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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

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

What does the proposed tobacco bill mean for vaping in SA?
What does the proposed tobacco bill mean for vaping in SA?Article

This opinion piece is part of VPASA's (Vapour Products Association of South Africa) We Are Not Tobacco (WANT) campaign, which seeks to differentiate electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) from combustible tobacco products...

Asanda Gcoyi, Issued by Irvine Partners 22 Jan 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

Maarten Ackerman, chief economist and advisory partner, Citadel
The good news ... and the bad newsArticle

South Africa's GDP numbers are much better than expected. In fact, the 66% quarter-on-quarter, seasonally adjusted, annualised figure is better than even the best industry expectation...

Maarten Ackerman 9 Dec 2020

Kantar announces South Africa's top 10 Best Liked Ads for Q1 and Q2 2020
Kantar announces South Africa's top 10 Best Liked Ads for Q1 and Q2 2020Article

Kantar's Best Liked Ads celebrates South Africa's favourite TV commercials. These are the ads that have been rated as the best liked by the South African audience, whom we believe to be the most important critic - the person who, ultimately, chooses to buy your brand or not...

Issued by Kantar 19 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

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

Extension to deferment periods on excise duty payments
Extension to deferment periods on excise duty paymentsArticle

Due to the lockdown restrictions on the sale of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products in South Africa, the National Treasury implemented a deferment of excise duties for excise compliant businesses...

Virusha Subban and Prenisha Govender 28 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

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

Maarten Ackerman, chief economist and advisory partner, Citadel
GDP numbers "better-than-expected", but a depression may be loomingArticle

The market expected the economy to shrink by 3.8% over the first quarter so the -2.0% print for Q1 2020 GDP might be slightly better than anticipated, but it almost means nothing...

Maarten Ackerman 1 Jul 2020

Unprecedented times for tax revenue collection
Unprecedented times for tax revenue collectionArticle

In February 2020, when Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, tabled his 2020 Budget Speech, he projected that the budget deficit would be R370bn for 2020/21...

Sharon Smulders 24 Jun 2020

Bernard Sacks, tax partner, Mazars
What - a Budget in June?Article

On 26 February, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni, presented his National Budget to Parliament against a backdrop of weak economic growth, coupled with high unemployment, a sluggish economy and a looming credit ratings downgrade...

Bernard Sacks 18 Jun 2020

Mixed reactions as SA eases lockdown regulations
Mixed reactions as SA eases lockdown regulationsArticle

South Africa's media coverage showed cautious optimism as the country eased lockdown regulations in its efforts to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus...

5 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

Pick n Pay Online expands range of non-food items for delivery
Pick n Pay Online expands range of non-food items for deliveryArticle

Pick n Pay has expanded the list of goods available to purchase via its online store to include home entertainment items and white goods, such as fridges, freezers and ovens...

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

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

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

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

Further tax measures to provide support
Further tax measures to provide supportArticle

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has provided more details on the second set of measures that are aimed at assisting individuals and businesses through the Covid-19 pandemic...

23 Apr 2020

#Budget2020 highlights...
#Budget2020 highlights...Article

"Ex Africa Semper aliquid novi," winning requires hard work, focus, time, patience and resilience. Finance Minister Tito Mboweni delivered his National Budget Speech on 26 February 2020, leaving South African taxpayers pleased by the implementation of tax relief on personal income tax, but disappointing those who indulge in alcoholic beverages and heated tobacco products...

Virusha Subban, Jana Botha, and Prenisha Govender 27 Feb 2020

#Budget2020: Sin taxes hiked, expanded to heated tobacco products
#Budget2020: Sin taxes hiked, expanded to heated tobacco productsArticle

Smokers and drinkers will have to dig deeper into their pockets for cigarettes and alcohol. This comes after Finance Minister Tito Mboweni announced increases of between 4.4 and 7.5%...

27 Feb 2020

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Many countries regulate e-cigarettes. South Africa should tooArticle

Opinions differ on how to regulate electronic cigarettes. But dozens of countries are taking action. In Africa, Kenya already taxes these products, and South Africa is preparing to follow...

Laura Rossouw 6 Feb 2020

Philip Morris opens first IQOS flagship in Africa
Philip Morris opens first IQOS flagship in AfricaArticle

The only IQOS standalone store on the African continent opened its doors in South Africa recently. The flagship boutique in Sandton City Shopping Centre will help Philip Morris introduce more consumers...

