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South Africa: Implications of the Battle over the Revenue Authority

One of the first actions Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan took on his reappointment to the Treasury in December 2015 was to order a halt to the organizational restructuring being implemented under SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane. SARS is yet another state institution mired in internal battles mirroring the power struggle within the ANC. Gordhan’s return as finance minister gives him oversight of SARS, which he previously led from 1999 to 2009. However, he is in for a battle to restore his authority over Moyane, who is closely linked to President Jacob Zuma.

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