OUTA welcomes new SARS boss
Edward Kieswetter has a tough job ahead
The new SARS head steps into his role in May.
“It is imperative that he focuses on long-term solutions that will elevate the country’s economy and public confidence,” says Volmink.
OUTA welcomes the release of the appointment panel's report, as it inspires confidence in this appointment and in the future of this crucial institution.
Kieswetter replaces Tom Moyane who had been in OUTA’s crosshairs since his appointment by former President Jacob Zuma. “Moyane’s conduct was mired in controversy,” says Volmink. “He caused a lot of damage to this once well-respected, world-class institution. The shortfalls in meeting the SARS revenue targets were exponential during his tenure.”
We thank acting Commissioner Mark Kingon for getting the turnaround started.