13 November 2012 at 21:16
Thanks for the question! It does mean that you are having your tax affairs verified by SARS, but don't be scared it is not a traditional audit. SARS wants to check the information they have matches up with the information you have submitted.
The unfortunate answer is that SARS can take anywhere between 1 day and 9 months to finalise this process. My only advice is to forget about it and when the sms arrives with the refund then spend wisely.