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Di Hurworth


KPMG in South Africa

Di specialises in Indirect Tax as well as the corporate and international tax implications of investment into South Africa and Namibia, and in oil and gas transactions. Her major clients include international and listed clients, in the offshore oil mining industry, as well as clients in the retail and financial services sector. She heads up the Indirect Tax department in Cape Town, as well as the oil & gas tax unit nationally. VAT specialisations: General VAT consulting on VAT implications of business transactions. Advising on VAT implications of joint venture and joint operating arrangements for oil and gas exploration ventures and the sale of oil and gas rights, including timing of VAT payment and obtaining Advance Tax Rulings from SARS. Obtaining VAT rulings and holding discussions with SARS. Advising on exports, including new Interpretation Notes and Regulations and on imports of equipment. Providing VAT training and VAT export decision trees. Conducting detailed royalty reviews of royalties payable under the MPRD Act; holding discussions with SARS and responding to SARS queries on royalties and assisting with SARS audits. Conducting VAT reviews to identify risk and savings. Various opinions on VAT implications of transactions. Assisting clients with disputes with SARS and Voluntary Disclosure applications. Oil and gas specialisations: Tax implications of sale of oil and gas rights under the Tenth Schedule and general income tax provisions, and the tax implications of Joint Venture and Joint Operating Agreements. Assistance with application for Fiscal Stability Agreements. Advanced Tax Rulings. Advising investors in SA on detailed implications of Oil and Gas Regime in SA.

Areas of expertise

Energy and Natural Resources Indirect Tax Oil and Gas Tax
Di Hurworth KPMG SA

Education and qualifications

  • H Dip (Taxation)

  • BA LLB

  • LLM


  • Admitted Attorney


  • Publication: Managing Tax in the LNG Industry

  • Professional involvement: ASISA Vat working committee

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