No more Fongkongs
South Africa Revenue Services (SARS) has frozen the imports of Japanese cars from Durban to Botswana since last week Thursday, in what some say is part of the taxman’s crackdown on the largely Indian owned ‘fong-kong’ dealers there who have been dodging tax.
Others say the freezing of the import cars to Botswana has been on the cards after South Africa froze the sale of cars to Namibia and Zambia last year. Those who say discontinuation of selling of the imports to Botswana was expected point to rumours that were rife in December when some Durban car dealers contemplated relocating to Namibian shores to flee the crack-down by the South African government.
There has also been talk that the South African government has been under [continue reading]