Ethics in Tax Practice

Date: Aug 7, 2024 - Aug 13, 2024

CPD hours: 5 Hours

Time: 15:00 - 17:00

Event Type: Webinar

Presenter: Caryn Maitland
Presenter: Judge Dennis Davis
Emeritus Professor

The ethical dimensions of their roles extend far beyond tax compliance expertise, shaping the very fabric of our communities and the future of our nation.


In the realm of tax practice, professionals are not merely compliance officers and interpreters of tax law; they are stewards of societal trust and co-architects of fiscal integrity. The ethical dimensions of their roles extend far beyond tax compliance expertise, shaping the very fabric of our communities and the future of our nation. Join us for a transformative webinar where Judge Dennis Davis and Caryn Maitland will delve into the profound responsibilities of tax professionals as moral agents in society. Through interactive discussions, we will explore what it means to navigate the complexities of tax practice with integrity and foresight. From advancing fiscal citizenship to balancing legal compliance with ethical imperatives, we will uncover the pivotal role tax practitioners play in building a prosperous South Africa for all. This webinar promises engaging insights and practical tools to navigate ethical dilemmas, inspire ethical leadership within your organisation, and contribute meaningfully to the advancement of fiscal citizenship and nation-building for a prosperous South Africa.

Webinar Content

  • What does it mean for a professional to be a moral agent in society?
  • What is the implied expectation of tax professionals in advancing fiscal citizenship and nation-building for the common good of all South Africans?
  • Ethical dimension in tax practice: Does the social contract require obeying the letter of the law or the spirit of the law?
  • Professional judgment in tax practice: Navigating the murky waters of ethics and tax planning.
  • Responsibility for role modelling ethical behaviour and decision-making to our staff, taxpayers, and the broader South African community.
  • Process to critically reflect and document ethical dilemmas experienced in tax practice.


Judge Dennis Davis

Judge Dennis Davis was educated at Herzlia School, Universities of Cape town (UCT) and Cambridge. He began teaching at UCT in 1977 and was appointed to a personal chair of Commercial Law, in 1989. Between 1991 and 1997 he was Director of the Centre for Applied Legal Studies of the University of the Witwatersrand. He held joint appointment at Wits and UCT 1995 - 1997. He was appointed a Judge of the High Court in 1998 and as President of the Competition Appeal Court in 2000. Since his appointment to the Bench, he has continued to teach constitutional law and tax law at UCT where he is an Hon. Professor of law.
Dennis is a member of the Commission of Enquiry into Tax Structure of South Africa and was a Technical Advisor to the Constitutional Assembly where the negotiations for South Africa's interim and final constitutions were formulated and concluded. He hosted a TV programme, Future Imperfect which was an award winning current affairs programme between 1993-1998.

Caryn Maitland

Caryn is a qualified CA (SA and RA), who has lectured extensively at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (and other institutes) where she lectured Advanced Financial Accounting. Since then, Caryn has specialised in facilitating ethics conversations, keeping assurance practitioners up to date and unpacking legislation for the financial sector.

She has conducted independent workshops and seminars for professional accountants since 2006 on various topics and has consulted on several technical issues. Since January 2011, she has focused on her own business as technical freelance consultant and trainer to those working within the accounting profession. Caryn is a technical advisor to various SAICA Eastern Region Districts as well as serving on various SAICA committees, such as the SAICA Eastern Region Council.

Since 2018, Caryn has worked extensively with commerce and industry, assisting analysts, directors, and other users of financials to interpret, prepare, analyse and forecast based on the results of financial statements.


Attending this webinar and the successful completion of the online assessment will secure a certificate of completion for 4 hours of Tax CPD.

Event Investment

Webinar presented over 2 dates - 7 August 2024 (Part 1) and 13 August 2024 (Part 2): 

Free for Tax Technician, Tax Practitioner, Tax Accountant CPD subscribers and Practice Packages. Not a CPD subscriber yet? Click here to register now.

  • Regular price: R595.00 (part 1 and 2)
  • SAIT member special discounted rate: R475.00 (part 1 and 2)
  • Group booking discounts available when you register for a group.

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