Mr Pravin Gordhan has been appointed as the Deputy Commissioner of SARS. This is a new post that has been created as part of the transformation of the South African Revenue Service. Mr Gordhan will take office on the 1st March 1998.
Mr Gordhan will work with the Commissioner of SARS, Mr Trevor van Heerden, in developing and implementing the policy and framework within which SARS operates. The Deputy Commissioner will have specific responsibility for the management of the organisation, through the establishment of effective corporate services. The following divisions of SARS will report to Mr Gordhan: Business Systems; Information Technology; Human Resources; Financial Services; and Communication and Client Services. Mr Gordhan will also have responsibility for the Management of Change programme for the whole organisation.