SARS WELCOMES CONCOURT RULING ON RACISM CASE

Pretoria, 8 November 2016 - SARS welcomes the landmark Constitutional Court’s ruling in its favour with regard to its decision to dismiss Mr Jacobus Johannes Kruger for calling his supervisor, Abel Mboweni with the K-word.
 
The Constitutional Court ruled that it was unreasonable for SARS to reinstate Mr Kruger after his use of the K- word which saw him dismissed in 2007.
 
As an organization SARS is committed to building a truly transformative culture that will contribute to the building of a non-racial South Africa. It was for this reason that SARS escalated the case to the Constitutional Court.
 
As SARS, we have chosen to take a principled stand that we do not tolerate racism.
 
Notwithstanding various unsuccessful challenges at various tribunals, SARS has consistently held the view that racial abuse undermines the very core of its mandate, its value proposition and value systems. As such SARS would not tolerate such behaviour.
 
As SARS we see this as victory for creating a non-racial society and wish to encourage all citizens and staff members to immediately report all incidents of racism.