Natasha Marrian Deputy editor: Financial Mail

SARS has appointed Johnstone Makhubu as its new chief officer for finance. Makhubu, who was employed by SARS under suspended commissioner Tom Moyane, has been acting in the post since August 2017, after the departure of former chief officer for finance Matsobane Matlwa. Makhubu joined SARS in 2016 as group officer for procurement. SARS announced Makhubu’s appointment on Tuesday, with immediate effect. SARS is overhauling its top leadership after Moyane’s suspension, and as the administration under President Cyril Ramaphosa seeks to restore public confidence in the taxman, which was massively eroded over the past four years. According to the SARS statement, Makhubu joined SARS in 2016 from Eskom, where he was responsible for implementing a central procurement hub. He was later appointed head of "business enablement" at Eskom, where he was responsible for, among other things, the commercial finance unit. He was also responsible for the supply chain management risk and governance unit ...

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