Cigarette sales ban legal battle continues on Thursday

The case involving British American Tobacco South Africa’s (BATSA) challenge to the tobacco sales ban by government continues in the High Court in Cape Town today. Yesterday, BATSA said COGTA Minister Nkosazana Dlamini- Zuma had infringed on the rights of consumers, farmers and others in the value chain of the[…]

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FITA could appeal tobacco ban judgement: Tax Justice SA

Civil rights’ organisation, Tax Justice South Africa, says it believes the Fair Trade Tobacco Association (FITA) has recourse to appeal the High Court’s judgment on the tobacco ban. On Friday, the High Court in Pretoria dismissed Fita’s application to have the ban overturned, with costs. The court ruled that FITA’s[…]

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Ban on cigarettes raises temperatures

The concept of striking a balance between economy and health has been more evident during the coronavirus pandemic than ever before. It comes as the government faces a court battle over its decision to ban the sale of cigarettes during the nationwide lockdown, which is in its 5th week. Smokers[…]

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‘Selling cigarettes is not allowed’, warns Cele

The police will crack down on businesses selling cigarettes in the Western Cape, Police Minister Bheki Cele said on Thursday. Speaking in Pretoria at an inter-ministerial briefing, Cele added the ban on cigarettes applied countrywide. This after the DA-led Western Cape government lifted it on Wednesday. “Cigarettes may be sold[…]

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