EXCLUSIVE: Sars to probe all ‘dodgy contracts’ from Tom Moyane’s tenure
The forensic review will include Bain and Gartner contracts examined at the Nugent inquiry
The SA Revenue Service (Sars) is to conduct a forensic review of all contracts deemed to have been dodgy, including with Bain & Company and Gartner, during the tenure of former commissioner Tom Moyane. The contracts to be investigated are those dealt with in the final report of the Sars commission of inquiry, chaired by retired judge Robert Nugent. The report, handed to President Cyril Ramaphosa in December, detailed a number of dodgy contracts, including with Boston-based consultancy Bain & Company for the damaging restructuring of the tax agency, and with information technology specialist Gartner. Together, the contracts were found to have cost the tax agency about R400m. The move to review the contracts could be the beginning of a process to discipline officials still at Sars who are implicated in the report, as the agency begins a clean-up after Moyane’s ruinous four-year tenure, which culminated in a R100bn hole in revenue collection. According to a document seen by Business Da...