Working grant - CC — South African companies in the Dutch tax haven
Dutch tax law favours foreign companies and the country has many tax treaties with other countries all over the world. Multinational corporations therefore use the Netherlands as a pass-through, in an effort to lower their tax burden.
A team of Dutch and South African journalists analysed financial structures of several of these South African companies and showed the ways in which both companies are intertwined. Published in weeklies De Groene Amsterdammer and Mail & Guardian.
This investigation was funded through Journalismfund.eu's Connecting Continents programme.
Photo CC © screenpunk
A research grant of €8,500, allocated on 6 October 2015.