The SA Revenue Service (Sars) commission of inquiry has recommended a host of measures to ensure that the tax agency is never again "seized" by a leader who "lacked integrity", like axed commissioner Tom Moyane. The commission, chaired by retired judge Robert Nugent, submitted its final report to President Cyril Ramaphosa last month. It recommends far-reaching legislative and governance changes — and these proposals are to form the basis of the process that has now started to appoint a successor to Moyane. The post of commissioner was advertised over the weekend and contenders will be shortlisted in January. Nugent’s recommendations aim to ensure a transparent process for the appointment of the new commissioner who, he says, should be "apolitical". The FM understands that the names of at least four individuals to replace Moyane have been raised: former auditor-general Terence Nombembe; former Sars senior executive Nathaniel Mabetwa; former Sars COO and former Alexander Forbes CEO Ed...

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