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In light of the ongoing complexities surrounding Value-Added Tax (VAT) for suppliers to Foreign Tour Operators (FTOs) and the recent developments in VAT legislation and court rulings, SATSA is pleased to host a webinar designed to illuminate this vexed area.

We do not have a silver bullet but are committed to providing clarity and guidance to navigate these turbulent waters.


Date: 4 April 2024

Time: 16:00

Platform: Zoom Webinar (link will be shared upon registration)

Please Note:

The webinar is open to anyone in your organisation including your auditors/accounts.

It will be recorded and distributed to all members.


Tax Specialists:

1. Cliff Watson, Director: Tax, BDO Tax Services (Pty) Ltd

2. Charles de Wet, Executive: Tax, Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs

Industry Specialists:

3. Craig Van Rooyen, Director, Tour d'Afrique

4. David Standage, Group Financial Director, Cullinan Holdings Ltd


5. David Frost, CEO, SATSA

6. Natalia Rosa, CEO, Big Ambitions


The session aims to demystify VAT implications for Tour Operators / Destination Management Companies (DMCs), offering invaluable insights from two of the country's leading tax experts, Cliff Watson of BDO Tax Services and Charles de Wet of Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs (ENS). Additionally, Craig van Rooyen from Tour d'Afrique and David Standage from Cullinan Holdings Ltd., with their practical Operator perspective and firsthand experience, will enrich the discussion.


Tour Operators, DMCs, and anyone in the tourism sector grappling with VAT challenges. This webinar is especially relevant for SATSA members seeking to ensure compliance and mitigate risk. You are welcome to send the invite to your accountants/auditors - anyone can join.


Expert Analysis:

Understand the critical takeaways from recent court rulings and how they affect your business.

Practical Guidance:

Learn how to prepare your business for VAT compliance, including contract scrutiny and record-keeping.

Direct Engagement:

Get your specific questions addressed by submitting them in advance. This is a unique opportunity to seek advice tailored to your circumstances.


To make the most of this session, we encourage you to forward your questions and concerns to our Moderators, David Frost ( and Natalia Rosa ( ahead of time.

Don't miss this opportunity to gain clarity and actionable insights from leading tax and tourism professionals.

Apr 4, 2024

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (GMT+2)


  • David Frost (CEO of SATSA)

    David Frost

    CEO of SATSA

  • Natalia Rosa (CEO of Big Ambitions Marketing)

    Natalia Rosa

    CEO of Big Ambitions Marketing

  • David Standage (Group Financial Director of Cullinan Holdings)

    David Standage

    Group Financial Director of Cullinan Holdings

  • Craig Van Rooyen (Director of Tour dAfrique)

    Craig Van Rooyen

    Director of Tour dAfrique

  • Cliff Watson (Director Tax of BDO Advisory Services)

    Cliff Watson

    Director Tax of BDO Advisory Services

  • Jo Roman (Senior Associate & Vat Specialist at ENS Africa)

    Jo Roman

    Senior Associate & Vat Specialist at ENS Africa

  • Charles de Wet (Executive Tax at ENS Africa)

    Charles de Wet

    Executive Tax at ENS Africa


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