Tobacco

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?"

Tobacco ‘epidemic’ in Africa fuelled by fewer filters

Cigarette consumption in Africa rose by 40% between 1990 and 2012

Should non-smokers get more leave?

Companies may prompt you to stop smoking, but maybe we can learn from smokers' micro-breaks

Illicit tobacco trade a threat to jobs — union

'What is disturbing is that our government, Sars in particular, moves very slowly when it comes to taking action against illicit traders'

Vaping could pose a cancer risk, study finds

'E-cigarette smokers might have a higher risk than nonsmokers of developing lung and bladder cancers and heart diseases'

​Betting on addiction is a sure winner

It is no coincidence that the biggest companies by far on the JSE trade on human weaknesses.

Cape Town’s oldest shop still smoking after 223 years

Sturk’s is a haven for pipe-smokers, with its hand-blended tobacco and old-school vibe.

Malawi tobacco going up in smoke

The Sadc country's farmers feel trapped in a contract system they blame for low prices and growing debt in its tobacco industry.

Latest

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

SA’s quarantine plan for coronavirus

A small Free State dorp and 14 days of isolation — this is the plan for citizens returning from China, to prevent a potential outbreak of the disease

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it