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Mornings with Mack: A new dawn at Jacaranda FM
Mornings with Mack: A new dawn at Jacaranda FMArticle

Jacaranda FM is tweaking its lineup to accommodate new radio listener patterns. The station will kick off early morning listening with Mornings with Mack on Monday, 3 May 2021...

Issued by Jacaranda FM 29 Apr 2021

Illegal cigarette consignment to be destroyed
Illegal cigarette consignment to be destroyedArticle

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

Batsa begins rollout of Vuse Inspiration Stores in SA
Batsa begins rollout of Vuse Inspiration Stores in SAArticle

British American Tobacco South Africa has opened the doors to the first Vuse Inspiration Store...

29 Mar 2021

6 tips for retailers to manage their cash safely this Easter
6 tips for retailers to manage their cash safely this EasterArticle

The Easter weekend and upcoming school and public holidays are an important trading season for retailers, but they also often see crimes against retail businesses soar...

26 Mar 2021

Biodegradable cigarette butts a potential source of toxic pollution
Biodegradable cigarette butts a potential source of toxic pollutionArticle

A group of third-year microbiology students from Stellenbosch University (SU) have determined that biodegradable cigarettes can have unintended consequences including environmental damage...

19 Mar 2021

Illegal traders to profit from excise tax increase - tobacco alliance
Illegal traders to profit from excise tax increase - tobacco allianceArticle

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

25 Feb 2021

Excise duties shoot up
Excise duties shoot upArticle

Government will increase the excise duties on alcohol and tobacco products by 8%...

24 Feb 2021

New to motherhood in Covid-19 times
New to motherhood in Covid-19 timesArticle

As with pregnancy, nutrition is a particular focus of postpartum care. New mothers need the support to recover from the rigours of pregnancy and childbirth so that they can cope well with the different challenges presented by infant care...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 11 Feb 2021

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Something fishy with the beach closuresArticle

On the surface, it makes little sense to prevent people from enjoying the open air along the hundreds of kilometres of beaches, and in doing so, force them to shopping centres, restaurants and other indoor venues...

Howard Feldman 17 Dec 2020

#BestofBiz 2020: Retail
#BestofBiz 2020: RetailArticle

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Retail site over the past year...

14 Dec 2020

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Cigarette market normalised, but not the same as before ban - studyArticle

Cigarette prices have decreased sharply from their highly inflated levels during the sales ban, but are substantially higher than their pre-lockdown levels...

10 Dec 2020

Google South Africa reveals trending searches for 2020
Google South Africa reveals trending searches for 2020Article

Google has revealed the results of its 2020 Year in Search, sharing what the world and South Africans searched for, asked about, looked for, ate and dreamt of exploring in 2020...

9 Dec 2020

Informal traders must be included in policy decisions, says alliance
Informal traders must be included in policy decisions, says allianceArticle

The South African Informal Traders Alliance has highlighted its acute unhappiness about being excluded from critical policy decisions, laws and planning...

26 Nov 2020

Post-Covid world needs new approaches to tobacco taxes
Post-Covid world needs new approaches to tobacco taxesArticle

As South Africa prepares to hear Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's medium-term budget speech this week, it is becoming increasingly clear that the country needs a new post-Covid approach to the tobacco industry and the growing illicit tobacco sector.

Zacharia Motsumi 27 Oct 2020

Businesses all over the country closed their doors for good. GettyImages
Lockdown didn't work in South Africa: why it shouldn't happen againArticle

At the start of October, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Chinese government lauded South Africa's response to the global Covid-19 pandemic.

Benjamin T H Smart & Alex Broadbent 15 Oct 2020

Majority of tobacco giants failing to advance harm reduction
Majority of tobacco giants failing to advance harm reductionArticle

The first Tobacco Transformation Index finds that the majority of the 15 largest tobacco companies are not making substantive progress in phasing out cigarettes...

28 Sep 2020

Philip Morris welcomes CGCSA's new illicit trade hotline
Philip Morris welcomes CGCSA's new illicit trade hotlineArticle

The CGCSA recently launched a toll-free Illicit Crime Hotline the public can use to report information related to illicit and counterfeit manufacturing and trading of products in South Africa...

22 Sep 2020

New Durban drive-in, Parkflix to launch with 'Bad Boys For Life'
New Durban drive-in, Parkflix to launch with 'Bad Boys For Life'Article

Parkflix, which will host open-air movie screenings, will commence with a screening of Bad Boys For Life at Suncoast, Durban on 13 August 2020...

