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The ongoing cigarette ban has resulted in prices continuing to spike on the black market, while any benefits of the ban were mostly achieved under lockdown alert level 5, according to a recent study.
British American Tobacco South Africa's case challenging the tobacco ban was due to be heard next week. Now it has been postponed until August.
BATSA has filed its latest legal papers in a bid to have the tobacco ban during lockdown overturned.
Director-General Dondo Mogajane said that debt levels risked breaching the 100% mark in 2023/24 if no changes were made.
SA will miss its original tax revenue target by over R300 billion this year, against a revenue shortfall of just over R63 billion in the previous financial year.
The Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association has challenged the state's ban on the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products.
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has issued a bleak warning about SA's future without urgent reforms. Scenarios included the debt crises of apartheid-era SA, Greece, Argentina, Zimbabwe and post-World War I Germany.
Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni told Parliament national government's share of revenue would increase by R32 billion. The provincial sphere decreases by R4 billion and the local sphere increases by R7 billion.
With much of the bad news priced in already, it was "much ado about nothing" for the rand despite a devastating scenario for the SA economy in Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's supplementary budget speech.
The government is feeling the pressure of having to defend two separate cases relating to its ban on the sale of tobacco products.
Experts weigh in on SA's post-virus economy.
The program will focus on 'network industries such as rail and ports, energy, broadband connectivity, water, sanitation and human settlements,' says the ANC's Paul Mashatile.
While National Treasury is guaranteeing 94% of the Covid-19 business loans scheme, banks are asking business owners to provide 100% security in some instances.
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The state has for the first time published its comprehensive case for its temporary ban on the sale of tobacco products.
SAA published a statement on its website earlier in the week saying it is retaining its current domestic schedule between Johannesburg and Cape Town from mid-June.
The SA Reserve Bank was has slashed the repo rate by 275 basis points this year.
Consumers will be able to buy alcohol for home consumption only on "specified days and for limited hours".
Credit life insurance claims are starting to pour in as more consumers are losing their incomes because of the coronavirus lockdown.
South Africa's mines are some of the deepest in the world. Here, the fight against the coronavirus takes on a different meaning.
The pandemic is set to deepen the financial woes of already ailing state-owned enterprises.
Rather than stopping smokers from smoking, the ban may be setting up an illicit market for survival well beyond the coronavirus outbreak, a new study has found.
For the world’s most important commodity, there’s never been a month like it.
Public comments on the ills of smoking have not been "adequately linked" to the fight against Covid-19, says the Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association.
The airline says it is unable to continue operating given current restrictions on flights.
The group published Cosmopolitan, Women on Wheels, and House and Leisure.
Some 1.5 million people are expected to return to work as South Africa eases into level 4.
Trade and industry minister Ebrahim Patel said e-commerce may be expanded during lockdown level 4 to include items currently excluded.
Stores selling hardware can reopen to everyone under Level 4 of the national lockdown.