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New research shows South Africa's levy on sugar-sweetened drinks is having an impact

Three years ago South Africa introduced Africa's first major tax on sugar-sweetened beverages based on grams of sugar. The tax now stands at about 11% of the price per litre...

By Karen Hofman 12 Apr 2021

Illegal cigarette consignment to be destroyed

Government's renewed vigour to eliminate illegal tobacco imports and exports will be demonstrated on Friday when a multi-department operation will see 12 million cigarettes being destroyed...

8 Apr 2021

Off-premise booze ban over Easter weekend

There will be a four-day ban on the sale of alcohol for off-premise consumption over the upcoming Easter weekend...

31 Mar 2021

Alcohol industry suggests measures to curb third wave of Covid-19

The South African alcohol industry has made recommendations to the government through Nedlac on alternative measures to deal with short-term pressure on hospitals...

26 Mar 2021

Mozambican Competition Regulatory Authority now operational - what this means for business

Almost seven years after the promulgation of the competition legislation, the Competition Regulatory Authority (CRA) in Mozambique has became operational...

26 Mar 2021

Consumer protection bodies reminded of mandate

Regulators with consumer protection mandate are being reminded to continue with their efforts to put a spotlight on consumer rights...

17 Mar 2021

New compliance standard for hand sanitisers - SABS

The SABS has issued a new standard for hand sanitisers, which manufacturers of these products and employers distributing them in the workplace should comply with...

By Kate Collier, Shane Johnson, and Matthew Ilsley 16 Mar 2021

Pick n Pay caps gross profit margin for ginger and garlic

The signing of a Memorandum of Agreement with Pick n Pay confirms that the retailer has capped its gross profit margin for ginger and garlic...

15 Mar 2021

Ignorance is bliss - but not for patent infringement

Spoor & Fisher's Yogani Reddy notes that in a digital society, being ignorant can land one in deep water, especially in the context of patent infringement...

By Yogani Reddy 10 Mar 2021

NPA dealing with Steinhoff matter without fear or favour

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola says the National Prosecuting Authority is prioritising the Steinhoff matter and that it is dealing with it without fear, prejudice or favour...

5 Mar 2021

KZN honey widow goes toe-to-toe with retail giant

A small Pietermaritzburg-based honey enterprise is staring down the corporate tactics of Food Lover's Market...

By Derek Alberts 5 Mar 2021

How Swatch lost the trade mark case to Apple's iWatch...

In the case of Swatch AG v Apple Inc, in the Supreme Court of Appeal, the owner of the 'Swatch' trade mark had opposed the registration of the 'iWatch' trade mark filed by Apple Inc...

By Janine Hollesen 4 Mar 2021

Morocco set to legalise cannabis production for medical use

Morocco plans to allow the farming, export and domestic sale of cannabis for medical and industrial use, the government said on Thursday, 25 February...

26 Feb 2021

Illegal traders to profit from excise tax increase - tobacco alliance

"Ridiculous" is how the South Africa Tobacco Transformation Alliance has described the 8% increase in the excise charged on tobacco products...

25 Feb 2021

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