Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa

South Africa’s Tobacco Tax Mess

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South Africa, one of the largest cigarette markets in Sub-Saharan Africa, has maneuvered itself into an unsavory tax-dodging situation unique in the world. Read more


Francois van der Merwe, chair of the Tobacco Institute of South Africa,  has defended the institute’s tobacco company members, saying none of its members have ever fallen foul of their tax obligations in South Africa. Read more


A report by the Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa conducted by Ipsos on the market share of illicit cigarettes in the country has revealed illicit cigarettes are South Africa’s biggest tobacco brand. Read more


From the Associate editor

Reflections and Resolutions

An eventful year for an industry undergoing changes, and more to come.

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