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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

How to communicate and do business with government: DTIC focus
How to communicate and do business with government: DTIC focusArticle

Before you're able to take the plunge into international markets, you'll need to work with the government to ensure your product is ready and your paperwork is compliant...

Jessie Taylor, Issued by Topco Media 1 Apr 2021

How to avoid buying, reselling and losing credibility to counterfeit goods
How to avoid buying, reselling and losing credibility to counterfeit goodsArticle

The internet has become a major enabler in the sale of online counterfeit products, ensuring anonymity and providing counterfeiters with access to a global market...

Jarred West 23 Feb 2021

#ConsciousLiving: 3 SA businesses championing fashion rental and resale
#ConsciousLiving: 3 SA businesses championing fashion rental and resaleArticle

These businesses are slowing the lifecycle of fashion by championing rentals and resale in South Africa...

Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Oct 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

Covid-19 counterfeiters: Faking it till they make it
Covid-19 counterfeiters: Faking it till they make itArticle

Counterfeiting is already a billion-dollar global problem, but the Covid-19 health crisis is making it worse. Specifically, opportunistic counterfeiters are taking advantage of the pandemic to market and distribute fake essential products - spurred on by increased demand and perceived shortages of essential goods...

Masi Mtshali 25 Aug 2020

Guidelines for spaza shops announced
Guidelines for spaza shops announcedArticle

The Department of Small Business Development (DSBD) has announced guidelines for participation in the Spaza Shops and General Dealers support scheme...

20 Apr 2020

Navigating the grey market is not a black-and-white issue
Navigating the grey market is not a black-and-white issueArticle

Grey-market goods are the genuine, non-counterfeit goods of a trade mark owner, imported into an economic area and sold without the trade mark owner's consent...

Kay Rickelman 3 Apr 2020

Checkout with caution this festive season, warns Spoor & Fisher
Checkout with caution this festive season, warns Spoor & FisherArticle

Spoor & Fisher has warned consumers about the risk of potentially purchasing counterfeit goods when shopping online...

18 Dec 2019

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Local spaza shops up against shifting competitive retail environmentArticle

The Grocery Retail Market Inquiry report offers valuable suggestions on how the struggling spaza shop market and informal traders can overcome the hurdles of a shifting competitive environment...

3 Dec 2019

Innovation required to win war against counterfeits
Innovation required to win war against counterfeitsArticle

When it comes to fraud, the impact of the production and sale of counterfeit goods is just as detrimental to the economy as cyber crime and identity theft...

21 Nov 2019

How social media has become a breeding ground for counterfeit sales
How social media has become a breeding ground for counterfeit salesArticle

As much as people love social media, there is a dark side to it too - one involving counterfeit goods and billions of Rands of lost revenue for companies and governments the world over...

7 Jun 2019

UNIDO launches Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) pilot project in Egypt
UNIDO launches Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) pilot project in EgyptArticle

Launching the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) pilot project in Egypt, the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), under the framework of the Egyptian Cotton Project, is supporting Cotton Egypt Association's Egyptian Cotton branding...

21 Feb 2019

#ATFexpo2018: How the conscious consumer is reshaping fashion retail
#ATFexpo2018: How the conscious consumer is reshaping fashion retailArticle

The conscious consumer is fast reshaping the retail fashion and textile landscape. Consumers demanding transparency and traceability are changing the ways retailers operate...

Maroefah Smith 26 Nov 2018

Customs officials confiscate counterfeit goods worth R10m
Customs officials confiscate counterfeit goods worth R10mArticle

South African Revenue Service (Sars) customs officials have intercepted suspected counterfeit clothing and shoes valued at approximately R10,722,364 in the Western Cape...

15 Nov 2018

'Fake food' in South Africa: myths, misinformation and not enough data
'Fake food' in South Africa: myths, misinformation and not enough dataArticle

Owners of small shops in South Africa have been accused of stocking counterfeit food and food that's past its sell-by date...

Jane Battersby and Gareth Haysom 19 Sep 2018

Gauteng embarks on a clean-up of fake goods
Gauteng embarks on a clean-up of fake goodsArticle

To combat the selling of illegal and fake goods, the Gauteng Provincial Government will from 18 September 2018 embark on unannounced visits to a number of spaza shops across the province...

10 Sep 2018

David Harrison
No evidence of 'fake food', but tap water is sold as spring water, Motsoaledi saysArticle

Eight months after it began, South Africa's listeriosis outbreak - the largest the world had ever seen - is officially over...

