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Firstly, the DHA is custodian, protector and verifier of the identity and status of citizens and other persons resident in South Africa. This makes it possible for people to realize their rights and access benefits and opportunities in both the public and private domains. By expanding these services to marginalized communities, the department plays is a key enabler in deepening democracy and social justice.
Secondly, the DHA controls, regulates and facilitates immigration and the movement of persons through ports of entry. It also provides civics and immigration services at foreign missions; and determines the status of asylum seekers and refugees in accordance with international obligations. The department thus makes a significant contribution to ensuring national security, enabling economic development and promoting good international relations.
A caring and integrated system of social development services that facilitates human development and improves the quality of life.
To enable the poor, the vulnerable and the excluded within South African society to secure a better life for themselves, in partnership with them and with all those who are committed to building a caring society.
The people we serve come first in performing our duties. We will ensure equity and freedom from discrimination and harassment in the workplace and in the services provided by our department. We will workin partnership with the people we serve and with other stakeholders. We will use the resources entrusted to us, to deliver on the Governmen’s priorities in the most effient, effective and innovative ways. Ww will be transparent and accountable for our decisions, actions and performance. We will share our knowledge and expertise with other departments and broader welfare sector and learn from them.In performing our duties, we will uphold the Constitution of the republic of South Africa, the laws governing the public service and the Code of Conduct for the Public Service.
COLIN WOLFSOHN: Look, their whole principle of separating and making our ordinary Tax Act simpler, without these administrative provisions, is very good, no question about it. We understand where SARS is coming from in terms of cases of genuine crooks or people, as we say, like an Enron kind of case. We are concerned on a practical basis though, whether all these provisions…because this Act is written in the basis where everything is perfect and we’ve seen, unfortunately, cases in the past where you might have SARS employees who don’t interpret these legislations pieces totally accurately and, if I can use the wrong wording, might abuse their position. That kind of situation concerns us but hopefully with proper training of SARS officials that things will improve.
We have had instances where SARS employees have abused their position and unfairly interpreted the VAT Act to the total and unnecessary disadvantage of the taxpayer. Arrogant and unprofessional behaviour like that should never have been allowed to take place. It echoes the harshness and intolerance of Apartheid racism.