PRETORIA 07 August 2018 — The South African Revenue Service (SARS) wishes to announce the appointment of Mr Johnstone Makhubu as its Chief Officer: Finance with immediate effect.
Mr Makhubu holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the now University of KwaZulu Natal as well as a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Supply Chain and Operations Management from the University of South Africa. He further holds a Master of Business Leadership (MBL) from the University of South Africa’s School of Business Leadership. Mr. Makhubu has further completed a Senior Management Programme with the Henley Business School and is at the outset of a PhD with the University of Pretoria.
Mr. Makhubu has more than 17 years of experience across the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Mining, Engineering and Manufacturing, as well as Power Generation industries, where he has held positions ranging from, Facilities Management, Supply Chain Management, as well as Business Support Services. Mr. Makhubu has worked for Unilever (Lever Brothers), Tiger Brands, Anglo Platinum and Eskom.
Prior to joining SARS, Johnston worked for Eskom, where he was responsible for implementing a rationalised centre-led procurement hub. He was later appointed as the Head of Business Enablement within Eskom, where he was responsible for, amongst other functions, the Commercial Finance Unit, which later extended to cover the Supply Chain Management Risk and Governance Unit.
Mr. Makhubu joined SARS in 2016 as the Group Executive responsible for Procurement, and was appointed to the Acting Chief Officer: Finance role in August 2017, a role he has held and executed to date. In this current role, Mr. Makhubu will be responsible for the overall management of the Finance Division including Procurement, as well as the Corporate Real Estate portfolios.