New rules from SARS

This is a verbatim republishing of the Press Release received from SARS. It will be repeated in the printed version of NewsHorn.   Dear Taxpayer The issuing of the printed Tax Clearance Certificate (TCC) will be terminated after 25 October 2019, as we are fully implementing a more secure and electronic Tax Compliance Status (TCS) system. Since the implementation of the TCS system in 2015, we advised taxpayers that our goal was to terminate the use of the printed TCC, and would stop issuing TCC’s at a future date. We…

Read More

Standerton licensing officers in alleged corruption case

Tumelo waga Dibakwane Disciplinary action will be taken against  six licensing officials of Standerton by the Mpumalanga Department of Community Safety, Security and Liaison for allegedly being involved in corruption. The officials were arrested for allegedly falsifying vehicle ownership registration on the national traffic information system to enable truck owners to avoid payment of vehicle licensing fees including penalties and arrears. The Road Traffic Management Corporation’s (RTMC) national traffic anti-corruption unit and SAPS had been investigating this matter since 2017. According to a statement issued by the RTMC, it is…

Read More

SA fruit on show in Hong Kong

Tumelo waga Dibakwane South African will promote fresh produce at Asia Expo A group of twenty-two South African companies, led by the Department of Trade and Industry  (dti) will fly to Hong Kong this weekend to promote local fresh produce and services at  Fruit Logistica Asia, a trade show in Hong Kong from 4-6 September 2019. This annual trade show focuses on fresh, unprocessed fruit and vegetables and the related value chain, offering an opportunity to establish new business contacts. Global key players attend this event. The Deputy Minister of…

Read More

If this was not so sad, it would be hilarious

Proving that the adage that any good deed will surely get your teeth kicked in, Dr Matthew de Swardt got in serious trouble after removing two broken chairs from Tygerberg Hospital in the Western Cape to fix at home. Three doctors were accused of stealing the chairs. De Swart has now been re-instated and his dismissal replaced by a final warning – is the final warning stating “do not remove broken chairs to fix”? – Ed The Western Cape Health Department has concluded its internal review process against three doctors…

Read More

“Blesser” Ace always had an ace up his wallet

ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule, as well as former Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs captain Jimmy Tau, were  named as beneficiaries of bribes paid for allowing a dodgy R255 million contract deal in the Free State. Former Free State economic development MEC, Mxolisi Dukwana, told the Zando commission of inquiry probing state capture that the deal was effectively an “asbestos heist” and a “brazen act of corruption executed by government officials at the behest of Magashule”. Dukwana said the “asbestos heist” was part of a R255 million contract to audit all…

Read More

Human traffickers in Nelspruit court

Atif Ali and Subjui Miah will appear in the Nelspruit’s District Court today on charges of human trafficking. According to Captain Dipuo Sekgotodi of the Hawks, they held four Bangladesh nationals in a house in Belview Estate in Nelspruit after making them walk from Mozambique to Komatipoot. The two Indian nationals were arrested in a joint venture between SAPS K9 unit and the Hawks, which included members of other anti-crime units as well. With South African borders literally on Mpumalanga’s doorstep, human trafficking has become a real threat in the…

Read More