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LATEST NEWS FOR British American Tobacco plc  

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]

Government wins court case over decision to ban tobacco sales

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.

‘Rogue unit’ propaganda slur finally put to bed

11 Jun 2020 /  Barbara Curson   9
Impugned report of Inspector-General of Intelligence reviewed and set aside.

Turns out it was a good time to quit smoking after all

10 Jun 2020 /  Andrea Felsted, Bloomberg   2
Cigarette consumption has been disrupted by curfews in some markets

Rand falls amid weak economic data

6 May 2020 /  Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo and Nqobile Dludla, Reuters  
The Top 40 index rose 1.64% while the broader all-share closed 1.32% firmer.

Batsa makes U-turn on taking legal action against tobacco ban

6 May 2020 /  Melitta Ngalonkulu   27
It will work with government to ensure the safety of South Africans.

Tobacco association brings urgent application to lift cigarette ban

5 May 2020 /  Ciaran Ryan   32
State power has been expanded, but does the degree to which it's being exercised violate government's constitutional obligation to behave with legality?

Batsa questions indefinite tobacco ban

2 May 2020 /  Barbara Curson   38
Says Dlamini-Zuma’s action is 'bizarre and highly irregular'.

Presidency will respond to alcohol requests

15 Apr 2020 /  Melitta Ngalonkulu   33
On Friday, after receiving a letter threatening an approach to the Constitutional Court.

Look who’s winning during lockdown

6 Apr 2020 /  Ciaran Ryan   5
Netflix, of course. Also teleconferencing provider Zoom, toilet paper makers – and gold.

BAT South Africa urges government to lift cigarette sale ban

4 Apr 2020 /  Nqobile Dludla, Reuters   27
Says the ban will force the country's 11m smokers to venture out looking for tobacco.

US stimulus rallies the JSE

25 Mar 2020 /  Larry Claasen  
Impact of $2trn package to offset the economic damage wrought by Covid-19 felt on local bourse.

Top 40 not spared

12 Mar 2020 /  Larry Claasen   2
All of SA's largest companies slump.

The often inverted logic of markets

5 Mar 2020 /  Patrick Cairns   4
What is risky, and what is secure?

SA unit of Philip Morris welcomes tax stance on cigarette alternatives

27 Feb 2020 /  Nqobile Dludla, Reuters   1
Sees it as recognition of the role tax can play in encouraging smokers to switch to 'less harmful' products.

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