7 Aug 2020

Alcohol, tobacco ban achieves no end other than to fuel illegal activity - PnP chairman
Alcohol, tobacco ban achieves no end other than to fuel illegal activity - PnP chairmanArticle

Pick n Pay chairman Gareth Ackerman has spoken out against the ban on sales of alcohol and tobacco, saying that it risks creating more cynicism and division...

5 Aug 2020

Discover 4 ways to market healthcare brands in a Covid-19 world
Discover 4 ways to market healthcare brands in a Covid-19 worldArticle

Covid-19 has brought unprecedented global change. Here, Cingulate Marketing and Advertising shares four ways in which healthcare brands can respond to changes in the needs and expectations of healthcare professionals...

Issued by Cingulate 4 Aug 2020

Unpacking SA's new Border Management Authority Act
Unpacking SA's new Border Management Authority ActArticle

Up until now, South Africa's border management, which includes the tasks of securing the country's borders and protecting its national interests, has been managed by multiple organs of state. This changed on 21 July 2020, however, as the Border Management Authority Act came into force...

Virusha Subban and Prenisha Govender 4 Aug 2020

Excuse me Mr President, could we have a drink, please?
Excuse me Mr President, could we have a drink, please?Article

Contrary to popular belief, if you make something that people want illegal, it doesn't just go away...

Rowan Leibbrandt 3 Aug 2020

dhk marries historical, contemporary influences at 32 on Kloof
dhk marries historical, contemporary influences at 32 on KloofArticle

Originally constructed in 1922 by architecture firm Parker & Forsyth for the United Tobacco Companies Limited (UTC), 32 on Kloof once housed the company's administration department...

30 Jul 2020

Cigarette prices surge 250% as tobacco market destabilises - study
Cigarette prices surge 250% as tobacco market destabilises - studyArticle

Recent research has shown that the average price of cigarettes has increased by nearly 250% compared to pre-lockdown levels...

22 Jul 2020

Chris Moerdyk
Covid-19 boosts trust in traditional mass mediaArticle

The coronavirus pandemic has illustrated very clearly the importance and reliability of traditional mass media while at the same time showing up the flaws and dangers of online social platforms...

Chris Moerdyk 21 Jul 2020

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Creatures of habitArticle

Has anything changed in the media and advertising environment, you may ask? The answer is no. Brands seem to be merely accepting that they can't operate as they always have been - that's part of the problem. You can't keep doing what isn't working and hope for a better result...

David Alves 17 Jul 2020

Bernard Sacks, tax partner, Mazars
Alcohol and tobacco ban already devastating Treasury's coffersArticle

Since the start of the Covid-19 lockdown, South Africans have been forced to make do without some basic products at the various levels including alcohol, tobacco and fast food.

Bernard Sacks 16 Jul 2020

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Nestlé discontinues Chocolate LogArticle

Nestlé has confirmed it will be discontinuing the production of Chocolate Log in South Africa from August 2020...

15 Jul 2020

Webinar: Don't blame SA's booming illegal cigarette trade on lockdown alone
Webinar: Don't blame SA's booming illegal cigarette trade on lockdown aloneArticle

In a webinar held by PSG, Jacques Pauw, author of The President's Keepers, told viewers the lockdown is only part of the reason the illegal cigarette trade in SA is thriving...

8 Jul 2020

Being locked down with your killer
Being locked down with your killerArticle

The Ask Afrika Covid-19 tracker interviewed a representative sample of 4,898 South Africans for the past 11 weeks, tracking the socio-economic impact of the virus, the lockdown and gradual re-opening of the economy...

Dr Amelia Richards and Micaela Mooloo, Issued by Ask Afrika 6 Jul 2020

#MusicExchange: Jarrod Aston launches online music concert Lockdown legends
#MusicExchange: Jarrod Aston launches online music concert Lockdown legendsArticle

Jarrod Aston, formerly from the band Cinema - we all remember the earworm of a song called My Kind of Girl and Face to Face - has put together a major streaming concert called Lockdown legends...

Martin Myers 18 Jun 2020

Top 3 trending topics in South Africa
Top 3 trending topics in South AfricaArticle

As we enter June, the month of May has particularly been an interesting one for South African social media users. Meltwater took a look at some of the top themes for the month of May to bring you the hottest topics that had social media buzzing...

Issued by Meltwater 2 Jun 2020

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma
Lockdown Level 3: Some of the detailsArticle

As the country moves towards Level 3 lockdown regulations on 1 June, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, outlined some of the details of the eased regulations...

29 May 2020

Level 3: Green light for takeaways and booze, but tobacco ban remains
Level 3: Green light for takeaways and booze, but tobacco ban remainsArticle

The ban on cigarettes and related tobacco products will remain in place, but alcohol will be permitted for sale on certain days of the week...

