FinMin appoints SARS advisory committee members


South African Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has announced the members of a SARS Advisory Committee.

This follows his announcement in February that he would appoint a committee to advise him and the SARS Commissioner on a number of strategic and governance matters relating to SARS.

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The committee will be chaired by retired Judge Frank Kroon and comprises six other members. These include:

– Advocate Selby Mfanelo Mbenenge has extensive experience that includes serving as a Public Prosecutor and State Law Advisor.

– Mmakgolo Meta Maponya has experience in public sector finance and served on a number of boards, including AON, Broadband Infraco and Road Agency Limpopo.

– Bonga Mokoena is currently a Managing Director of Actuarial and Consulting Solutions & Public Sector Divisions at Alexander Forbes Financial Services Holdings. He has also held various executive leadership positions at Nedbank, Transnet and Old Mutual South Africa.

– Rudolph Mastenbroek is currently an advocate with 20 years’ experience in the public service and academia. He spent a 30 month secondment to the National Prosecuting Authority where he was a member of the presidentially established Anti-Corruption Task Team.

– Jonas Makwakwa is currently the Group Executive responsible for Audit at SARS and the Acting Chief Operations Officer. He joined SARS in 1995 as an auditor.

– Matsobane Matlwa is currently Chief Financial Officer at SARS, a position he assumed in December 2014. He has served on the boards of several companies including SAA, Transnet, JD Group and SASOL.

“The primary task of the committee will be to guide the direction of long-term strategy at SARS,” it restated.

“[This is] by ensuring that decisions about SARS operations, personnel, budget and technology support its long-term strategy.”

The committee will be appointed for a period of one year and will begin its work immediately.