Tag - South African

Sars Customs seizes illegal cigarettes, hookah-pipe tobacco, scrap metal worth R40 million in Durban Harbour, Polokwane and Johannesburg

Modern risk detection systems and other law enforcement agencies have assisted the South African Division of the South African Revenue Service (Sars) Customs division in seizing illicit cigarettes, hookah-pipe tobacco and scrap metal with a total tax prejudice of R40 million. Sars said the illegal cigarettes were detected in Durban Harbour and valued at R35m...

‘Is it really worth it?’: NGO determined to ‘protect the youth’ by championing stronger tobacco control laws

Despite the disturbingly clear health warnings plastered on the fronts of cigarette cartons, smoking remains the number one cause of preventable deaths globally. In South Africa alone, there are 4 200 tobacco-related deaths recorded annually. Aware of the threat that tobacco poses to our health and the environment, a network of young, vibrant individuals have banded together to form...