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SARSEWN reports that the Nugent commission of inquiry has recommended that the new SA Revenue Services (Sars) commissioner should recruit former employees who were forced out of the organisation and should consider reparations for their losses.  

It has further recommended that a full performance review be conducted of the executive committee appointed by fired commissioner Tom Moyane.  President Cyril Ramaphosa released the report on Friday and processes are now underway to appoint a new permanent head of the revenue service.  The commission found that within a year of Moyane’s arrival, the executive committee had been purged of all preexisting management experience and skills.  It also found the institutional memory at a senior level was almost entirely eradicated.  Evidence revealed that Moyane was bent on getting rid of senior employees and he set about finding whatever grounds to use to get rid of them.  The restructuring meant about 200 employees were displaced from their jobs and had to re-apply.  Some just left the organisation.  Since Moyane’s removal, many have volunteered to return to help rehabilitate Sars, which the commission recommended should be considered.

  • Read Barry Bateman’s report on this story at EWN


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