Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
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 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.
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.
iQOS, a device that heats custom-made cigarettes, might be legal to ‘smoke’ indoors, thanks to a regulatory loophole in SA’s laws.
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.
SA has a huge illegal cigarette trade and National Treasury should increase its focus on cigarette manufacturers and importers who evade taxes, says BAT.
British American Tobacco has posted improved sales volume for the first quarter, though foreign exchange rates were a big drag on revenue.
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.
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.
British American Tobacco SA is expanding its Emerging Farmers Initiative into more provinces in the country.
British American Tobacco Southern Africa had decreased its water usage at its major manufacturing facility at Heidelberg by 54.5% since 2011.
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 has reported an accelerated decline in the number of cigarettes sold, citing economic pressures on smokers around the world.
Vic de Klerk on the merits of renting a luxury lifestyle.
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