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The South African Revenue Service has introduced a high-tech container scanner at Cape Town harbour, following the installation of such equipment in Durban port. The organisation wants to eliminate fraud and theft and help to increase duties and taxes paid into the country.
The 2014 Tax Statistics Bulletin shows that the South African Revenue Services (Sars) collected almost R900-million in revenue during the 2013/14 fiscal year, a 10.6% rise from the previous year.
South African Revenue Service customs teams seized a total of 54 kilograms of drugs worth almost R16-million at Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport over the weekend.
The South African Revenue Service has begun phasing out the receipt of cash at its branch offices, following an increase in electronic and cheque payments over the past few years.