At SARS, persistence pays

How SARS’ Intikhab Shaik and his team built a world-class revenue system.

06 February 2023

Intikhab Shaik. Photo: Karolina Komendera

When someone has worked for the South African Revenue Service for more than 30 years, the obvious but tragic question has to be, ‘how did you survive?’

The famously world-class SARS was deliberately eroded by state capture players determined to evade financial inconveniences like paying tax. But the quietly persistent Intikhab Shaik and his team have ensured that technologically speaking, SARS is very much back in business.

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