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Takeaways: Sharks’ Dell makes case for an increased workload with another shutout

first_imgSAN JOSE — Before we dive into the meaty stuff, here’s the daily remarkable Joe Thornton milestone update.With career assist No. 1,034 at 19:50 of the first, Thornton moved into 11th place on the NHL’s all-time assists list, passing his childhood idol, Mario Lemieux. Later in the game, Thornton set up Erik Karlsson’s second goal of the year, giving him 750 assists with the Sharks. In doing so, Thornton became just the 18th player in NHL history to collect 750 apples with one club.Thornton’s …last_img

Hollywood stars head for the Cape

first_imgThe Human Factor, a movie about South Africa winning the Rugby World Cup in 1995, will commence production soon. Based on the book The Human Factor: Nelson Mandela and the game that changed the world, the film will be directed by Clint Eastwood and star Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon. 2009 promises to be a watershed year for the film industry in Cape Town and the Western Cape as the Cape Film Commission pushes ahead with its strategy to turn the city and the province into a globally competitive film industry destination. 10 February 2009 The Cape Film Commission plans to launch South Africa’s first online location service in March. It will also work closely with the City of Cape Town’s film permit office in supporting their roll-out of an online location permitting system over the next six months. Twenty-two features films and series were filmed in Cape Town in 2008, including the Bollywood films Seasons Greetings, Life Partner and 8 by 10 (Tasveer). Numerous top international commercials were also filmed in the city, including adverts for Peugeot, BMW, Nivea, Oreo, Coke and Hansa. Pierce Brosnan will soon join the growing list of Hollywood stars who have made films in South Africa when he starts filming Heaven and Earth, a romantic drama set in the Cape Colony in the 1800s. An economic impact assessment carried out three years ago found that the Western Cape film industry contributed an estimated R3.5-billion to South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP). Cape Film Commission head Laurence Mitchell believes this contribution has now grown to more than R5-billion. Other initiatives to be launched by the commission in 2009 include the Cape Film Industry’s Green Campaign, and the Animation Industry Development Initiative, which will include the establishment of an Animation Satellite Film Resource Centre in the Khayelitsha/Mitchells Plain area. According to the commission, deals are being put together to bring seven major film productions, including a number of Bollywood productions, to Cape Town in the first quarter of 2009, while another animated feature film is also scheduled to go into production in the next few months. The commission has also embarked on a broad plan to train more than 1 000 people in various services disciplines related to High Definition (HD) broadcasting and production, to make sure the industry is ready for the opportunities presented by the 2010 Fifa World Cup and the country’s migration from Standard Definition (SD) to HD broadcasting. SAinfo reporter South Africa’s first full length CGI film, Lion of Judah, was also produced in Cape Town and is set for international release later in the year. And negotiations are under way for another CGI animated film to be made in the province, the commission said in a statement last week. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

South Africa’s top tax contributors

first_img24 June 2011 The survey found the mining industry had the heaviest tax burden in 2010, with a total tax rate of 38.26%. This meant Tax Freedom Day – the day of the year on which respondents had earned enough profit to pay all their taxes – was celebrated on 30 April. The year before it was 2 May. Companies were subject to 22 business-related taxes for the 2010 financial year, compared to 20 in the previous year. Fifty of South Africa’s large companies contributed almost a quarter of total government tax collections in the 2010 financial year, according to the PwC fourth annual Total Tax Contribution survey released on Wednesday. The average total tax rate for respondents was 33.24%, up from 2009 when it was 32.53%. This is a measure of all business taxes against profit before all such taxes.center_img “This total tax contribution amounts to 23.51% of total government tax receipts for that year,” the company’s tax partner, Charles de Wet, said in a statement. Their contribution totalled R140.76-billion in the fiscal year ended 31 March 2010. The manufacturing industry – including oil and gas – was the largest tax contributor, paying R63.07-billion. This was 45% of the total R140.76-billion of all survey respondents. Sapalast_img read more