The digital infrastructure at the SA Revenue Service (Sars) may be on the verge of collapse following the halting of a modernisation programme four years ago. This was according to Sars acting group executive for IT strategy and architecture Andre Rabie‚ who was testifying at the commission of inquiry into tax administration and governance at Sars, on Monday. According to Rabie‚ Sars was “far behind” in updating its digital infrastructure after now-suspended commissioner Tom Moyane carried out his new operating model‚ which saw the total overhaul of various structures‚ including IT. Rabie said an almost decade-long programme to modernise the revenue service was brought to a halt when Moyane took over. Rabie‚ who joined Sars midway into the modernisation programme in 2011‚ said by the time Moyane started as commissioner in 2014‚ Sars had created a digital “platform on which to build on”. “We understood that we needed to take Sars to the next level and it was basically to modernise pr...

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