Ms Yanga Mputa has been appointed as the new Chief Director of Tax Policy at the Ministry of Finance. Ms Mputa has a wealth of experience in tax administration and policy, having served as a senior manager at the South African Revenue Service (SARS) and as a tax consultant at PwC. She holds a Master of Commerce degree in Taxation from the University of Cape Town and a Bachelor of Accounting Science degree from the University of South Africa.
Ms Mputa will be responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of tax policy reforms, as well as engaging with various stakeholders, including the National Treasury, Parliament, civil society and the private sector. She will also lead the ministry's efforts to enhance tax compliance and revenue collection, in line with the government's fiscal objectives.
The Minister of Finance, Mr Tito Mboweni, congratulated Ms Mputa on her appointment and expressed his confidence in her abilities. "Ms Mputa is a highly qualified and experienced tax professional who will bring valuable insights and expertise to the ministry. I look forward to working with her to advance our tax policy agenda and to ensure that our tax system is fair, efficient and supportive of economic growth and social development," he said.
Ms Mputa will assume her duties on 1 August 2023. She succeeds Mr Ismail Momoniat, who retired after 25 years of service at the ministry.