Merc money was from a legitimate loan, says Makwakwa's business partner

2018-06-03 12:32

A director of a factory equipment supplier has explained how the bulk of R600 000 – which she borrowed from a friend to pursue an alleged tender scam – ended up in former top tax official Jonas Makwakwa's account.

Hogan Lovells' Makwakwa headache: 'Why we could not break SARS's privilege'

2018-05-27 20:00

As much as we wanted to, we could not break SARS's privilege, unless they permitted us to do so, writes partner at Hogan Lovells (SA) Wessel Badenhorst for Fin24 about an investigation into controversial former SARS bigwig Jonas Makwakwa.

Gerrie Nel, Trevor Manuel, Vusi Pikoli are State witnesses in SARS 'rogue unit' case

2018-04-09 15:04

The list of witnesses the State will be drawing on in their case against a trio of ex-SARS officials is throwing up names well known during the trial of former police commissioner Jackie Selebi as well as beleaguered SARS executives Tom Moyane and Jonas Makwakwa.

Makwakwa won’t escape criminal justice through resignation - committee

2018-03-15 11:28

If there is a case for former South African Revenue Service official Jonas Makwakwa to answer, it must be handled through the criminal justice system, says a parliamentary committee.

Hawks still probing Makwakwa for corruption, money laundering

2018-03-14 17:19

SA’s priority crime unit the Hawks will continue to investigate former SARS official Jonas Makwakwa despite his abrupt resignation form the revenue service.

SARS given one-week ultimatum to release KPMG, Makwakwa reports

2018-03-13 13:20

SARS commissioner Tom Moyane says beleaguered official Jonas Makwakwa has approved the release of two reports in SARS' possession as well as his personal tax information to Parliament’s standing committee on finance.

UK law firm again defends its probe of top SARS official

2018-01-23 18:36

London-headquartered law firm Hogan Lovells has again said the investigation it conducted into controversial top SARS exec Jonas Makwakwa did not look at criminal wrongdoing.

British politician claims UK law firm complicit in state capture in SA

2018-01-16 07:35

UK politician and peer Peter Hain has accused law firm Hogan Lovells of being either ‘willingly gullible’ or a ‘malevolent accomplice' of SARS head Tom Moyane in its probe of Jonas Makwakwa.

Moyane questioned on handling of Makwakwa suspension

2017-11-28 18:48

The standing committee on finance has asked SARS commissioner Tom Moyane why he waited until public exposure before suspending top official Jonas Makwakwa.

Makwakwa reports: SARS places ball in Parliament's court

2017-11-22 12:35

SARS is concerned about the legal implications of releasing reports on allegations against Jonas Makwakwa and has called for a parliamentary committee to put together a team to make a final decision.


Dept of Water and Sanitation: We had nothing to do with Makwakwa's Merc money

2018-05-29 17:27

The Department of Water and Sanitation has denied any involvement in transactions relating to former SARS chief executive for business and individual tax, Jonas Makwakwa.

Hogan Lovells report lifts veil on Makwakwa's Mercedes Benz money trail

2018-05-24 16:55

The report shows that a money trail consisting of nine transfers between seven companies ended with a payment of R200 000 to Makwakwa, who used it to pay towards a Mercedes Benz for his partner.

SA Revenue Service boss Tom Moyane suspended

2018-03-20 01:15

In a late-night statement the Presidency announced that the tax agency's head had been suspended with 'immediate effect' pending the institution of disciplinary proceedings.

SARS wastes no time replacing Makwakwa

2018-03-14 19:38

The SA Revenue Service has wasted no time in finding a replacement for former chief officer of business and individual tax Jonas Makwakwa with Mark Kingon.

FULL STATEMENT: Moyane announces Makwakwa's exit at SARS

2018-03-14 16:13

SA Revenue Service commissioner Tom Moyane has announced that the taxman's chief officer for business and individual tax, Jonas Makwakwa, has quit with immediate effect.

SARS must take some blame for revenue shortfall - Treasury

2018-03-02 12:59

The tax revenue gap is not only due to the poor economic cycle as SARS has asserted, but also due to administration and governance issues at the tax authority, says Treasury.

Hain's corruption comments 'unfortunate and regrettable' - SARS

2018-01-17 07:46

The South African Revenue Service has rejected statements made by British peer Peter Hain linking it to corruption and state capture.

Makwakwa reinstated amid probes by SARS and Hawks, Parliament hears

2017-12-05 17:18

High ranking South African Revenue Service official Jonas Makwakwa returned to his post from a suspension while being investigated for tax irregularities by SARS itself, as well as the Hawks.

Moyane slams 'blatant misrepresentation of facts' over reappointment of Makwakwa

2017-11-27 21:15

SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane has said the internal inquiry that led to the reinstatement of top SARS official Jonas Makwakwa was a "patently fair, unbiased and independent process".

Makwakwa investigation didn't include suspicious transactions - law firm

2017-11-09 17:05

Law firm Hogan Lovells, which conducted an investigation into top SA Revenue Service official Jonas Makwakwa, has said that it did not directly investigate transactions red flagged by the Financial Intelligence Centre.

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