5 Sep 2018

The effects of counterfeiting
The effects of counterfeitingArticle

Backed by an illicit industry considered to be one of the largest in the world and costing the global economy billions of dollars, counterfeit goods are on the rise...

Issued by Pyrotec 13 Jun 2018

#AfricaMonth: Beware - Africa's brand growth comes with counterfeiting challenges
#AfricaMonth: Beware - Africa's brand growth comes with counterfeiting challengesArticle

Africa is an ideal market for brand holders and counterfeiters as growth in brand investment creates demand...

Vanessa Ferguson 25 May 2018

Five signs a label is counterfeit
Five signs a label is counterfeitArticle

The problem of counterfeit drugs is a global one. US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, for example, says it has found fake medicines in at least 75 countries around the world...

Issued by Pyrotec 26 Mar 2018

A lab sample of the bacteria listeria monocytogene that causes listeriosis.
What led to world's worst listeriosis outbreak in South AfricaArticle

South Africa has had the biggest listeriosis outbreak in the world that resulted in more than 180 deaths to date...

13 Mar 2018

Legally protecting your brand name in the social media age
Legally protecting your brand name in the social media ageArticle

The advent of social media has provided brands with an undisputed marketing opportunity - a direct customer engagement and promotional platform, where brands can build their identity and loyalty to their heart's content. But all good things come with a price...

Shan Radcliffe 2 Mar 2018

SARS cracks down on counterfeit clothing
SARS cracks down on counterfeit clothingArticle

More than R97-million worth of fake clothing was seized by the South African Revenue Service (SARS) in its crackdown on illegal clothing and textile imports this year...

21 Dec 2017

Heroin, counterfeit goods bust at King Shaka airport
Heroin, counterfeit goods bust at King Shaka airportArticle

Heroin with a street value of R3.1 million, counterfeit clothes and illegal skin lightening cream were confiscated at the King Shaka International Airport on Thursday...

23 Oct 2017

China, Hong Kong top hubs for fake goods: Europol
China, Hong Kong top hubs for fake goods: EuropolArticle

China and Hong Kong are overwhelmingly the largest shipment centres for fake goods sold around the world, in a growing, complex battle against sophisticated counterfeiters...

23 Jun 2017

Counterfeit goods, drugs confiscated at OR Tambo Airport
Counterfeit goods, drugs confiscated at OR Tambo AirportArticle

Counterfeit goods worth an estimated R4.2 million were confiscated at OR Tambo International Airport over the course of the long weekend, said the South African Revenue Service (SARS) on Tuesday, 20 June 2017...

21 Jun 2017

R10m contraband seized during cross border operations
R10m contraband seized during cross border operationsArticle

Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says Operation Corona has led to the reduction of rhino poaching and contraband worth millions of rands being seized...

4 May 2017

Drugs, counterfeit goods seized at OR Tambo Airport
Drugs, counterfeit goods seized at OR Tambo AirportArticle

Counterfeit goods and drugs worth over R8.3 million were seized by the South African Revenue Service (SARS) during raids at OR Tambo International Airport...

26 Apr 2017

Alibaba's Jack Ma blames 'outdated' law for fakes
Alibaba's Jack Ma blames 'outdated' law for fakesArticle

Alibaba's founder Jack Ma urged stronger penalties for selling counterfeits on Tuesday in an open letter arguing that "outdated and unrealistic" laws and regulations...

7 Mar 2017

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Counterfeit shoe imports reach $1tn a yearArticle

The global fake footwear market accounts for over $1tn a year and, while some consumers feel that buying fake designer goods is a victimless crime, there is some evidence showing that fake products, such as shoes and handbags, support child labour and can be used to fund terrorism...

31 Jan 2017

China's Alibaba sues vendors over selling counterfeits
China's Alibaba sues vendors over selling counterfeitsArticle

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has filed a lawsuit against two vendors for allegedly selling counterfeit goods, it said, weeks after the US put its main platform on its "notorious markets" blacklist...

6 Jan 2017

Counterfeit sneaker bust at border post
Counterfeit sneaker bust at border postArticle

Counterfeit sneakers worth R8.7 million were seized at the Lebombo border post in Mpumalanga, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) said...

29 Dec 2016

Fake goods worth R60m seized in Joburg
Fake goods worth R60m seized in JoburgArticle

Law enforcement agencies have seized counterfeit goods with an estimated value of R60 million at shops in Johannesburg's central business district...

