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Media Release Archive – 2015

30 December 2015 – Trade Statistics for November 2015

Published Date: 30/12/2015

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) today releases trade statistics for November 2015 that recorded a trade surplus of R1.77 billion.


30 November 2015 – Trade Statistics for October 2015

Published Date: 30/11/2015

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) today releases trade statistics for October 2015 that recorded a trade deficit of R21.39 billion. This figure includes trade data with Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland (BLNS).


30 October 2015 – Trade Statistics for September 2015

Published Date: 30/10/2015

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) today releases trade statistics for September 2015 that recorded a trade deficit of R0.89 billion. This figure includes trade data with Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland (BLNS).  


30 September 2015 – Trade Statistics for August 2015

Published Date: 30/09/2015

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) today releases trade statistics for August 2015 that recorded a trade deficit of R9.95 billion. This figure includes trade data with Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland (BLNS).


31 August 2015 – Trade Statistics for July 2015

Published Date: 31/08/2015

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) today released trade statistics for July 2015 that recorded a trade deficit of R0.40 billion. This figure includes trade data with Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland (BLNS).


31 July 2015 – Trade Statistics for June 2015

Published Date: 31/07/2015

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) today releases trade statistics for June 2015 that recorded a trade surplus of R5.80 billion. This figure includes trade data with Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland (BLNS).


30 June 2015 – Trade Statistics for May 2015

Published Date: 30/06/2015

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) today releases trade statistics for May 2015 that recorded a trade surplus of R4.99 billion. This figure includes trade data with Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland (BLNS).


29 May 2015 – Trade Statistics for April 2015

Published Date: 29/05/2015

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) today releases trade statistics for April 2015 that recorded a trade deficit of R2.51 billion. This figure includes trade data with Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland (BLNS).


30 April 2015 – Trade Statistics for March 2015

Published Date: 30/04/2015

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) today releases trade statistics for March 2015 that recorded a trade surplus of R0.48 billion. This figure includes trade data with Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland (BLNS).


31 March 2015 – Trade Statistics February 2015

Published Date: 31/03/2015

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) today releases trade statistics for February 2015 that recorded a trade deficit of
R8.48 billion. This figure includes trade data with Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland (BLNS).


26 March 2015 – Update on implementation of FATCA in South Africa

Published Date: 26/03/2015

An intergovernmental agreement (IGA) to improve international tax compliance and to implement the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) was signed by the South African Minister of Finance, Mr Nhlanhla Nene and U.S. Ambassador to South Africa Mr Patrick H. Gaspard on 9 June 2014.


16 March 2015 – SARS Media Statement – Mr JS Malema

Published Date: 16/03/2015

On 11 September 2012 SARS obtained a judgment in terms of the Tax Administration Act 28 of 2011, in the High Court of South Africa Gauteng Division, Pretoria, confirming an outstanding tax debt by Mr JS Malema of R16.2 million.


6 March 2015 – SARS Enforcement and Customs Operations for February 2015

Published Date: 06/03/2015

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is providing an update to the media and the public on its operations to combat crimes such as smuggling, fraud and abuse of the tax system for the month of February 2015.


3 March 2015 – Over 22kg crystal methamphetamine seized at OR Tambo

Published Date: 03/03/2015

The SARS Customs team at OR Tambo International Airport yesterday (2 March) evening seized 22.65kg of Crystal Methamphetamine (“Tik”), valued at R6.75 million, as it was being smuggled into the country.


2 March 2015 – Substantial Narcotics Shipments Stopped

Published Date: 02/03/2015

On the evening of Friday 27 February the SARS Customs team identified a male passenger for further checks while he was disembarking from a flight originating in Cotonou, Benin. He had checked in 3 pieces of luggage – bags each holding a large plastic “jerry can”.


27 February 2015 – Trade Statistics for January 2015

Published Date: 27/02/2015

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) today releases trade statistics for January 2015 that recorded a trade deficit of R24.22 billion. This figure includes trade data with Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland (BLNS).


4 February 2015 – Resignation of Mr Johann van Loggerenberg

Published Date: 04/02/2015

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) confirms that Mr Johann van Loggerenberg has resigned from SARS with immediate effect. SARS has accepted his resignation and hereby confirms that the parting of ways was amicable and agreed to be in the best interests of SARS.


30 January 2015 – Trade Statistics for December 2014

Published Date: 30/01/2015

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) today releases trade statistics for December 2014 that recorded a trade surplus of R6.85 billion. This figure includes trade data with Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland (BLNS).  


30 January 2015 – Trade Statistics for December 2014

Published Date: 30/01/2015

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) today releases trade statistics for December 2014 that recorded a trade surplus of R6.85 billion. This figure includes trade data with Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland (BLNS).


29 January 2015 – CCMA Conciliation

Published Date: 29/01/2015

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) can confirm that the unfair labour practice dispute with regard to the suspension of
5 December 2014 was amicably resolved through Conciliation at the CCMA today.


20 January 2015 – SARS Enforcement and Customs Operations for December 2014

Published Date: 20/01/2015

he South African Revenue Service (SARS) is providing an update to the media and the public on its operations to combat crimes such as smuggling, fraud and abuse of the tax system for the month of December 2014.


13 January 2015 – Response to recent media speculation pertaining to internal disciplinary processes faced by some employees

Published Date: 13/01/2015

The South African Revenue Service takes note of the article, ‘Pillay fights back’, published in one of the Sunday Newspapers of the 11 January 2015. SARS would like to place on record its serious concern with what appears to be the  ‘fighting’ of internal SARS matters through the media without following the proper processes that SARS has in place.


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