Natasha Marrian Deputy editor: Financial Mail

It would cost about R1bn to fix the SA Revenue Service’s (Sars’s) IT infrastructure after its modernisation programme was abruptly halted in 2014 when suspended commissioner Tom Moyane took over, with huge challenges looming including the potential "crash" of the vaunted e-filing system. The halting of the modernisation programme at Sars and the appointment of international technology consultancy group Gartner to conduct a diagnostic on its IT systems was blamed by senior executives in Pretoria on Monday for the "virtual collapse" of the digital infrastructure at the tax agency. If you are already a subscriber, please click on the following link to go to the full article: Collapse of Sars’s e-filing imminent If you would like to subscribe to BusinessLIVE to read the full story, please click here.

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as exclusive Financial Times articles, ProfileData financial data, and digital access to the Sunday Times and Times Select.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems? Email or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now