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Long Delays At Beitbridge As SA Customs Officials Strike

Long Delays At Beitbridge As SA Customs Officials Strike

There were long delays in the clearance of commercial cargo at the Beitbridge Border Post on Sunday after South African customs officials downed tools.

South African Revenue Services (SARS) employees embarked on a strike demanding a 12 per cent pay rise while the employer is offering 1.69 per cent.

The strike has resulted in the slow movement of commercial cargo entering or leaving South Africa.

Long and slow-moving queues of commercial trucks have become common in Beitbridge and Musina.

Last week, SARS issued a statement saying it had come up with contingency plans to ensure that it continued serving its clients pending a resolution of the salaries dispute. It said:

SARS apologises for any inconvenience caused due to the industrial action taking place across SARS, we are experiencing delays in servicing our taxpayers.

While some branches may be closed to the public, they will continue to honour virtual appointments, as booked.

In the event that a virtual booking is not honoured, please note that the branch will follow up to do the necessary service recovery.

Please continue to also make use of our digital services during this time.

More: The Herald

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3 Comments

Chinese zodiac 3 weeks ago

Pindulians life is a wheel it rotates always treat strangers and people around you with great respect zvisineyi kuti anobva kupi anotaura rurimi rwupi ane mari here .all i want to say is vapfanha vekushaya ndebvu pachirebvu avo tichange tanavo pa3yrs dzikuteera idzo vave vapoteri kuzotsvaga kushava nebetter living conditions muno muzimbabwe ndikutaura vakomana vepajoza tichange tanavo coz for sure SA is no more its economy is in the nose diving mode mark my words.


Keep dreaming bro 3 weeks ago

Keep on dreaming.

Zuze 3 weeks ago

When are ZIMRA employees going on strike?



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