Newly appointed SA Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner Edward Kieswetter says he will need all the help he can get as he seeks to restore a once world-class institution that was wrecked during the years of state capture. The Treasury said on Wednesday that President Cyril Ramaphosa had appointed the previous deputy commissioner, who has also been CEO of financial services company Alexander Forbes, from May 1 for a five-year term. He is part of the board that was appointed to clean up Transnet, one of the state-owned enterprises that was weakened by rampant corruption and mismanagement over the past decade. "The country needs a well functioning and respected revenue authority that has integrity," Kieswetter told Business Day shortly after the announcement of his appointment. "There is a big job waiting for me and so it is with a mixture of excitement, but also significant humility knowing what challenges lie before us. I will obviously need all the help I can get." Kieswetter will ta...

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