President Jacob Zuma has named Thomas Moyane, who has previously served as the National Commissioner at the Department of Correctional Services, as the new commissioner of the South African Revenue Services (SARS.)
“I thank the President and the Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Nene for the confidence they have bestowed upon me. I look forward to working with the successful team at SARS to assist to take forward all priority development programmes and policies,” Moyane said.
Moyane also recently served as the advisor on turnaround and security strategies at the State Information Technology Agency (SITA.)
The presidency claims that Moyane brings over 30 years of experience to the post, having previously worked in senior executive positions – both in the public and private sectors.
“The President has wished Moyane well in his new responsibility of steering SARS to the future,” the presidency said.
The post has been held by acting commissioner, Ivan Pillay for over a year, after Oupa Magashula resigned in the light of a “jobs-for-pals” scandal. Pillay will finish his term at the end of the week.
By Jenni McCann