Giving in to the demand for a 11.4% salary increase by SA Revenue Service (Sars) employees will bankrupt the tax agency, its executive for remuneration and benefits Takalani Musekwa said on Thursday. In an interview with Business Day, on the first day of an indefinite strike at Sars, Musekwa said the increment asked for by the Public Servants Association (PSA) and National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu), was unaffordable and would bankrupt it. The PSA and Nehawu, the two unions at Sars, represent about 5,300 and 4,400 employees, respectively.

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