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Edward Kieswetter is new head of Sars

President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Edward Kieswetter as the new commissioner for South African Revenue Service (Sars) with effect from 1 May 2019 for a term of five years. Kieswetter’s appointment was guided by the recommendations of the Nugent Commission of Inquiry into Tax Administration and Governance at Sars, as well as the recommendation to Read more >

New Sars boss to be appointed soon

The search for a new South African Revenue Service (Sars) head is on, with some reports saying that an appointment is “imminent”. Analysts believe the appointment could be made before the start of the new financial year on 1 April. It was the job of a panel appointed by minister of finance Tito Mboweni and Read more >

Moyane down again, but seemingly not out

Update, 12 December 2018: Tom Moyane plans to challenge the High Court’s judgment, handed down yesterday. He will be heading back to the Constitutional Court to appeal the court’s dismissal of his firing by Ramaphosa. Former Sars head Tom Moyane is not a man who gives up easily. Dismissed by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 1 Read more >

CW welcomes axing of SARS head Tom Moyane

  Corruption Watch welcomes President Ramaphosa’s bold and decisive action in firing SARS Commissioner, Tom Moyane. This follows a parade of witnesses before the Nugent Commission of Enquiry, all of whom have testified to the catastrophic consequences of Moyane’s corrupt and incompetent leadership of this vital institution. Corruption Watch executive director, David Lewis, commented: “We Read more >

CW makes submission to Nugent Commission of Inquiry into Sars

Corruption Watch (CW) has made submissions to the commission of inquiry into tax administration and governance at the South African Revenue Service (Sars), led by retired Judge Robert Nugent. The organisation is concerned about the lack of good governance and proper administration at Sars, an institution whose mandate is pivotal in detecting and reporting corruption, Read more >

SOE shakeup in Ramaphosa’s first 100 days

As the image and governance standards of South Africa’s state owned entities (SOEs) are being restored by the recent appointments of new boards by Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, and the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture hits the ground running, we marked the first 100 days of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s administration. His term so Read more >

NPA to review decision not to prosecute Moyane

While Corruption Watch welcomes the filing of disciplinary charges against Tom Moyane, the suspended commissioner of South African Revenue Services (Sars), we are concerned at the apparent reluctance of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to launch a prosecution of Moyane. Ever since the highly suspicious activities of Jonas Makwakwa, effectively Moyane’s second in command at Read more >

CW board member to preside over Moyane disciplinary

UPDATE, 22 May 2018: Kate O’Regan has been replaced by advocate Azhar Bham SC, after an objection by the legal team of Moyane. Moyane’s team had concerns about O’Regan’s impartiality in the matter. Embattled former South African Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner Tom Moyane is to face disciplinary charges. The Presidency announced last week that it Read more >

CW welcomes president’s decision to suspend Moyane

Since the Makwakwa story first emerged in 2016, Corruption Watch (CW) has taken numerous steps to try to hold SARS commissioner Tom Moyane accountable for his role in protecting Jonas Makwakwa from a proper investigation following the FIC report, which implicated Makwakwa and Elskie in suspicious transactions relating to money laundering and other criminal activities. Read more >