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The SA Revenue Service (Sars), one of the government agencies in the middle of recovering from the state capture project, has offered R500m in pay increases and one-off bonuses as it seeks to avert a work stoppage that could affect tax collection.

In a confidential document addressed to the Public Servants Association (PSA) and National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) and dated May 22 — which required a password to open and which Business Day has seen — Sars offered the unions R70m to fund salary increases. It said R430m will be doled out as a one-off gratuity payment for the 2021/ 2022 fiscal year...

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