New SARS Commissioner appointed

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma has appointed Thomas (Tom) Swabihi Moyane as the new Commissioner of the South African Revenue Services (SARS).

Moyane's appointment is with effect from 27 September 2014.

Moyane, a development economist, recently served as the advisor on turnaround and security strategies at the State Information Technology Agency (SITA).

His qualifications include a BSc Economics from the Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique, Diploma in consulting to small Business from the University of the Witwatersrand, and certificates in Strategic Management, Managing Markets from Henley, Micro-economics from London School of Economics and Mastering Finance from GIBS.

According to the Presidency, Moyane will bring more than 30 years' experience to the position, having worked as a senior executive in various government and private sector entities.

He has served as National Commissioner at the Department of Correctional Services, as Chief Executive Officer for the Government Printing Works, as 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.

“The President has wished Mr Moyane well in his new responsibility of steering SARS to the future,” said Presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj.

Moyane thanked the President and the Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Nene, for the confidence they have bestowed upon him.

“I look forward to working with the successful team at SARS to assist to take forward all priority development programmes and policies.” –