A decade of Jacob Zuma has made South Africans more desperate but also more wary of politics and receptive to Siya Kolisi's brand of sincere, lived-in pragmatism, writes Cecelia Balfour.
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SARS head Edward Kieswetter says he won't be expected to present tax records to Busisiwe Mkhwebane, pending legal clarity on releasing such information.
Tax experts weigh in on what SARS boss Edward Kieswetter can do to restore the organisation to its former glory and boost revenue collections.
Ahead of the mini budget later this month, Momentum says the SA Revenue Service faces shortfalls in personal income tax, corporate income tax and VAT.
'There isn’t a single silver bullet to fixing SARS,' the commissioner says.
SARS has ended the employment relationship with two suspended officials, with immediate effect. The revenue service will not pursue further actions against them.
Draft legislation to tighten governance at the SA Revenue Service will be tabled early next year.
The tax agency is in the process of signing a memorandum of understanding with the NPA, as it ramps up the process of ridding the institution of corruption, Commissioner Edward Kieswetter has told a conference.
SA Revenue Service Commissioner Edward Kieswetter – whose appointment formed part of President Cyril Ramaphosa's clean-up of government agencies – has been accused of corruption in the Technology Innovation Agency, according to the Sunday Times.
SARS boss Edward Kieswetter on Tuesday announced that the threshold for tax returns has been lifted from R350 000 to R500 000, but taxpayers should still file their taxes if they believe they can get a return.
The EFF has been ordered to, within 24 hours, remove defamatory statements from all their media platforms and apologise to the former minister of finance.
Given SA's economic performance, a tax expert says the tax collection target of R1.422trn is 'unrealistic'.
Tax revenue collection may fall short by up to R50bn, tax experts have said, and it may be because new SARS boss Edward Kieswetter is preoccupied with rebuilding capabilities at the institution.
The tax agency's chief officer of human capital and development has resigned with immediate effect.
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".
Cross-border organised crime is on the rise, SA Revenue Service commissioner Edward Kieswetter said on Wednesday, making particular reference to crimes involving illicit financial flows.
The SARS joint statement with Hlengani Mathebula said both parties agreed that his 'employment relationship' with the revenue service should be brought to an end.
The tax agency has placed Mmamathe Makheke-Mokhuane on precautionary suspension pending the finalisation of a disciplinary process related to allegations of misconduct.
New SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter says his engagement with employees has revealed a work climate marked by a culture of distrust in the leadership, as well as racial tension.
This means that only people who earn more than R500 000 per year will need to file their tax returns, commissioner Edward Kieswetter said at a media briefing in Pretoria.
The revenue collection agency's new Commissioner, Edward Kieswetter, welcomed the sentence, saying SARS has "zero tolerance for dishonesty and unlawfulness".
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