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British American Tobacco (BAT) is one of the world’s leading consumer goods companies, with nicotine and tobacco brands sold around the globe. We employ over 55 000 people, partner with over 90 000 farmers and have factories in 48 countries, with o... [more info]

Retail stores emptier than expected after bans lifted

19 Aug 2020 /  Melitta Ngalonkulu   21
Could consumers be cash-strapped due to job losses?

SA has the world’s biggest illegal tobacco trade: Batsa

18 Aug 2020 /  Melitta Ngalonkulu   32
Lawful players are fighting back – despite the sales ban being lifted. They want legal clarity and tighter law enforcement.

Stock market gains on easing lockdown rules

17 Aug 2020 /  Tumelo Modiba and Promit Mukherjee, Reuters  
Analysts said Ramaphosa's announcement provided much-needed relief for South Africa.

Stocks rise with boost from lockdown easing

17 Aug 2020 /  John Viljoen, Bloomberg  
Foreigners were net sellers of equities for a fifth consecutive day on Friday, disposing of R656 million of shares

Expected Level 2 presidential address gets mixed reactions

14 Aug 2020 /  Melitta Ngalonkulu and Tebogo Tshwane    40
But industries agree that it's time for Ramaphosa to open up the economy.

Airbnb’s possible IPO, British American Tobacco and how government bonds are faring

12 Aug 2020 /  Simon Brown  
Mia Kruger of Kruger International talks markets as Sasol soars on horror write-downs and reports of an IPO for Airbnb. FNB's Wayne McCurrie on the case for British American Tobacco as it offers a solid sterling yield. Wikus Furstenberg from Futuregrowth on how SA's government bonds are doing

Stocks rise as Anglo, miners ride sentiment boost

11 Aug 2020 /  Adelaide Changole, Bloomberg  
Foreigners were net sellers of South African stocks on Friday.

SA stocks plunge as Tencent fall hits Naspers and Prosus

7 Aug 2020 /  Bloomberg News   10
Prosus down 5.4%.

SA stocks inch up ahead of Fed, Standard Bank rallies

29 Jul 2020 /  Adelaide Changole, Bloomberg  
Foreigners were net buyers of South African stocks Tuesday.

The latest rate cut, banking stocks and horse racing behind closed doors

24 Jul 2020 /  Simon Brown  
Mia Kruger from Kruger International on the Sasol and Spur updates. Tim Acker of Allan Gray on valuations of local banking stocks and his preferred picks. Stephen Marshall from Gold Circle talks the Durban July running Covid-style.

Tobacco giant calls for zero tolerance on tax evasion by illicit suppliers

24 Jul 2020 /  Melitta Ngalonkulu   30
93% of smokers still get their fix; paying an average of 250% more has contributed to a 430% increase in people sharing cigarettes: Batsa.

Consumer criminalisation could encourage a culture of tax avoidance

7 Jul 2020 /  Adriaan Kruger   27
Government seems oblivious to the dangers of letting the genie out of the bottle with its continued sales ban on tobacco products.

Government chokes on Batsa’s urgent court application

29 Jun 2020 /  Barbara Curson   28
A look at the arguments and evidence it faces. Meanwhile Sars’s tobacco tax revenues continue to go up in smoke ...

Government wins court case over decision to ban tobacco sales

UPDATE
26 Jun 2020 /  Loni Prinsloo and John Bowker, Bloomberg   19
Cigarettes to remain unavailable in stores until further notice.

Fita: Tobacco is a stimulant, much like coffee

11 Jun 2020 /  Melitta Ngalonkulu   33
Argues that it should have been listed in the grocery category.

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