Best of City Press: Ramaphosa faces fightback, Post Office in R200m debacle, and EFF accused of gender violence

2018-08-19 17:04

In case you missed it, here are some of the best-read stories from City Press on Sunday, 19 August.

Ramaphosa faces fightback from detractors over 'targeted' SOE execs

2018-08-19 06:01

Suspended and fired executives of state-owned enterprises and their allies are bracing for warfare with President Cyril Ramaphosa, who they accuse of using state machinery to fight political battles.

SARS group executive appointed as new NSFAS administrator

2018-08-17 11:50

Group executive at the South African Revenue Services, Dr Randall Carolissen, has been appointed as the new administrator of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme.

Nugent handed new evidence on SARS 'rogue unit'

2018-08-16 15:25

The Nugent Commission of Inquiry has been handed new evidence on the so-called 'rogue unit' that includes details of its work and mandate.

SARS gets permanent CFO

2018-08-07 14:29

Johnstone Makhubu has been made permanent CFO, having been appointed acting CFO in August 2017.

Better collection means a better outlook for taxes

2018-08-05 09:48

Personal tax revenue growth, which is moving in the right direction, and higher VAT collection could mean lower hikes.

SARS Inquiry: Makwakwa wants Nugent to subpoena witnesses and taxman

2018-08-02 18:44

The former chief of business and individual taxes at the tax agency, who resigned in mid-March, says he needs internal SARS documents to prepare for his submission to the Nugent Commission of Inquiry.

SANDF chief clarifies situation regarding Cuba chartered flight

2018-07-31 16:53

The SANDF says the equipment on the aircraft wasn't being 'smuggled', but was being sent to South Africans receiving training in Cuba.

SARS worker, who claimed fraudulent refunds for family, gets 5 years in jail

2018-07-27 21:56

A former South African Revenue Service employee, who completed income tax returns on behalf of 38 taxpayers and claimed fraudulent refunds, has been sentenced to five years' imprisonment.

SARS Inquiry: Nugent warns Makwakwa to 'desist from threatening action' against witnesses

2018-07-26 07:55

Jonas Makwakwa's lawyer says her client has instructed her to open perjury cases and defamation claims against witnesses if they do not provide evidence to support their allegations.


SARS looks into identifying noncompliant cryptocurrency 'miners'

2018-08-19 06:03

Acting SA Revenue Service commissioner Mark Kingon says the organisation is looking into ways of identifying cryptocurrency traders who might be dodging tax.

Concern over companies netting zero-rating tax benefits

2018-08-18 07:45

The panel appointed to review the basket of zero-rated VAT items is concerned about producers netting the benefits of more items being added.

Finance Minister will amend SARS Act once Nugent inquiry wraps up

2018-08-16 16:03

Amendments to the SARS Act will be delayed until next year, pending the outcomes of the Nugent Commission of Inquiry.

EXCLUSIVE: How Moyane’s SARS illegally paid R420m to the Guptas

2018-08-08 08:30

The South African Revenue Service illegally paid at least R420m in tax refunds claimed by Gupta companies into an attorney’s trust account, to a shelf company and to a shady businessman who was once involved in business with Tom Moyane's nephew.

Beware: failing to file tax returns is a criminal offence

2018-08-06 21:00

Not filing is a criminal offence and SARS is well within its powers to launch criminal investigations into non-compliant taxpayers.

Police on a mission to crack the illicit tobacco trade

2018-08-03 17:31

Trade of counterfeit cigarettes sold at a low price knocks off R7 billion from the country’s tax base.

The fight is about to begin, Team Moyane vows after objections rejected

2018-08-01 14:23

The legal battle of suspended SA Revenue Service commissioner Tom Moyane is about to heat up, his attorney, Eric Mabuza, tells Fin24.

SARS to revive Large Business Centre, revamp e-filing

2018-07-30 10:35

The South African Revenue Service is planning a number of large-scale changes to improve its tax collection figures and ensure compliance.

There were 'neither weapons nor ammunition' on plane to Cuba - SARS

2018-07-27 15:39

The South African Revenue Service, under which customs officials fall, has also moved to reject claims that the military was trying to smuggle weapons to Cuba on a chartered flight.

SARS investigator Yegan Mundie resigns amid probe into alleged misconduct

2018-07-24 17:05

A senior South African Revenue Services employee, who was previously identified as being at the helm of a “rogue unit” within the service, has resigned with immediate effect.

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