Taxpayer Rights, Human Rights: Issues for Developing Countries

30 September – 01 October 2020 | University of Pretoria | South Africa

Early Bird Registration Ends 15 April 2020

Hosted by the African Tax Institute at the University of Pretoria, events include an opening reception at the Javett Art Centre on the University of Pretoria campus on Tuesday, 29 September 2020, followed by two days of panel discussions on 30 September and 01 October, a conference dinner on 30 September, and an optional breakfast on 02 October to learn about and network with taxpayer advocates and ombuds.

Questions about the Conference? Contact the Center for Taxpayer Rights at info@taxpayer-rights.org.

Panel Topics Include:

  • Taxpayer rights as human rights;
  • Taxation as a means to achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa and other developing countries;
  • Independent administrative appeals and the promotion of integrity and fairness in the tax system;
  • The role of legal privilege in the protection of taxpayer rights;
  • Strengthening the rule of law and the protection of taxpayer rights in international tax disputes;
  • Digitalization of tax administration and the implications for protection of taxpayer and human rights; and 
  • Barriers to access to justice and their impact on achieving SDGs.

Conference Venue:

Sanlam Auditorium, University of Pretoria Campus

Click here for the Hatfield Campus map.  Sanlam Auditorium is No. 47 on the map.

Registration Fees:

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Lodging Options:

There are a limited number of rooms set aside for conference attendees at the Marriott Pretoria Loftus Park (Protea Loftus).

Room Rates:
Single room (bed & breakfast) rate: R 1395.00
Double/Twin room (bed & breakfast) rate: R 1495.00

To make reservations, contact:

Frans Janse van Rensburg, Sales and Marketing Manager

Phone: +27 (0) 12 030 0420
Fax: +27 (0) 12 030 0421
Email: frans.jansevanrensburg@proteahotels.com

Please provide the following reference number on booking: PHLoftus2020ICTR. 

Shuttle busses will be provided between the conference venue and the Marriott Protoria Loftus.

There a number of other hotels close by the conference venue or within walking distance of the campus.

Protea Hotel Pretoria Hatfield

Courtyard Hotel Arcadia

City Lodge Hotel Hatfield

Airport Transport:

The  O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg is accessible via taxi or rail; for information about transport options, click here.  Attendees may also arrange airport transport through Specialist Tours at information@specialisttours.co.za.

Pre- and Post-Conference Tours:

Specialist Tours is offering pre- and post-conference tours for interested conference attendees, including pre-conference one-day trips to Soweto/Apartheid Museum and the Cradle of Humankind/Sterkfontein Caves; and post-conference weekend trips to Kruger National Park and Pilansberg National Park.  Registrants will receive contact information about and access to these tours upon registration for the conference.

Conference Terms & Conditions:

Please Note:  Conference attendees are solely responsible for all transportation, accommodations, food, and lodging logistics in connection with their participation in the event, including all pre- and post-event travel and/or tours.

By registering for this conference, you are agreeing to the conference terms and conditions, which can be accessed here.

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