On Tuesday, the South African Revenue Service announced that Johnstone Makhubu will be their permanent chief financial officer.
He joined SARS as a group executive responsible for procurement from Eskom in 2016. He previously held the chief financial officer status for finance in acting capacity. He acquired the position after Matsobane Matlwa took the decision to resign.
According to SARS while working at Eskom, Makhubu was the state-owned enterprise’s head of business enablement, he also had the responsibility of the commercial finance unit.
Makhubu studied at the University of KwaZulu-Natal where he obtained his bachelor of science degree in engineering. He furthered his studies through UNISA where he got his bachelor of commerce degree in supply chain and operations management as well as a masters of business leadership. He is currently completing his PhD through the University of Pretoria.
After the recent spate of suspensions and resignations at SARS, its high time the organisation gets its house in order. What will Johnstone Makhubu’s legacy be?