It is too early to declare victory in the turnaround of Sars from the deterioration it suffered during state capture but there are encouraging signs of progress, Sars commissioner Edward Kieswetter said on Thursday.

The revenue collector was destroyed during the far-reaching overhaul of its operational model by former commissioner Tom Moyane and Boston-based consultancy Bain — a move that turned the world-renowned institution into a blunt instrument that benefited organised criminals and crooked politicians and businesses...

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