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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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

Sars brings in tech to fight illicit trade
Sars brings in tech to fight illicit tradeArticle

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) has embarked on a number of strategic initiatives to curb revenue leakages emanating from illegal and unethical practices in the illicit economy.

30 Apr 2019

#BudgetSpeech2019: Smokers, drinkers to feel the pinch following sin tax hikes
#BudgetSpeech2019: Smokers, drinkers to feel the pinch following sin tax hikesArticle

In Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's first Budget Speech since his appointment, he announced that sin taxes on alcohol and tobacco will rise...

21 Feb 2019

Sars Customs intensify searches at borders
Sars Customs intensify searches at bordersArticle

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) Customs is intensifying it search in all the country's borders with more criminal cases opened against suspects for allegedly being in possession of explosives and illicit cigarettes...

26 Jul 2018

What can we expect from the new Tobacco Bill and its ripple effect?
What can we expect from the new Tobacco Bill and its ripple effect?Article

The proposed Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill is intended to replace the 1993 Tobacco Control Act, but is imposing a number of highly restrictive regulations...

Andrew Neumann 18 Jun 2018

SARS unveils high-tech cargo container scanner
SARS unveils high-tech cargo container scannerArticle

CAPE TOWN: The launch of a high-tech cargo container scanner is an "end game" for the trade of illicit goods, says South African Revenue Service...

24 Jul 2015

Importance of accurate income tax returns
Importance of accurate income tax returnsArticle

The 2014/2015 tax filing season is about to start and it's important that all personal income tax returns are completed accurately and timeously...

Ilsa Groenewald 29 May 2015

Illegal cigarettes damage more than our health
Illegal cigarettes damage more than our healthArticle

This World No-Tobacco Day, WHO and the Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa want to highlight how illicit tobacco products impacts on South Africans' health by fuelling smoking in under-privileged areas and in our youth...

26 May 2015

'SA's reputation is going up in smoke'
'SA's reputation is going up in smoke'Article

South Africa's reputation is going up in smoke. The country has been identified as one of the five with the highest incidence of trade in illicit cigarettes...

25 Nov 2014

Trade in illicit cigarettes hits tax revenue
Trade in illicit cigarettes hits tax revenueArticle

About 5bn cigarettes are being produced illegally in SA each year and sold at prices well below those of legitimate, tax-paying businesses, according to estimates from the tobacco industry.

Linda Ensor 29 Apr 2014

Illegal cigarettes light up crime
Illegal cigarettes light up crimeArticle

Big companies in narcotics trafficking are shifting their focus to the illicit tobacco trade - with about 30% of all cigarettes consumed in this country come from illicit deals - causing the government to lose billions of rands in taxes every year.

Nashira Davids 13 Jan 2014

dti wages war on pirated goods
dti wages war on pirated goodsArticle

Paying a fraction of the price for your favourite DVD might seem like a sweet deal, but the Department of Trade and Industry has warned that there is a very bitter side to pirated and illicit goods.

11 Nov 2013

Illegal cigarettes burn up R12bn in taxes
Illegal cigarettes burn up R12bn in taxesArticle

More than a million packets of illegal cigarettes were sold every day in South Africa last year.

4 Oct 2013

BAT's R1bn expansion is a 'vote of confidence' in SA
BAT's R1bn expansion is a 'vote of confidence' in SAArticle

British American Tobacco (BAT) said last week that its South African subsidiary is entering the final phase of a R1bn expansion to enhance sales‚ marketing and distribution.

Bekezela Phakathi 26 Aug 2013

TISA not given opportunity to contribute to new survey on tobaccoArticle

Commenting on the release of the results of the South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (Sanhanes-1), the Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa (TISA) said on 8 August, that it was unfortunate that the tobacco industry was not provided with an opportunity to contribute its views to the study.

12 Aug 2013

More deals signed to stop tax evasion
More deals signed to stop tax evasionArticle

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is engaging the tax administrations of Australia‚ the UK and the US to gain access to information on tax evasion through complex offshore structures‚ Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Thursday (20 June).

Linda Ensor 21 Jun 2013

Magashula findings likely next week
Magashula findings likely next weekArticle

A probe into allegations of misconduct and impropriety against South African Revenue Service (SARS) commissioner Oupa Magashula is in its final stages.

16 May 2013

Cigarette smuggling costs SA R12bn a year
Cigarette smuggling costs SA R12bn a yearArticle

South Africans will smoke eight-billion smuggled cigarettes this year‚ an increase of 500-million from last year‚ costing the government R12bn in lost taxes‚ says Francois van der Merwe chief executive of the Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa (TISA).

9 Nov 2012

Smuggled cigarettes 'will cost SA R12bn in taxes'Article

South Africans will smoke 8-billion smuggled cigarettes‚ an increase of 500-million cigarettes from last year‚ costing the government R12bn in lost taxes this year‚ Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa (TISA) CEO Francois van der Merwe says.

Paul Vecchiatto 6 Nov 2012

Smuggled cigarettes 'will cost SA R12bn in taxes'Article

South Africans will smoke 8-billion smuggled cigarettes‚ an increase of 500-million cigarettes from last year‚ costing the government R12bn in lost taxes this year‚ Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa (TISA) CEO Francois van der Merwe says.

Paul Vecchiatto 6 Nov 2012

WHO bullying burley tobacco growers
WHO bullying burley tobacco growersArticle

Having failed to reduce the demand for tobacco, the World Health Organisation is directing its attack at "the soft underbelly" of the industry - the growers, says Francois van der Merwe, chairman of the Africa region of the International Tobacco Growers' Association.

25 Jul 2012

The World Health Organisation focuses on tobacco growersArticle

Having failed to reduce the demand for tobacco, the World Health Organisation (WHO) is directing its attack at "the soft underbelly" of the industry - the growers, says Francois van der Merwe, chairman of the Africa region of the International Tobacco Growers' Association.

23 Jul 2012

Alleged illicit liquor dealer to face court
Alleged illicit liquor dealer to face courtArticle

An alleged kingpin in the illicit liquor trade is expected to appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court as the South African Revenue Service (SARS) clamps down on traders who evade paying duty on alcohol.

11 Jul 2012

Illegal cigarettes confiscated in GautengArticle

Customs officials from SARS, together with members of SAPS, recovered over 10 million illegal cigarettes in various interventions in Gauteng over the last two weeks.

12 Aug 2011

Five million counterfeit cigarettes destroyed
Five million counterfeit cigarettes destroyedArticle

Today, Friday 24 June 2011, the Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa (TISA) will assist SARS with the destruction of over 5 million counterfeit cigarettes (more than 500 master cases) bearing Philip Morris International trademarks that were seized in the port of Durban in 2008. The destruction will take place at Oricol Environmental Services in Briardene.

24 Jun 2011

Illegal cigarette haul of R75 000
Illegal cigarette haul of R75 000Article

Nine different brands of illegal cigarettes were seized in two interventions by SARS customs officials and SAPS in raids on retailers. The brands, Admiral, Chicago, Director, Dullahs, Mega, Remington Gold, Sevilles, Yes and Voyager, totalling 110 000 cigarettes, were seized from two retailers in Hercules and eight in Pretoria.

11 Apr 2011

100 million fake cigarettes destroyed
100 million fake cigarettes destroyedArticle

Officials destroyed fake cigarettes worth R100 million last week. The destruction operation, which was carried by the South African Revenue Service (SARS) and the Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa (TISA) in Spings, saw over 100 million cigarette sticks being destroyed.

6 Feb 2011

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