Sars enlists volunteers to process Beit Bridge border traffic

The number of people crossing over the Beit Bridge border post to Zimbabwe has jumped from 17 000 to 31 000 a day, according to the SA Revenue Service (Sars).

Tessa van Staden, standing in for Stephen Grootes, spoke to Sars spokesperson Sandile Memela about the the contingency plans for the increased traffic.

Listen to the conversation below:

We have experienced a flood of human traffic including vehicles... This was anticipated; there is a bit of a bottleneck... We placed plans into place where some of our volunteers, who are luckily our staff members, helped with the facilitation...

Sandile Memela, Sars spokesperson

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