Lauren Hartzenberg 28 May 2020

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Marketing in the Covid era - how to adjust and adaptArticle

Good marketing relies on a thorough understanding of your target market, but when much of what you knew about your customers is suddenly no longer relevant, a major shift is needed...

Gavin Knox-Grant and Yael Geffen 20 May 2020

New research suggests SA's ban on cigarette sales is failing
New research suggests SA's ban on cigarette sales is failingArticle

Despite the ban on tobacco sales during the national lockdown, more than 90% of smokers have been able to purchase cigarettes during the period...

19 May 2020

Satisfying demand during the Covid-19 crisis - guidelines for SA's e-tailers
Satisfying demand during the Covid-19 crisis - guidelines for SA's e-tailersArticle

The new e-commerce regulation is expected to lead to a drastic increase in online shopping amongst South Africans...

Dr Nicole Cunningham 18 May 2020

R140 for a packet of cigarettes in Soweto
R140 for a packet of cigarettes in SowetoArticle

Spaza shop owner says ban on alcohol and tobacco has cost him R25,000...

Mosa Damane 18 May 2020

SA govt allows the sale of (almost) all goods online
SA govt allows the sale of (almost) all goods onlineArticle

According to new regulations, online retailers in South Africa may sell any product, with the exception of cigarettes and alcoholic beverages...

14 May 2020

IAB SA and Kantar's #InsightsinAction: Tips to reposition your brand for recovery
IAB SA and Kantar's #InsightsinAction: Tips to reposition your brand for recoveryArticle

As we await the further opening of the South African economy under lockdown, Kantar's wave three barometer on consumer attitudes and behaviour as well as AI-powered chatbot insights make it clear that agencies, brands and publishers need to work together as we ride the corona-coaster towards recovery...

Issued by Kantar 14 May 2020

Richard Rattue, MD, Compli-Serve
#LockdownLessons: Regulation has made financial services resilient to crisis, says Richard RattueArticle

Richard Rattue of Compli-Serve says the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the fintech and working from home revolution. It has created a new normal that is going to be around for a long time..

Nicci Botha 8 May 2020

Covid-19 knocks tax revenue performance
Covid-19 knocks tax revenue performanceArticle

The ailing economy compounded by the Covid-19 pandemic have knocked South Africa's tax and revenue performance...

7 May 2020

Screengrab. Xoli Mngambi and Jane Dutton.
eNCA's Xoli Mngambi and Jane Dutton reportedly suspendedArticle

eNCA anchors, Xoli Mngambi and Jane Dutton have reportedly been suspended after they took to the airwaves on Monday, due to criticising the ban on cigarettes and singling out Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma...

7 May 2020

#BehindtheSelfie with... Ruan Fourie, SEO specialist at Starbright Solutions
#BehindtheSelfie with... Ruan Fourie, SEO specialist at Starbright SolutionsArticle

This week, we go behind the selfie with Ruan Fourie, SEO specialist at Starbright Solutions...

Jessica Tennant 5 May 2020

Tobacco companies go to court to challenge regulations
Tobacco companies go to court to challenge regulationsArticle

Tobacco companies want access to minutes of behind-closed-door meetings where ministers voted on Covid-19-busting regulations...

Tania Broughton 5 May 2020

Pivoting on a budget: Driving effective marketing in a 'cut-back' economy
Pivoting on a budget: Driving effective marketing in a 'cut-back' economyArticle

A few suggestions for how to market effectively, affordably and sensitively in a 'cut-back' economy...

Jenni Benatar, Issued by Irvine Partners 5 May 2020

Level 4: Hardware, food delivery and winter clothing allowed, but no cigarettes
Level 4: Hardware, food delivery and winter clothing allowed, but no cigarettesArticle

The sale of cigarettes and alcohol will remain prohibited...

30 Apr 2020

FreshStop expands reach with Mr D Food partnership
FreshStop expands reach with Mr D Food partnershipArticle

Like most retail businesses, convenience stores (c-stores) have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and have had to adjust their offering to meet the needs of their customers during lockdown.

29 Apr 2020

Covid-19 lockdown to move to Level 4
Covid-19 lockdown to move to Level 4Article

As part of a phased easing of country's lockdown strategy based on risk assessment, South Africa will move from its current Level 5 to Level 4 on 1 May 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced last night...

24 Apr 2020

Essentials un-usual
Essentials un-usualArticle

With the lockdown extension, there is a natural need for South Africans to feel secure about ongoing essential goods and services. BMi Research conducted a survey using an online panel from Borderless Access* to ascertain current perceptions...

Issued by BMi Research 23 Apr 2020

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