corporate and international tax team in Cape Town as a Tax Consultant. During this time she provided income tax compliance and consulting services to local and international corporate clients within the financial services, media and entertainment industries. She also assisted with the set-up and registration of public benefit organisations. Megan continued her postgraduate studies at the University of Cape Town where she accomplished the BCom Honours degree in Taxation.

During 2017, Megan joined British American Tobacco South Africa’s direct tax team as an assistant corporate finance manager. She was primarily responsible for the corporate tax compliance and reporting of all South African group entities, staying abreast of tax legislation and advising the various business units accordingly.

Megan currently focuses on providing income tax compliance and consulting services, handling disputes and dealing with general correspondence with SARS.

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