The tug of war between Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and Sars Commissioner Tom Moyane has become a cause for concern regarding politics interfering in governing of public institutions.
702's John Robbie on Monday spoke to the executive director of Public Affairs Research Institute, Ivor Chipkin, on the issue.
Listen to the conversation below:
It's very difficult to get a sense of the President's thinking in making decisions. Having said that, if Moyane was going to go, he would have gone.— Ivor Chipkin, Public Affairs Research Institute
Gordhan has made it very clear since he became finance minister that he wanted Moyane to go. It looks like he's got some support.— Ivor Chipkin, Public Affairs Research Institute
When the ANC takes power in 1994 the country is bankrupt, the economy is in free fall... One of the extraordinary achievements of the 1990s is the fiscal consolidation.— Ivor Chipkin, Public Affairs Research Institute
What National Treasury managed to do in the early 2000s is build a high level of political goodwill between national treasury and provincial treasuries. That looks like it starts to become weakened, especially after Polokwane.— Ivor Chipkin, Public Affairs Research Institute