The state capture inquiry which resumes on Monday, the Eskom crisis and the impending strike at the SA Revenue Services (Sars) will dominate the headlines in the coming week. At the weekend, Sars said it had been served with a seven-day notice by the National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) and Public Servants Association (PSA) to go on strike from March 28. This follows a dispute lodged in February at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA), which issued a certificate of non-resolution last week. The current three-year wage agreement that Sars has with organised labour expires on March 31. The receiver of revenue said due to its constrained financial position it started with an offer of a 4% salary increase for a three-year wage agreement linked to CPI. Organised labour revised their salary demand from 15% to 11.4% increase across the board for a single term. Sars revised its offer from 4% to 7% differentiated increase. After further med...

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