Airlines are cutting flights to China — and the coronavirus could be a 'substantial' risk for the industry, an analyst warns

2020-01-29 09:36

United said it was canceling 24 flights to China in February as demand plummets due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Here's how the deadly Wuhan virus could impact the global economy, based on what we know about past outbreaks

2020-01-23 09:22

The Wuhan virus, which has infected over 400 people and killed 9 in China, is spreading around the world. A pandemic could affect many businesses.

A mysterious pneumonia outbreak is causing panic in China, and nobody knows where it came from

2020-01-08 08:40

The outbreak has been traced to a seafood market in the central city of Wuhan, China. Nearby countries are responding with health warnings.

Sars is set to be R215 billion short by the end of this tax year – here are six ways that will make you poorer

2019-10-19 16:02

The failure to collect enough tax is going to haunt consumers in coming years. Here's what that will look like.

Thanks to a five-year tax battle we found out who gifted a SA model R150 million: Lebanon’s prime minister

2019-10-01 21:36

Their relationship has since ended, and Van der Merwe said she therefore sued Sars R1 billion for loss of income.

'I write with a sense of shame': Kieswetter's letter to SARS staff about gender-based violence

2019-09-13 19:10

SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter sent staff the following letter in response to gender-based violence, and violence in general, in SA.

Ferial Haffajee: Inside Mkhwebane's latest investigation into SARS head Kieswetter

2019-08-02 07:32

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is bringing a third economic institution, this time SARS, closer into target range, says Ferial Haffajee.

High court ruling affirms Gordhan's rights, says legal team

2019-07-29 18:55

The legal team adds that Gordhan doubts the Public Protector's "competence, integrity, legal literacy and Constitutional grasp of her powers, duties and functions".

Kieswetter accused of bullying, 'jobs for pals' - report

2019-07-07 12:00

SA Revenue Service Commissioner Edward Kieswetter – whose appointment formed part of President Cyril Ramaphosa's clean-up of government agencies – has been accused of corruption in the Technology Innovation Agency, according to the Sunday Times.

7 things on new SARS head Edward Kieswetter's To Do list

2019-05-02 07:15

New SARS commissioner Edward Kieswetter officially took up the reins at the start of May. Here's what lies ahead as he steps into office.


Health experts issued an ominous warning about a coronavirus pandemic 3 months ago. Their simulation showed it could kill 65 million people.

2020-01-24 09:01

The virus in the simulation was a fictional one called CAPS, but it bears some similarities to the Wuhan coronavirus.

The last time China was hit by a deadly illness like the Wuhan virus, it covered it up and 774 people died. There are fears it could happen again.

2020-01-21 12:01

China tried to cover up the deadly SARS virus in 2003, and observers are closely watching China as it deals with a new virus outbreak.

SARS wins R1bn tax evasion case against Africa Cash & Carry

2019-11-28 19:22

The South African Revenue Service welcomed the judgement of the Supreme Court of Appeal that brought to an end a protracted dispute with Africa Cash & Carry, it said in a statement on Thursday.

Secret intelligence report into SARS unit a 'travesty' and 'false', says former taxman

2019-10-02 12:44

The secret and disputed report by the inspector-general of intelligence into the SARS investigative unit which was released by the EFF this week is a "travesty", says former deputy commissioner of SARS Ivan Pillay.

Fewer delays in tax refunds, many taxpayers now paid within 48 hours - audit firm

2019-09-19 07:36

"eFiling is significantly more user-friendly," according to tax firm Mazars.

Don't file your tax today, wait till tomorrow - SARS

2019-08-15 17:25

SARS is experiencing high volumes of taxpayers at its branches which is impacting its systems and has asked taxpayers to postpone their branch visits to tomorrow, Friday August 16.

SARS acts on Nugent Report, places 3 execs on precautionary suspension

2019-07-31 18:46

The South African Revenue Service has placed three key executives on precautionary suspension and extended the suspension of another executive, it said in a statement on Wednesday evening.

Gordhan vs. Mhkwebane: Malema joins court case

2019-07-15 21:35

EFF leader Julius Malema has officially joined the legal wrangle between Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, filing an intervention application at the High Court in Pretoria.

Mark Lifman heads to SCA over SARS seizure ruling

2019-06-12 16:41

Controversial Cape Town businessman Mark Lifman has turned to the SCA after losing his latest bid to stop SARS from seizing his assets in order to recover outstanding taxes amounting to R388m.

New SARS boss hits the ground running

2019-05-01 16:02

May 1 was a public holiday, but South African Revenue Service Commissioner Edward Kieswetter was already ticking off tasks on his to do list, according to the tax agency.

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