Media reports have been in circulation stating that South African residents travelling abroad are required to complete a DA65 form – first introduced in the 1980s, but subsequently phased out – to register their valuables when travelling abroad in order for them to be allowed for re-importation upon returning to the country. On 24 May, however, the South African Revenue Service (Sars) released a media statement clarifying that this was not the case.
In the statement entitled Customs Requirements for South African Travellers, Sars says that “in terms of customs legislation, South African residents travelling abroad are not required to… Read More
A SARS (South African Revenue Service) detector dog unit responded to the woman’s luggage in which several packages labelled “Brazilian coffee” were found. Upon closer inspection, the bags tested positive for cocaine.
She has been handed over to the police, SARS said.
In a separate incident, counterfeit goods and drugs with a combined value of over R10,29 million were seized at the airport on Saturday and Sunday, officials said.
Customs officials opened various consignments from Hong Kong destined for various suburbs in Gauteng, SARS said in a statement on Tuesday. Cell phones, sneakers, shirts, tracksuit tops and other high-quality goods were discovered at various airline cargo sheds. Clothes from a… Read More