Sars chief officer for digital and IT, Mmamathe Makhekhe-Mokhuane, earned R3.067 million for eleven months work.

This is in keeping with Sars’ annual report for 2017/2018, that was elaborated these days by the organisation.

On page 163 of the report, the remuneration for her position – listed as CO: Digital info and Services Technologies – was noted, with a disclaimer of eleven months within the position.

Makhekhe-Mokhuane created headlines yesterday once she was heavily criticised following her look in an SABC TV interview.

Makhekhe-Mokhuane was on SABC News to talk concerning reports that it'll price R1 billion to repair issues with Sars’ IT systems.

In the interview, however, Makhekhe-Mokhuane deflected queries by stating she solely joined respiratory disorder in 2017. She did this on many occasions.

When Makhekhe-Mokhuane then started speaking concerning sars bursaries for college students and also the outsourcing of cleaning workers, the interviewer tried to induce her back on target by stating they were talking concerning IT restructuring.

Makhekhe-Mokhuane replied to the current by stating: “Mam, can you provide me protection from yourself.”


Sars states that Makhekhe-Mokhuane could be a seasoned IT skilled with IT diplomas and a Master in Business from the University of North West.

She has antecedently held the position of Chief Information Officer at the Department of Transport, Department of Communications, and also the Department of Water and Sanitation, said Sars.

South Africans took to social media to question her competency, however, and lots of lambasted her inability to answer questions on Sars’ IT infrastructure.

Others questioned whether or not Makhekhe-Mokhuane was sick throughout the interview.

TV interview

The SABC TV interview is embedded below.