Classified 'rogue unit' report should be public - Mkhwebane backs EFF in opposing State Security minister

2019-10-14 12:57

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has come out in support of the EFF, arguing that a 2014 classified report, which found the so-called SARS 'rogue unit' was unlawful, should be made public.

Three former senior SARS officials back in 'rogue unit' saga

2019-10-14 06:15

Three former South African Revenue Service senior officials are expected back in the dock of the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Moyane knew SARS unit wasn't rogue, recordings show

2019-10-13 05:58

Explosive recordings of a meeting between former SARS commissioner Tom Moyane and two members of the SARS 'rogue unit' in early 2015 have revealed that Moyane knew fact from fiction from the very beginning.

SARS head Kieswetter: Hitting revenue estimates will be hard

2019-10-11 13:55

'There isn’t a single silver bullet to fixing SARS,' the commissioner says.

EXCLUSIVE | Shadowy ring of spies who reported directly to Zuma still active

2019-10-10 10:10

The State Security Agency's controversial Special Operations Unit, previously headed up by the equally controversial Thulani Dlomo, reported directly to former president Jacob Zuma, according to the Inspector General of Intelligence.

Mkhwebane was determined to make findings against me 'irrespective of evidence to the contrary' - Gordhan

2019-10-08 06:07

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan alleges in court papers that Busisiwe Mkhwebane acted with 'improper or ulterior purpose' against him in her investigation.

Malema denies he asked SARS 'rogue unit' boss for help

2019-10-04 15:39

Julius Malema has denied that he asked for help with his taxes or that he accepted the South African Revenue Service's version of events regarding the so-called "rogue unit".

Intelligence watchdog 'lost' truckloads of information related to the SARS 'rogue unit' drama

2019-10-04 12:31

A trove of intelligence, documents and other datasets handed to the inspector-general of intelligence by the former head of SARS’s investigations unit in 2014, and which allegedly proves the extent and scope of the conspiracy against the taxman, has been lost.

ANALYSIS | Genesis: How the SARS rogue unit narrative was born and normalised

2019-10-04 06:00

The inspector-general of intelligence's (IGI) report into the SARS investigative unit was the basis on which all other adverse findings against SARS was made. But court papers now reveal how the IGI was handed evidence which was never considered.

SARS 'protect me from yourself' IT head exits with immediate effect

2019-10-02 13:47

SARS has ended the employment relationship with two suspended officials, with immediate effect. The revenue service will not pursue further actions against them.

 

SARS 'Sunday Evenings' project case postponed for Batohi to consider representations

2019-10-14 11:56

The State's case against three former SARS officials has been postponed to February next year, to allow for new NDPP Shamila Batohi to review the decision to prosecute.

Capture and corruption: US to provide training and expert advice to NPA, SARS and others

2019-10-13 07:39

US experts in the combating and prevention of corruption, money-laundering and other cross-border crimes will be providing training to South African prosecutors and law-enforcement officials.

SARS promises no further action as another top exec resigns

2019-10-11 15:30

The tax agency's chief officer of human capital and development has resigned with immediate effect.

EXCLUSIVE | Spies' secret listening device disappeared from SSA before ANC elective conference, reappeared after

2019-10-11 06:10

In the weeks leading up to the ANC's national elective conference at Nasrec in December 2017, a sophisticated listening device went missing from the highly secure State Security Agency's headquarters.

Treasury entities' irregular spend reaches R1bn

2019-10-08 22:15

The state entities which fall under National Treasury incurred a combined R1bn in irregular expenditure in the 2018-19 financial year - with the biggest contributors being SARS and Treasury itself.

SARS 'rogue unit' boss: 'I have emails, recorded phone calls' on Malema's tax dispute

2019-10-04 22:12

The former SARS executive at the centre of the "rogue unit" saga, Johann van Loggerenberg, says he has recorded phone calls and emails that prove EFF leader Julius Malema had asked for help with his tax affairs through his attorney at the time.

EFF’s Julius Malema asked SARS 'rogue unit' boss for help

2019-10-04 13:13

EFF president Julius Malema, through his attorney, once approached the former SA Revenue Service executive at the centre of the "rogue unit" saga, Johann van Loggerenberg, for help with his tax affairs.

Mkhwebane allegedly filed incomplete record in Gordhan's SARS 'rogue unit' review - twice

2019-10-04 07:02

While the Public Protector insists that the record she filed is complete, Pravin Gordhan's lawyers complained twice that crucial information was missing from previous iterations of the record.

We will do better, SARS promises

2019-10-02 21:55

On the same day that ex-commissioner Tom Moyane renewed his bid to cross-examine Public Enterprises Minister at the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture, the SA Revenue Service promised taxpayers a "new beginning".

Tom Moyane's lawyers: We want to cross-examine Pravin Gordhan at state capture inquiry

2019-10-02 13:11

Lawyers acting on behalf of axed SARS commissioner Tom Moyane have applied yet again for leave to cross-examine Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan.

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