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Batsa fires back in response to Dlamini-Zuma’s appeal

The tobacco company has counter-filed for leave to appeal December’s tobacco ruling, should the government’s application for leave to appeal be successful

Tighter Covid restrictions for N. Mandela Bay — other hotspots may follow

With the number of cases spiralling out of control in hotspots in the Eastern Cape and Western Cape, longer curfews and restrictions on alcohol sales are being implemented

Sars plan for illicit tobacco still being refined

Meanwhile, billions of illegal cigarettes are flooding the informal markets as lockdown regulations are lifted at last

South Africa goes to Covid-19 level 2 on Monday

President Ramaphosa drops most of the restrictions that have been in place for the last five months, citing ‘signs of hope’

Invest in children to give them a better world

This entails putting them at the centre of national strategies, but doing it without high CO2 releases

Covid-19: Free the evidence

Governments need to provide the modelling and data informing the strategy to control the spread of the novel coronavirus

Historic tobacconist decides to quit

The Cape Town institution, which has traded from the same location for 200 years, has been forced from its premises because of being unable to sell tobacco during the lockdown

The tobacco sales ban is a giant stimulus package for organised crime

We should learn from history that prohibitions tend not to work, even if the intention is good

Alcohol and tobacco: Time for a reality check

If the government relaxes its total ban, there’s more chance of people modifying their behaviour, for example, not sharing cigarettes or drinking from the same bottle

Drug-policy NGOs call for alcohol and cigarette sales ban to be lifted

NGOs say the lockdown has detrimental effects on people living with substance dependence, as they try to get their fix amid heavy restriction of movement

It’s time for a new conversation to reduce smoking rates

a smoke-free future is possible for our country, and the world

Let’s change SA’s mind on psychedelics

The major hurdle is not so much an absence of science, or safety, as it is unthinking religious, moral or cultural panic

No smoke without fire: Tobacco companies in quiet return to Formula One

​Tobacco giants Philip Morris and British American Tobacco have formed partnerships with scientific research subsidiaries and Formula 1 teams

Illicit tobacco trade team targeted fellow Sars employees

In a probe which cost taxpayers R3-million, a senior Sars’ acting senior manager was targeted

Right of reply: Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa response to M&G article

The chairperson of the Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa has responded to Bhekisisa's article "​Did big tobacco buy Twitter?"

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