Kieswetter: SARS' illicit economy unit has recovered R2.6bn so far

2020-01-24 20:32

SARS' unit that tackles illicit financial flows has recovered R2.6bn in taxes since April 2019.

Phillip Morris throws its weight behind SARS crackdown on illicit trade

2019-10-24 14:08

Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni told Parliament that the South African Revenue Service would compile comprehensive research will assist in determining the size of each illegal trading item.

SARS extends deadline for tender to help stop illicit tobacco trade

2019-05-24 18:02

SARS says it will extend the deadline for a tender aimed at securing a service provider to help curb the illicit tobacco trade.

SARS issues tender to prevent illicit cigarette trade

2019-04-30 10:38

The SA Revenue Service is seeking a service provider to help it keep tabs on the illicit tobacco trade by tracking cigarettes from manufacturing plants to points of sale.

Tobacco companies to SARS: help us help you by tackling illegal smokes

2019-04-04 11:56

The Tobacco Institute of South Africa has again urged the SA Revenue Service to up the fight against the illicit tobacco trade.

Illicit tobacco: 7 shocking figures on illegal smokes

2018-12-05 06:02

Nearly half of the informal tobacco market is now made up of illicit cigarettes. Here are seven numbers that illustrate the problem facing SARS, government and the tobacco industry.

Mzansi's hottest selling skyf is illegal - survey

2018-11-28 06:15

Gold Leaf Tobacco’s RG brand is now the top selling brand in South Africa overall, "overtaking all legal brands", according to new research.


SARS goes to court to recover R200m lost through illicit tobacco trade in decade-old case

2019-11-19 14:39

The R200m claim relates to a single case investigated by project Honey Badger.

Police bust truck driver allegedly ferrying illicit cigarettes worth more than R1m

2019-09-02 19:43

A 43-year old man has been arrested in Madikwe, North West, for the alleged possession of illicit cigarettes, with an estimated value of almost R1.2m.

SARS fight against illicit cigarette trade backed by industry players

2019-04-30 18:53

Tighter controls by SARS to fight illicit trade of cigarettes has been welcomed by organisations within the industry.

Legit tobacco companies’ tax records are squeaky clean, association insists

2019-04-10 22:43

Tobacco Institute South Africa chair Francois van der Merwe told Fin24 none of its member companies had fallen foul of the law.

Sin tax hikes will only boost illicit tobacco, lobby group warns

2019-02-20 20:21

During his first budget speech in Parliament on Wednesday, Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni announced that a large business unit aimed at seeking out tax ducking companies would be re-established in April.

Gold Leaf calls illicit tobacco survey smoke and mirrors

2018-11-28 18:58

Gold Leaf Tobacco has "wholly" denied that its RG cigarette brand - SA's top selling cigarette - is illegal.

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.

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