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Mark Kingon Bio
|Mark Kingon is a South African currently serving as the acting South African Revenue Service (SARS) Commissioner. He was appointed for the role following the suspension of his the former Commissioner Tom Moyane on March 2018 by Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan. His father was also a commissioner at the then Receiver of Revenue.|
|Mark Kingon Age||He is currently in his mid 50s|
|Mark Kingon Wife||Jeni|
|Mark Kingon Father||Andy Overton, Lynne Overton|
|Mark Kingon Children||3 Children|
|Mark Kingon Education||
University of South Africa/Universiteit van Suid-Afrika 1 –
Mark Kingon Education
Mark Kingon is a graduate of the University of South Africa. He, however, started tertiary education 11 years after taking on his role with SARS. He received his diploma in 2002, after studying for a combined total of seven years.
Mark Kingon SARs
Mark Kington has been the Acting SARS Commissioner Mark Kingon March 2018 following the suspension of Tom Moyane. He is giving evidence at the Nugent Inquiry on Friday 19th October 2018 into what is being done to steer the tax service out of its operational crisis. His tenure was extended by 90 days by former Finance minister Nhlanhla Nene.
Mark Kington is a tax veteran with 34 years of service, Kingon has witnessed the agency evolve over the years, particularly during Pravin Gordhan’s tenure as Commissioner. Kington joined SARs in 1984. Gordhan, who is currently the Public Enterprises Minister, is credited with turning things around at the agency.
Since taking up his job, Kingon has been trying to repair the agency’s tarnished image, which has been affected by declining standards and reduced public trust under Moyane’s leadership. His name has not featured much in the testimonies of SARS executives who have delivered explosive details of how the organisation has slipped from being one of the best-run institutions to an entity marred by operational challenges that have hampered revenue collection.
— eNCA (@eNCA) October 19, 2018
The is expected to ask Kingon to shed some light on Moyane’s “secret” trip to Russia in November 2017. The trip was approved by former Finance minister Malusi Gigaba, despite having no details about its purpose.
As part of restoring SARS, Kingon has revealed the agency is in the process of reopening the critical Large Business Centre which is tasked with collecting tax from big firms. He also plans to reopen a unit probing the illicit tobacco trade. Both units were shut down under a controversial business restructure ordered by Moyane.