'Bizarre and irregular' - British American Tobacco on government's tobacco ban

2020-05-01 18:17

"Bizarre and irregular." This is how British American Tobacco South Africa described Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma's reliance on 2 000 submissions to continue the government's ban on the sale of tobacco products under the lockdown regulation.

Tobacco players allowed to weigh in on BAT-Twisp merger approval - regulator

2019-05-22 17:04

Players in the tobacco industry are allowed to intervene in the merger between British American Tobacco and vaping brand Twisp, the Competition Tribunal has said.

British American Tobacco shares plunge to lowest level in 3 years

2018-11-12 13:28

British American Tobacco shares plunged to the lowest level in three years on news of a possible ban on menthol cigarettes in the US, which would eliminate a product that generates as much as one-quarter of the company’s profit.

Naspers leads losses on the blue-chip index

2018-10-10 18:24

The bearish sentiment in Tencent has not spared Naspers on the JSE which is also under a sharp sell-off. In today’s session Naspers slumped 6.47% to close at R2656.98 per share.

Making tobacco respectable?

2017-08-13 06:01

iQOS, a device that heats custom-made cigarettes, might be legal to ‘smoke’ indoors, thanks to a regulatory loophole in SA’s laws.

Gates, Bloomberg fund fight against Big Tobacco

2015-03-18 20:00

Developing countries facing potentially pricey legal challenges from big tobacco firms are to get help from a new $4m fund created by the philanthropists Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg.

Clamp down on illicit cigarette trade - BAT

2015-02-26 13:01

SA has a huge illegal cigarette trade and National Treasury should increase its focus on cigarette manufacturers and importers who evade taxes, says BAT.

Forex rates hit BAT revenue

2014-04-30 09:46

British American Tobacco has posted improved sales volume for the first quarter, though foreign exchange rates were a big drag on revenue.


British American Tobacco threatens Dlamini-Zuma with court action over tobacco sales ban

2020-05-01 14:27

British American Tobacco South Africa has demanded that Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma amend regulations prohibiting the sale of tobacco products.

Industry body, BAT-SA deny claims tobacco manufacturer owes SARS R143m

2019-04-07 18:04

Allegations that BAT-SA owes SARS R143m are 'totally inaccurate', Francois van der Merwe, chair of industry body the Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa, has said.

Relief for global stocks sees JSE close firmer

2018-10-12 18:41

Tencent Holdings which has broken stock market records on the course of its sell-off over the past couple of weeks, ricocheted to close 8.01% higher.

BAT SA expands R50m emerging farmer initiative

2017-10-24 18:07

British American Tobacco SA is expanding its Emerging Farmers Initiative into more provinces in the country.

BATSA records 54.4% decrease in water usage

2017-04-04 19:24

British American Tobacco Southern Africa had decreased its water usage at its major manufacturing facility at Heidelberg by 54.5% since 2011.

BAT offers to buy out Souza Cruz stake

2015-03-06 10:14

British American Tobacco is seeking to buy the 24.7% stake it does not already own in Brazil's Souza Cruz and to delist the company.

British American Tobacco sales down

2014-10-22 11:11

British American Tobacco has reported an accelerated decline in the number of cigarettes sold, citing economic pressures on smokers around the world.

Rent, don't buy

2011-02-07 12:48

Vic de Klerk on the merits of renting a luxury lifestyle.

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