Lawyers for the South African Revenue Service (Sars) want key documents relating to the infamous “rogue unit” saga to be disallowed as evidence in a labour dispute with one of the revenue collector’s former employees. Proceedings in former Sars spokesperson Adrian Lackay’s bid to have his departure from Sars classified[…]
Sars commissioner Tom Moyane told Parliament on Wednesday that he had not met with Hawks head Berning Ntlemeza regarding the allegations against Sars second in command Jonas Makwakwa. The Anti-Corruption Task Team and Sars were briefing Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts when the Sars commissioner told the committee that[…]
The South African Revenue Service (Sars) paid KPMG over R23m for its highly-contested probe into its investigation unit which was founded when Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan was Sars commissioner. The information was submitted on Tuesday by Gordhan on behalf of Sars, in response to a written Parliamentary question tabled by[…]
The latest drug bust at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg netted 25kg of tik (crystal methamphetamine) valued at R7.5-million on Friday night. South African Revenue Service customs officials made the seizure during an inspection of a flight from Cotonou in Benin‚ West Africa. “All unaccompanied bags were escorted to[…]
The Hawks have assured Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan he is not a suspect in their controversial SA Revenue Service (Sars) “rogue unit” investigation and that he would not be arrested. This is revealed in correspondence between the unit and Gordhan’s lawyers this week following sensational reports of the imminent arrest[…]
Panama has never been the premier destination for South Africans who play the offshore investment game. Most prefer the English gentleman act played by the suits from the Channel Islands. Or the comfort offered by Mauritius where one can engage in tax planning with a Mojito in hand over a[…]
The SA Revenue Service (Sars) managed to collect R1trn in tax payments for the first time in South Africa’s history, despite the recent political distractions, Commissioner Tom Moyane said on Friday. During a joint media conference with Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and Deputy Minister Mcebisi Jonas, Moyane criticised the “negative[…]
ANC pressure has forced President Jacob Zuma to act decisively to end a damaging power struggle between Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his tax chief that has battered the rand, increasing the likelihood of a downgrading of the country’s credit rating. Yesterday Zuma, accused of using SA Revenue Service commissioner[…]
The president is not empowered to dismiss the SARS commissioner or ask the National Prosecuting Authority to drop investigations‚ the Presidency said on Monday. Amid calls for President Jacob Zuma to make just such an intervention‚ the Presidency issued an appeal on Monday afternoon for editors and “interested parties” to[…]
Standard Bank Research said the “rand sacrificed most of the gains it had made since the end of January”, which analysts on Monday said was due to a boiling point in politics involving President Jacob Zuma and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Zuma said on Friday that he will not interfere[…]
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