On 29 July, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) announced that it and its recognised trade unions, the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) and the Public Servants Association of South Africa (PSA), remained committed to resolving the ongoing wage negotiation impasse.
In line with discussions with trade bodies over the past week, and to ensure continued trade facilitation and streamlined process during this period, cargo processing times will be adjusted from 06:00 to 18:00 at the following ports with effect from August 1 until further notice.
All other port operations and processes (excluding cargo processing) will take place within the normal port operating times.
All other ports not listed above will continue to operate within their normal operating hours.
SARS endeavours to minimise any potential impact to the free flow of cross-border movement of trade. Should you require any urgent assistance or further information, please contact OSC@sars.gov.za mailbox.