21 Dec 2016

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Counterfeit toys more than just criminal, dangerousArticle

Counterfeit toys are no only the product of criminal enterprises but also pose a danger to the children who receive them...

19 Dec 2016

New technology to overcome cosmetic counterfeiting
New technology to overcome cosmetic counterfeitingArticle

Cosmetic counterfeits not only deprive companies of revenue but also can damage consumers' skin and bodies, which is often overlooked by consumers purchasing 'discount' brands. The counterfeit market increases in scope annually and policing it is costly and difficult in Africa, a new and growing target for these crime syndicates...

24 Aug 2016

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Hawks close factory making counterfeit clothesArticle

The Hawks' counterfeit team has closed down a factory making counterfeit clothing in the Durban CBD...

30 Jun 2016

Plain packaging for sugar may prove unhealthy
Plain packaging for sugar may prove unhealthyArticle

Sugar has officially descended into the realm of "sin", with the penalty of a tax that will be introduced from April 1 next year...

Gerald Bourne 3 Mar 2016

Fashion police - protect your products, protect your brand
Fashion police - protect your products, protect your brandArticle

In the clothing industry, various forms of mimicry from the confusingly similar logo applied to competing products, to the seemingly perfect copies, can dilute the distinctiveness of a brand...

Thomas Schmidt 2 Nov 2015

Irreversible cost of counterfeiting on global economies
Irreversible cost of counterfeiting on global economiesArticle

Counterfeiting is causing brand dilution, job losses and irreversible damage to global economies. Described as "the crime of the 21st century," it has become a lucrative underground business around the world...

Dean Bellingan and Paul Muscat 4 Aug 2015

Is your Smartphone the real deal?
Is your Smartphone the real deal?Article

Counterfeit goods have increasingly become a problem in South Africa. Not only is the clothing industry suffering under the scourge of counterfeit goods but the...

2 Jul 2015

SARS confiscates counterfeit sneakers
SARS confiscates counterfeit sneakersArticle

PRETORIA: The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has confiscated R3 million worth of suspected counterfeit sneakers at the Lebombo border post...

12 Jun 2015

Shop safely this festive season
Shop safely this festive seasonArticle

With the holiday shopping season around the corner, Fortinet, a global leader in high-performance network security, and its research division FortiGuard Labs, are warning shoppers to be wary of several common scams this holiday season...

8 Dec 2014

Japan's NEC rolls out counterfeit-spotting technology
Japan's NEC rolls out counterfeit-spotting technologyArticle

TOKYO, JAPAN: Japan's NEC on Monday unveiled a technology that sniffs out even the most convincing counterfeits by reading microscopic patterns on everything from a luxury purse to a metal bolt...

11 Nov 2014

Market for counterfeit goods in Africa on the rise
Market for counterfeit goods in Africa on the riseArticle

As business environments improve, Africa's urbanisation and middle class are growing rapidly. Over the past decade, six out of the 10 fastest-growing economies worldwide were in sub-Saharan Africa.

Lucy Signorelli 3 Nov 2014

Counterfeit battle between LVMH and eBay ends
Counterfeit battle between LVMH and eBay endsArticle

PARIS, FRANCE: The French luxury goods conglomerate LVMH and Internet auction site eBay said they had reached an agreement to end a long legal battle over the sale of counterfeit goods.

18 Jul 2014

Steven Yeates
Anti-counterfeiting: holding landlords liable for the crimes of their tenantsArticle

The war on counterfeiting takes place on many levels, not all of them successful. However, there is another frontier where anti-counterfeiting can potentially be very effective - and that is by holding landlords liable for the crimes of their tenants.

Steven Yeates 24 Jun 2014

Anti-Counterfeiting Africa Conference educates, empowers
Anti-Counterfeiting Africa Conference educates, empowersArticle

Described as a leader in the high tech industry sector, HP is aiming to raise awareness on the impact and consequences of counterfeit trade during its Anti-Counterfeiting Africa Conference in Johannesburg.

3 Apr 2014

SAPS confiscates counterfeit goods in Kimberley
SAPS confiscates counterfeit goods in KimberleyArticle

Acting on behalf of law firms Adams & Adams and Spoor and Fisher, a SAPS crime intelligence team from Kimberley in the Northern Cape raided five shops at the weekend in a sting operation aimed at weeding out counterfeiters selling fake brands in the retail outlets operating in the city centre.

24 Jan 2014

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