Mark Kingon has hit the ground running after being appointed interim Sars Commissioner following Tom Moyane's suspension.
Moyane was suspended with immediate effect earlier this week after refusing President Cyril Ramaphosa's calls for him to resign.
Kingon is said to have greater knowledge and experience of the revenue service than his predecessor.
He has been with Sars since its establishment and worked his way through the ranks to become the Group Executive for Relationship Management within Business and Individual Taxes.
He speaks to CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies about his new role..
It's been a very interesting journey and all I want to do is serve. Serve our staff and most importantly serve the people of South Africa.— Mark Kingon, Acting Commissioner of Sars
Anything that's been done incorrectly in the servicing of our clients we want to make sure that we do it better.— Mark Kingon, Acting Commissioner of Sars
Kingon says Sars will be focusing first on its key mandate of revenue collection and trade facilitation. He says they will be taking seriously the principles of 'batho pele'.
We need to work together and not see ourselves as opposing each other but work together to improve the service of our clients.— Mark Kingon, Acting Commissioner of Sars
To hear the rest of the conversation with Mark Kingon, listen below:
This article first appeared on CapeTalk : New Sars boss 'committed' to serving South Africans