Tom Moyane Biography
Tom Moyane is a South African development economist and the soon to be ex commissioner of the South African Revenue Service (SARS). He was born on 31 January 1953.
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Mr Moyane’s qualifications include a BSc Economics from the Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique.
As a development economist, he served until recently as the advisor on turnaround and security strategies at the State Information Technology Agency (SITA). He is a former National Commissioner for the Department of Correctional Services and has also served as Chief Executive Officer for the Government Printing Works. While in exile from South Africa during Apartheid he had worked for government departments in Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau.
Previously he was the managing director for Engen Mozambique as well as regional coordinator for the regional spatial development initiatives and as chief director for industry and enterprise development at the Department of Trade and Industry. During his period in exile he worked for government departments in Mozambique and Guinea Bissau.
Moyane has been heavily criticized for his financial management of SARS and his treatment of a controversial investigation that saw the departure of 55 senior staff and managers from the organisation.
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Ousted Tom Moyane hits back at President Ramaphosa
November 02, 2018 | timeslive.co.za
Former South African Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner Tom Moyane‚ a day after being dismissed from the post‚ is accusing President Cyril Ramaphosa of committing violations against the constitution and of pre-empting legal processes that are underway.
Ramaphosa’s office said on Thursday evening that he had accepted the recommendation of the Sars commission of inquiry’s chair‚ retired judge Robert Nugent‚ to axe Moyane‚ and had served him with a notice of termination of employment on Thursday.
Business Day reported that Moyane was suspended in March after a string of controversies around his running of Sars‚ including a R50-billion hole in revenue collection in 2017 and a decline in taxpayer compliance under his watch.
In response‚ Moyane’s lawyer Eric Mabuza said late on Thursday night that they are waiting for Ramaphosa to file his reply to Moyane’s Constitutional Court challenge of the Nugent inquiry on Friday before responding to the president’s decision to terminate Moyane’s employment contract.
“This matter is inextricably linked with the ongoing Constitutional Court application‚ in which among other things the lawfulness of the establishment of the Sars Commission‚ the conduct of Mr Nugent and the appointment of [commission advisor] Mr Katz are just some of the issues which are currently before the Constitutional Court‚” said Mabuza.
“Friday November 2 2018 is the deadline for President Ramaphosa‚ Mr Nugent and others to file their answering affidavits. Once these are received‚ we will convene a consultation with Commissioner Moyane to decide on the next steps in dealing with all the relevant violations of the constitution by President Ramaphosa and his appointees‚ and related ongoing and contemplated litigation.”
In June‚ Moyane’s attorney raised concerns about the presence of Professor Michael Katz on the commission of inquiry into SARS‚ “given his conflicted status as the personal and business legal representative” of the president. This was dismissed by Nugent‚ in part because he had appointed his own team for the inquiry – he was the only member appointed directly by Ramaphosa.
Cyril Ramaphosa fires defiant SARS boss Tom Moyane
November 1, 2018 | Businessday.co.za
President Cyril Ramaphosa has fired SA Revenue Services (Sars) commissioner Tom Moyane.
The battle between Moyane and Ramaphosa now heads to court — the president has until Friday to respond to the application by the embattled tax boss to halt processes against him in the Constitutional Court.
But Moyane’s axing is set to shore up taxpayer confidence, which was severely eroded during his tenure. His exit draws to a close a dark period in the tax agency’s history, which resulted in the exodus of dozens of experienced and skilled employees.
Ramaphosa accepted the recommendation of Sars commission of inquiry chairman, retired judge Robert Nugent, that Moyane be axed, and on Thursday served him with a notice of termination of employment. The president acknowledged in the letter of termination that Nugent’s interim report, which recommends Moyane’s firing, painted a “deeply concerning picture” of the current state of the tax agency.
Nugent’s interim report states that Moyane’s entry into Sars had been a “calamity” for the institution and the tax agency environment during his tenure was characterised by fear, distrust and intimidation.
The Nugent inquiry heard evidence of the culling at the tax agency, through a predetermined restructuring based on conniving between Moyane and international consultancy Bain & Company.
Critical Sars units such as its large business centre, enforcement unit and legal and compliance units were culled during Moyane’s tenure, factors, which between 60 to 70 witnesses said, had contributed to the gaping hole in revenue collection.
The fact that contracts with Bain and IT consultancy Gartner were irregular, with the latter one benefiting a close friend of Moyane, was further damning evidence against the errant tax boss.
Ramaphosa said Moyane’s refusal to contribute to the work of the Nugent inquiry had counted against the former tax boss in arriving at his decision.
“Of further and in many ways greater concern is your refusal to meaningfully participate in the Sars commission in order to assist with identifying the root causes of the systematic failures at Sars,” Ramaphosa said in a statement from the presidency on Thursday.
He said the interim report made it clear that the best course of action would be the termination of his services. Acting commissioner Mark Kingon will remain in the role until the president fills the post.
Moyane’s attorney Eric Mabuza could not be reached for comment on Thursday.
Moyane was suspended in March after a string of controversies around his running of the agency, including a R50bn hole in revenue collection in 2017 and a decline in taxpayer compliance under his watch.
Stabilising Sars has been flagged as a priority by the Treasury. Nugent recommended that in order to stabilise the institution, Ramaphosa should fire Moyane and replace him with a permanent commissioner.