Lauren Hartzenberg 5 Aug 2019

Image credit: Sylvie Tittel on Unsplash.
The impact of plain packaging on brand valueArticle

The debate around the issue of plain packaging once again highlights the value of product branding and its impact on brand value...

Catherine Kruger 30 Jul 2019

What do South Africans think about SA's proposed Tobacco Bill?
What do South Africans think about SA's proposed Tobacco Bill?Article

The general public views the burgeoning growth of illegal cigarette sales in the country as of far greater importance to address, than Government's proposed plain packaging for tobacco products...

23 Jul 2019

New Customs rules proposed to control tobacco supply chain
New Customs rules proposed to control tobacco supply chainArticle

Earlier this year it was announced that the Sars had embarked on a number of strategic initiatives to curb revenue leakages. In line with this initiative, Sars has proposed new draft rules that require the registration at Customs of each tobacco leaf threshing factory...

20 Jun 2019

Stellenbosch University's agriculture initiative to aid Malawi farming community
Stellenbosch University's agriculture initiative to aid Malawi farming communityArticle

The Faculty of AgriSciences at Stellenbosch University will play a part in helping the Malawian economy move away from its dependency on tobacco farming towards other viable alternatives...

28 Feb 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

President signs tax bills into law
President signs tax bills into lawArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed into law three 2018 tax bills that give legislative effect to the tax proposals announced by the Minister of Finance in last year's annual National Budget Speech...

18 Jan 2019

Plain packaging for tobacco: what other countries can learn from the UK's experience
Plain packaging for tobacco: what other countries can learn from the UK's experienceArticle

Bans on tobacco advertising, promotion, sponsorship and open display in shops in the UK encouraged tobacco companies to make the pack the hero. So they opposed plain packaging and claimed there was no evidence...

Nathan Critchlow and Danielle Mitchell 4 Jan 2019

Retired Justice Robert Nugent
Nugent Commission submits final report to the presidentArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa has received the final report of the Nugent Commission of Inquiry into Tax Administration and Governance by the South African Revenue Service (Sars)...

18 Dec 2018

Photo: Western Cape Government
Thousands of us die from these illnesses each day. Will it ever end?Article

Recently, the United Nations held its first-ever high-level meeting]on TB...

Yogan Pillay 11 Oct 2018

Mark Kingon, Sars acting commissioner
Tobacco industry commits to working with SarsArticle

The fight against illicit trade in cigarettes and other tobacco products has received a boost Sars, Tisa and the Fita agreeing to work together...

16 Aug 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

TAG calls for public support for Tobacco Bill
TAG calls for public support for Tobacco BillArticle

In the run-up to World No Tobacco Day, South Africans are being encouraged to support the proposed Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill...

21 May 2018

Health tax deterrent goes up in smoke
Health tax deterrent goes up in smokeArticle

The increase in excise tax on tobacco products above the inflation rate, announced in the Budget Speech in February, was erroneously lauded by tobacco control lobbyists...

11 Apr 2018

Big Tobacco is funding the anti-smoking lobby - but leaked documents reveal the real reason whyArticle

The world's top experts on tobacco and health gathered at a conference in South Africa last week to discuss how to prevent an estimated a billion people dying of smoking-related diseases this century...

Andrew Rowell 23 Mar 2018

Why the e-cigarette industry needs global regulations
Why the e-cigarette industry needs global regulationsArticle

The e-cigarette industry has been increasingly viewed as one of the most disruptive changes in the tobacco market, with vapes now commonly perceived as an alternative to traditional tobacco products...

Tanusree Jain 8 Mar 2018

BAT to buy SA's biggest vaping company in a move to 'next-generation products'
BAT to buy SA's biggest vaping company in a move to 'next-generation products'Article

Cigarette giant and rand-hedge British American Tobacco (BAT) SA is buying SA's biggest vaping company, Twisp...

Dave Chambers 22 Dec 2017

BAT aims to ignite profit with new-style smoking gadgets
BAT aims to ignite profit with new-style smoking gadgetsArticle

Cigarette company British American Tobacco (BAT) is looking for blazing profit growth by 2022 from new-generation products such as vapour and tobacco-heated brands...

26 Oct 2017

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BAT battered after US call for nicotine reductionArticle

More than R200bn was wiped off the value of British American Tobacco (BAT) shares at one point on Friday...

Giulietta Talevi 1 Aug 2017

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