Researcher Simone Haysom delves behind the spin to trace the crucial role played by the Sars investigative unit in just one case - Radovan Krejcir.
The finance minister and Cabinet will have to make some unpopular decisions in an election year to avoid a credit ratings downgrade to junk status.
Auditors say the new tax regulations are too much to comply with and could be counterproductive to reining in tax-avoidance by multinational firms.
A new twist in the ongoing saga of spy vs spy in the South African Revenue Service can now be revealed.
Both Sars and its group executive, who was accused of misconduct last year, have said that the "parting of ways was amicable".
Sars has obtained a preservation order against the assets of Radovan Krejcir, allowing it to look at his business empire and trace hidden assets.
The real number of South Africa's super rich may be far higher than present estimates.
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has launched the office of the tax ombud, which will be run by retired judge Bernard Ngoepe.
Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema is trying to settle his tax bill to avoid being barred from Parliament, reports say.
The high court in Pretoria has ruled against Radovan Krejcir's application to have parts of the Sars case against him deemed inadmissible.
The revenue service believes the unusual donation may be part of an elaborate tax dodge by her father.
The commissioner of the South African Revenue Service Oupa Magashula has resigned with immediate effect, following a jobs-for-pals scandal.
According to a tax judgment obtained by Sars in the North Gauteng High Court, Julius Malema has been assessed for income tax of about R4.7-million.
Legislation allowing Sars to search business premises without a warrant is expected to come into operation within the next three months.
Suspended ANC Youth League president Julius Malema allegedly owes the South African Revenue Service more than R10-million.
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says the government will soon implement stringent measures to clamp down on tax defaulters.
A modernisation programme to digitise local export processes may lie behind the puzzling clampdown that has left local food exporters reeling.
The South African Revenue Service says a record number of 4.86-million income tax returns have been received -- 23% higher than the previous year.