FITA Press Release 11 May 2020

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FITA wishes to update the public on its court application regarding the prohibition of manufacturing and local sales of cigarettes in the country. The matter was brought in two parts. Part A was to be heard before the Gauteng High Court – Pretoria tomorrow on 12 May 2020.

During the course of the last week a number of court processes and correspondence have been exchanged between the parties via their respective legal representatives. The ...

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FITA Court Application Update 8 May 2020

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During the course of yesterday, 7 May 2020, we received confirmation in writing from the Office of the State Attorney acting on behalf of the President and the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs that the manufacturing and export of tobacco products is permitted under the present Regulations promulgated on 29 April 2020 by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs as follows:

1. Regarding the export of tobacco products: Tobacco products constitute manufacturing products permitted for export in ...

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FITA Press Release 05 May 2020

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FITA notes with dismay the announcement today by SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter that SARS recently raided a cigarette-making plant which was in production despite the ban on tobacco sales.

We can unequivocally and with conviction confirm that the factory in question is not a FITA member. Both FITA and its attorneys have since the announcement by Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Dr NKosazana Dlamini-Zuma directed correspondence to the relevant stakeholders vis-a-vis the ...

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FITA Press release 24 APRIL 2020

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We welcome the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa that amongst other things the sale of cigarettes will be permitted during the next phase of the lockdown period in government’s attempts at containing the spread of the coronavirus.

We are of the view that this, together with the tax relief extended to cigarette manufacturers and other industries announced by Minister Tito Mboweni yesterday, are steps in the right direction by government in mitigating the damaging ...

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Tobacco association announces it will launch a legal challenge of cigarette ban.

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Tobacco association announces it will launch a legal challenge of cigarette ban

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A major tobacco association says it has been roundly ignored by the state for weeks, leaving it with no other option but to seek relief in the courts.

In a press statement on Friday, the Fair-trade Independent Tobacco Association (Fita) announced it would be mounting a legal challenge against the prohibition on the sale of ...

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FITA Press release 17 APRIL 2020

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We have been receiving a lot of queries, submissions and, messages of support from far and wide in relation to the ban on the sale of cigarettes during the lockdown period, with many seeking to establish what our next steps are going to be in relation thereto.

Over the last few days we have been consulting with our legal team and we have come to the decision to approach the courts for the appropriate ...

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FITA raises concern over sales of Vape kits during lockdown.

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FITA RAISES CONCERN OVER SALES OF VAPE KITS DURING LOCKDOWN

Eyewitness News has seen multiple receipts from people who have purchased Twisp products from Dis-chem during the lockdown period.

FILE: Twisp said it had closed all operations and had no control over the conduct of any independent retailers. Picture:AFP

Jarita Kassen | about 16 hours ago

CAPE TOWN – The Fair ...

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FITA Press release 08 APRIL 2020

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The confusion around the ban on the sale of cigarettes during the lockdown period has taken yet another twist. We have been forwarded information by a few concerned South Africans that the British American Tobacco South Africa (“BATSA”) owned vaping product Twisp is being sold widely within South Africa during the lockdown period, with some retailers even offering delivery of the product, despite the government-imposed ban on the sale of inter alia cigarettes ...

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FITA Press release 06 APRIL 2020

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We commend the efforts of the South African Police Service Klerksdorp for their detention of a large quantity of smuggled cigarettes which were destined for the South African market despite the ban on the sale of cigarettes for the duration of the lockdown period.

We implore law enforcement agencies and government to ensure proper policing at our borders particularly during a time like this where opportunists are looking to capitalize.

It is well documented that ...

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FITA Press release 04 APRIL 2020

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We agree with and fully support the recommendation by the Democratic Alliance to national government for the unbanning of all “non-essential” goods in retail stores that are currently trading.

We know that the President has announced that there will be clarity on this issue after a meeting of the President’s Co-ordinating Council today, 4 April 2020.

We hope that prior to making an announcement on this issue the President will carefully consider the numerous benefits ...

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