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PRETORIA, June 4 - The South African Revenue Service (SARS) on Tuesday announced that all taxpayers whose total employment income is less than R500,000 will not be required to submit their income tax returns this year, but they will still be paying tax. Edward Kieswetter, SARS Commissioner, said that the revenue service had decided to increase the income tax threshold from R350,000...
JOHANNESBURG, May 15 - South Africa has adequate water in storage to sustain it through the dry winter season, but the resource should be utilised carefully, the department of water and sanitation has said. Dam levels were at 73.7 percent for the past two weeks, a 6.2 drop compared to the same period last year, spokesman Sputnik Ratau said. "However, the...
Independent Media executive chairperson, Dr Iqbal Survé, was appointed to the First Council of the Belt and Road News Network (BRNN) at a highly exclusive gathering of world media leaders in Beijing on Tuesday. Survé was the only South African to be invited to serve on the First Council, which represents 26 countries and 39 media organisations. The BRNN has become...
JOHANNESBURG, April 12 - President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed eight new board members to fill the vacancies on the Board of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) with immediate effect. In a statement on Friday morning the Presidency said the new members of the board will serve the unexpired term of office of the members who resigned from the SABC...
PORT ELIZABETH, April 9 - Front offices for the Department of Home Affairs in all provinces are up and running, the department said on Monday after interruptions because of a systems upgrade introduced on 29 March. "Due to the magnitude of work to be done and new software that had to be transmitted to the offices, several technical errors were...
JOHANNESBURG, 1 April - The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) said on Monday that the four-month workers' strike at Sibanye-Stillwater's gold operations will continue. This is after Amcu president and the union's national leadership met with members at Masizakhele Stadium at Sibanye operations in Driefontein on Monday to give them an update on ongoing wage negotiations with the employer. At least 15,000...
PRETORIA, March 31 - The South African Revenue Service (SARS), the National Education, Health, and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu), and the Public Servants' Association (PSA) have made substantial progress in narrowing their areas of dispute and there is a possibility of reaching an agreement and settling the dispute, they said in a joint statement on Sunday night. "Pursuant to the...
DURBAN, March 28 - The Public Servants Association (PSA) said late on Thursday night that a strike by majority PSA affiliated members at the country's tax collector was legal and would continue. PSA and NEHAWU members employed by the South African Revenue Service (SARS) started striking early in the day at dozens of SARS branches countrywide, demanding higher salaries. In a...
JOHANNESBURG, March 28 - The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) on Thursday welcomed the appointment of Edward Kieswetter as the new Commissioner of the South African Revenue Service (Sars). President Cyril Ramaphosa made the appointment on the recommendation of a selection panel which was chaired by former Finance Minister Trevor Manuel. His appointment is effective from May 1. "This is a step...
JOHANNESBURG, March 19 - The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) on Tuesday said in-sourcing of food services for inmates at correctional centres has opened doors for local businesses to supply perishable and non-perishable food items. This opportunity comes against the backdrop of 26 correctional centre kitchens, in seven management areas, rendering nutrition through internal means. Spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo said the 26...

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