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Tax changes planned for cigarettes and alcohol in South Africa – but they could...

In its February 2021 budget, the National Treasury announced an 8% increase in alcohol and tobacco excise duties. This excise increase appeared to be driven by a desire to grow government revenue,...

Tobacco ban: New poll could sway judges, as ‘cigarette orders’ restart

There may be some faint signs of life for those embroiled in the tobacco ban and its subsequent legal battles. Not only is the campaign to bring back cigarettes submitting more evidence to...

Level 3 lockdown: Bad news for smokers – cigarettes are still banned

Millions of smokers in South Africa have had their hopes crushed once more on Sunday evening, after President Ramaphosa confirmed that cigarettes would not go on sale during Level 3 of lockdown....

World’s leading cigarette company commits to a smoke-free future in South Africa

Philip Morris International (NYSE/Euronext Paris: PM), makers of Marlboro and Chesterfield has selected South Africa as a pioneer market for the introduction of the new IQOS smoke-free tobacco device. The local affiliate,...


Over R100-billion to be invested in data centres in South Africa 

By Larry Claasen Amazon Web Services (AWS) plans to invest R46-billion in Cape Town by 2029. THE setting up of hyperscale data centres in South Africa...


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