Businessman claiming to be 'rogue unit' victim loses court bid

2019-07-17 19:05

A court has dismissed the application of businessman Martin Wingate-Pearse who argued, in part, that he had been the victim of illegal surveillance by the so-called SARS 'rogue' unit.

Ramaphosa files urgent court application against Public Protector - report

2019-07-15 23:30

President Cyril Ramaphosa has reportedly filed an urgent court application against the public protector.

Watch out, state capture gangsters - there's no escaping the tax man anymore

2019-07-15 11:39

In an appeal against an assessment, the burden of proof is on the taxpayer, which means it's easier to get lost funds back via SARS than securing a conviction in a criminal court, says Frans Krause.

A major source in Mkhwebane's report says he was never part of 'rogue unit' - report

2019-07-14 09:33

A key witness that Publilc Protector Busiswe Mkhwebane quotes in her report on public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan has told the Sunday Times that he was never a member of the Sars 'rogue unit'.

How SARS can 'pierce' the corporate veil to catch tax avoiders

2019-07-12 05:00

A relatively unknown piece of legislation could be used by SARS to catch shareholders hiding behind a company to avoid paying taxes, says a new study by Stellenbosch University.

Mkhwebane vs Gordhan: 'Personal insults and blatant lies a smokescreen'

2019-07-11 15:07

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has responded to a series of harsh criticisms levelled against her in court papers filed by Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan.

EXPLAINED: 5 questions that remain over the PP's report into SARS and Gordhan

2019-07-09 18:30

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has issued her long-awaited report into Pravin Gordhan and the SARS investigative unit. News24 Investigations' Kyle Cowan compares it to other inquiries into the so-called "rogue unit" matter.

Ivan Pillay slams Mkhwebane and her findings

2019-07-05 22:08

Ivan Pillay has released a statement responding to the Public Protectors finding, saying he will study the report and institute legal procedures. He added he would like his affidavit submitted to the Public Protector - in which he further lambastes its preliminary findings - to be released to the public.

Gordhan hits back: Mkhwebane got facts, law wrong

2019-07-05 17:51

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has slammed Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's findings against him in a report on the SARS 'rogue unit'.

SARS says it's working to fix eFiling bug

2019-07-03 12:59

The South African Revenue Service has said in a statement it is aware of an eFiling problem causing problems for some taxpayers.


Corruption 'isn't a black thing', says Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng

2019-07-17 14:38

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says South Africa, the rest of the continent and the rest of the world will not be able to defeat corruption unless the narrative that it is a 'black thing' is debunked.

Pillay joins Gordhan, seeks own review of Mkhwebane’s report

2019-07-15 18:11

Among other things, Ivan Pillay has alleged that ex SARS commissioner Tom Moyane pressured a former official to provide "some sort of report to implicate" the former deputy commissioner.

Public Protector, EFF slam Sunday Times 'rogue unit' report

2019-07-14 14:50

Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane has dismissed a Sunday Times report which claims that a major source in her report on Public Enterprise Minister, Pravin Gordhan was never a part of the South African Revenue Services 'rogue unit'.

PICS: Around R1m worth of heroin found in briefcase at CT International Airport

2019-07-12 16:09

A traveller was arrested at the Cape Town International Airport this week after customs officers found around three kilograms of heroin in his luggage, the SA Revenue Service says.

Trust in Mkhwebane's office wanes, SARS also takes a knock - survey

2019-07-11 19:21

A survey has found that South Africans overwhelmingly distrust politicians and political parties.

EFF wants to keep lie of the SARS 'rogue unit' alive, says Pravin Gordhan

2019-07-11 09:24

The EFF is a major proponent of the lie that SARS established an illegal "rogue unit" and Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane seems unable to question the party's motives for going after him, Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan says.

It's lose-lose as Mkhwebane backs Ramaphosa into a corner

2019-07-09 08:16

The Public Protector is acting in a manner that shows that she not only doesn't fear political backlash from her controversial reports, but also does not fear any possibility that Parliament may remove her, writes Ralph Mathekga.

REMINDER: What the Nugent commission said about the SARS 'rogue' unit

2019-07-05 20:50

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has ruled that the established of an investigative unit within the SA Revenue Service in 2007 was unlawful. Fin24 considers what the Nugent commission of inquiry previously said about the unit's existence.

Mkhwebane finds Gordhan violated executive ethics code, SARS 'rogue unit' was unlawful

2019-07-05 14:44

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has made another adverse finding against Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, this time in relation to the establishment of the so-called SARS "rogue unit".

10 tax trends SARS is clamping down on

2019-07-01 19:49

SARS is cracking down on non-compliant taxpayers - with these 10 areas in the spotlight.

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