Today's Big Stories

New Sars cargo scanner to keep counterfeit goods and contraband at bay

On Wednesday, the South African Revenue Service officially deployed a new cargo scanner which can inspect the entire contents inside a shipping container in 12 minutes, much quicker than the previous methods.

The scanner has already examined 196 containers and uses X-ray technology with dual radiation scanning to show the difference between 40 different types of materials.

Rae Cruikshank, Group Executive at the South African Revenue Services (Sars) Customs Operations spoke with us about the latest technology.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:


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