The standard argument from National Treasury about exchange controls is basically as follows: "We don't have enough foreign exchange reserves, so they can't be abolished - so we'll do nothing (except up a few limits every few years)". The debate therefore goes nowhere.
The draft Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill of 2015 (TALAB), published for public comment on 22 July 2015, proposes the introduction of a new Section 42A into the Tax Administration Act No. 28 of 2011 (TAA), dealing with the procedures to be followed where legal professional privilege is asserted by a taxpayer. These procedures are particularly onerous on the taxpayer, and may result in undue delays in the tax dispute resolution process - specifically in relation to discovery proceedings.
"Send us the documents together with a detailed explanation of why you consider these to be subject to legal privilege, and we will decide whether or not such privilege is actually applicable". I'm no lawyer, but surely anyone can see the absolute absurdity of such an argument?