SARS vs Adrian Lackay spat gets CCMA hearing

The case between South African Revenue Service (SARS) and its former spokesperson Adrian Lackay, was heard on Monday by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA).

Lackay claims that his working conditions became unbearable and he was dismissed from his position after Tom Moyane took over as SARS commissioner. He also alleges that an illegal "rogue unit" had been set up by senior officials at SARS.

EWN reporter, Gia Niccolaides says Lackay wants the CCMA to order SARS to pay him twelve months salary as compensation.

He left SARS in February 2015 but claims that he was forced out because his employment became intolerable following Tom Moyane's appointment as commissioner.

Gia Niccolaides, EWN reporter

Even though he resigned he is claiming that it was a constructive dismissal. He argues that even a month before he resigned, his position as spokesperson was advertised.

Gia Niccolaides, EWN reporter

Niccolaides says SARS denied everything, stating it had no intention of getting rid of him, but rather wanted to beef up the media unit. SARS says Lackay's resignation was voluntary and amicable.

To hear more on this subject, please listen below:

Read More
Bad blood between Gordhan and Moyane deeply concerning - DA

Bad blood between Gordhan and Moyane deeply concerning - DA

DA Shadow Deputy Minister of Finance Alf Lees says it seems nothing being done to fix problems between Gordhan and Sars Moyane.

The turbulence of 2016 took off from 'Nenegate', says Thamm

The turbulence of 2016 took off from 'Nenegate', says Thamm

Daily Maverick Assistant Editor Marianne Thamm reflects on the political roller coaster that was this year and where it all began.

Taxpayers warned of scammers using Sars logo

Taxpayers warned of scammers using Sars logo

Sars warns against a scam doing the rounds asking taxpayers to pay money into a third party account as soon as possible.

Corruption Watch on why it’s criminally charging Sars boss Tom Moyane

Corruption Watch on why it’s criminally charging Sars boss Tom Moyane

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Corruption Watch Executive Director David Lewis.

John Berks ("the least amiable man on radio") hilariously opens up about money

John Berks ("the least amiable man on radio") hilariously opens up about money

What does 702’s former Breakfast Show host John Berks believe, hope for and fear about money? Does he have, and want, lots of it?

D-Day for Shaun Abrahams suspension response to Zuma

D-Day for Shaun Abrahams suspension response to Zuma

National Director of Public Prosecutions to explain why he shouldn't be suspended over handling charges against Finance Minister.

Popular articles
It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

"Recognise that it’s not the end, it’s the beginning." Expert advise for school-leavers who want to improve their results.

Pamela Nomvete on her downfalls as actress, and 'climbing back'

Pamela Nomvete on her downfalls as actress, and 'climbing back'

This week Xolani Gwala's speaks to former Generations actor Pamela Nomvete for #WhatInTheWorldHappenedTo feature.

Meet the founder of Capitec Bank, named ‘Best Bank on Earth and Cheapest in SA’

Meet the founder of Capitec Bank, named ‘Best Bank on Earth and Cheapest in SA’

Michiel le Roux speaks about the fascinating story behind the little bank that has the Big 4 shaking in their boots.

Best way to get richer (especially if you’re between ages 20 and 45)

Best way to get richer (especially if you’re between ages 20 and 45)

Still young(ish)? Consider the single best thing you can do to increase your wealth by much more than the inflation rate.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?

5 ways the NSFAS funding model will change in 2017

5 ways the NSFAS funding model will change in 2017

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will pilot a new funding model in 2017. NSFAS chairperson Sizwe Nxasana explains.