Natasha Marrian Financial Mail deputy editor & columnist

President Cyril Ramaphosa will "soon" initiate the process to appoint a new commissioner for the SA Revenue Service (Sars) now that Tom Moyane has lost his latest bid to avert his removal from the tax collecting agency. Business Day understands that the appointment will be made only after Ramaphosa has studied the final report of the commission of inquiry into governance at Sars, chaired by retired judge Robert Nugent. In its interim report, the commission recommended that Ramaphosa remove Moyane. The high court in Pretoria found on Tuesday that the decision to follow that recommendation and fire Moyane was "rational". Speculation is rife that contenders for the post include former auditor-general Terence Nombembe, and former Sars executives Edward Kieswetter and Nathaniel Mabetwa. According to insiders, current executive Hlengani Mathebula is also being considered. However, Ramaphosa is likely to take into account recommendations from Nugent on putting in place a stringent selectio...

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