BP Southern Africa’s hopes of getting R224m in tax refunds from the SA Revenue Service (Sars) were dashed on Friday when the Pretoria high court refused it leave to appeal against a previous dismissal of its claim.

The oil giant has been locked in a legal battle with Sars since 2019 when it claimed to have sold 3-million gallons of diesel to Zimbabwe and was therefore entitled to refunds under the diesel rebate scheme...

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