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SARSNews24 reports that the SA Revenue Service (SARS) has lost 506 employees since the start of the year.  

This was revealed in response to a parliamentary question posed by Democratic Alliance (DA) MP Alf Lees who wanted to know the extent of the brain drain at the agency and the reasons for employees leaving.  Commenting on the response, Lees said SARS had lost nearly 7,500 years of experience since the start of the year.  Of those who had left, one had a doctorate, 15 had masters’ degrees, 24 had honours’ degrees and 88 people had degrees.  Customer service, administration, and auditing lost the highest number of staff members, making up almost half of those who had left the organisation since the start of the year.  Of those who left, 103 departed to pursue other career opportunities, another 81 declined to offer a reason, and 85 said they had left for personal reasons.  Lees commented:  "Considering the critical role SARS plays in the South African economy, serious intervention cannot be delayed any further.”

  • Read this report by Jan Bornman in full at News24
  • Read the official parliamentary reponse at Politicsweb
  • Read the DA’s press statement in this regard at DA Newsroom

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