Institute is pleased to announce that Keith Engel will join SAIT in January as
the Deputy Chief Executive.
the former National Treasury Chief Director for Legal Tax Policy design, and
most recently a partner in the Africa tax practice of EY, Keith brings with him
vast experience from the private and public sector. Notably during his tenure
at National Treasury, Keith was instrumental in shaping tax policy design in
the years following on the Katz Commission on Inquiry.
his capacity as Deputy Chief Executive at SAIT, Keith will be responsible for
advocating the national tax policy agenda from a civil society perspective while
also leading the technical team internally in serving the interests of members.
Established in 2007, SAIT has grown to become the largest of the
SARS recognised controlling bodies in South Africa and as such plays the
leading role in advising government on tax technical and policy matters through
its network of specialist committees and research associates. This appointment
will further elevate the technical capacity of SAIT for the benefit members and
the tax profession.
Section 240A of the Tax Administration Act, 2011 (as amended) requires that all tax practitioners register with a recognized controlling body before 1 July 2013. It is a criminal offense to not register with both a recognized controlling body and SARS.