There are 31 000 people crossing various ports of entry in South Africa, the highest numbers in the country's history.
702 and Cape Talk's Stephen Grootes spoke to SARS spokesperson, Sandile Memela, about how government officials are handling the high traffic volumes.
Listen to the interview below:
It is to be expected, we have seen a wave of human traffic that has been flooding ports of entry like Beit Bridge and others like Lebombo and North West.— Sandile Memela, SARS spokesperson
This is phenomenon started this week leading up to the 16th of December when people were beginning to break for the holidays.— Sandile Memela, SARS spokesperson
Emigrations is quite a tedious and time-consuming exercise simply because they've got to manually capture all the travelling documents of non-South Africans citizens so we get to know who is here.— Sandile Memela, SARS spokesperson