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[Africa, South Africa, Zimbabwe] EXCLUSIVE: ‘Tobacco giant used state to spy’ ($$)

British and EU authorities are investigating top management at the South African and Zimbabwean branches of the world’s largest tobacco producer‚ British American Tobacco‚ for alleged industrial espionage‚ money laundering and bribing government official
Times LIVE (za)
added Feb 19, 2018 19:29

[Africa, South Africa] Government looks at restricting e-cigarettes

The government is considering tightening laws regarding e-cigarettes, which have been deemed a 'safer' alternative to tobacco smoking. Some experts have warned that e-cigarettes might be as dangerous as those they are intended to replace, notes a Sunday
Legal Brief Today (Juta & Company Ltd) (za)
added Aug 19, 2014 06:39

[Africa, South Africa] British American Tobacco: SA informers paid to spy - report

(BAT) was allegedly paying informers to commit industrial espionage by spying from inside rival companies, the Business Times reported yesterday. The claims were substantiated by affidavits, audio and video recordings including financial statements and e
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Mar 31, 2014 11:40

[Australia] Could plain tobacco packaging come to South Africa?

The tobacco industry in South Africa has already given a very strong indication that it will challenge any such legislation in the Constitutional Court. The argument in South Africa is likely to be similar to what it was in Australia (Retail Community of South Africa) (za)
added Jan 8, 2013 13:33

[South Africa, Zimbabwe] Hijackings an inside job — Chihuri

The suspected industrial espionage in which South African companies reportedly hire hijackers to steal export cigarette consignments in transit is an inside job by local tobacco companies, Police Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri has said. He made t
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Nov 24, 2012 18:24

[South Africa] Govt aims to stub out tobacco branding

South Africa is aiming to follow Australia's lead and compel tobacco companies to use plain packaging for their tobacco products, MPs heard on Wednesday.
Times LIVE (za)
added Sep 19, 2012 17:44

[South Africa] Department of Health reveal plans to ban smoking in all public places

Designated smoking areas would be consigned to the history books, should this bill become ratified in Parliament. It’s all part of the government’s wider war on cigarettes, which also features plans to ban the display of smokes at retailers, and to remov (za)
added Nov 14, 2017 04:20

Evaluating South Africa's tobacco control policy using a synthetic control method

These results, which we mostly attribute to tax increases, are robust to different specifications of the ‘donor pool’. Conclusions Significant public health dividends can be obtained by consistently increasing the real tax on cigarettes.
Tobacco Control
added Sep 7, 2016 00:13

[Africa, South Africa] ARCHIVE: SARS drama spills over into the UK

Last year, it emerged that BAT had paid Pretoria attorney Belinda Walter to feed them intelligence on the illicit tobacco trade in South Africa. Others, however, claim that Walter was paid for information on some of BAT’s competitors in South Africa, incl
News24 (za)
added Aug 16, 2016 14:11

[Africa, South Africa] FMF opposes tobacco branding legislation

The FMF has roped in “brand guru Jeremy Sampson” to discuss “the erosion of brands and why every South African should be concerned about legislation that undermines the value and presence of brands” on Tuesday. While on the surface the new legislation a
Times LIVE (za)
added Sep 28, 2015 18:12
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