GTC, formerly Grant Thornton Capital, is a diversified financial services company, established in 1991 from within the Grant Thornton Johannesburg audit practice. GTC is nationally represented with offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.

GTC continually aspires to being recognised in a crowded market place as a benchmark of best practice and innovative thinking. This objective is measured by ensuring that the interests of all of our clients are protected and placed at the core of all our decisions, business practices, company culture and ethics.

GTC has established a strong reputation over its 25 year history, evolving from within an international audit and advisory business. The depth of GTC’s services, the quality of the staff, the uncompromising stance on integrity and professionalism and the easy accessibility to senior management and shareholders justifies the extraordinary client retention that GTC enjoys.

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South African debt downgraded to ‘junk’ status

What happened?
Last week saw S&P and Fitch, two credit ratings agencies responsible for evaluating the credit-worthiness of borrowers and related debt, downgrade the rating of South African Government debt to a status of below investment grade or ‘junk’.  This downgrade resulted in a consequential downgrading of South African parastatals and banks. The decision to increase the risk rating of South African debt was largely based on political concerns following the firing of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and the apparent shift towards populist policies by the government.

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Pravin Gordhan fired – how does it affect your investments?

In the early hours of Friday morning 31 March 2017, Jacob Zuma announced a cabinet reshuffle. Amongst the 10 changes, were those in the Ministry of Finance where both Minister Pravin Gordhan and his Deputy, Mcebisi Jonas were fired.

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Commentary on 2017 National Budget

The 2017 Budget speech was generally well received, although some well-known economists expressed concern that there was too much focus on additional taxes and not enough focus on curbing state expenditure. Read our Employee Benefits Consulting team commentary on the Budget here

Budget 2017 – Tax Data Card

The 2017 National Budget presented by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on Wednesday 22 February was a challenging balancing act.  From the need to fund the massive shortfall; through pressures to support the education, housing and poverty issues in South Africa; to improving collections and alleviating corruption, the demands were multiple.

For the latest, most up-to-date tax figures, data, revised personal tax tables, VAT and various other important changes announced in the Budget Speech, click here to download Grant Thornton and GTC’s 2017/8 Tax Data Card.

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GTC proudly sponsors the Johannesburg Symphony Orchestra

GTC proudly sponsors the Johannesburg Symphony Orchestra and once again we enjoyed sharing in the fostering of the musical talent of present and future generations at the Junior Concerto Festival held at the Linder Auditorium, Wits, in June.

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GTC’s Employee Benefits Technological Offering

Employee benefit programmes are an essential tool in a company’s armoury for attracting and retaining key personnel.
Increasingly, employers are offering more and more sophisticated retirement benefit plans as part of their employees’ total
remuneration packages. When choosing a retirement fund administrator, an employer should investigate not only their track record, but also
drill-down into their technical capability.

Some of our clients and partners share their views on GTC’s technological offering. Click on the links below to watch these brief videos:

GTC’s 2017 Medical Aid Survey

The seventh annual research survey by GTC Healthcare Consulting provides analysis and ranking of different medical aid plans, according to the various options offered and available by South Africa’s 23 open medical aid providers.

For any queries, please contact Jillian Larkan on (021) 412 1062 or

Click here to download the pdf version of the 2017 survey

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