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Competition Commission supposedly saves South Africans

 28 Sep 17
The South African government is bent on saving defenceless South Africans yet again.…

Reviewing freedom of choice, as plain packaging tobacco rules considered

 07 Jun 17
Freedom of choice flies out the window when so-called ‘bad' choices can summarily be overruled or interfered with by government.…

Media release: World No Tobacco Day: 31 May 2017 – FOCUS: Plain Packaging

30 May 17   FMF Media Release
“Consumers, by definition, include us all. They are the largest economic group in the economy, affecting and affected by almost every public economic all.…

Business Day column: Let us bust the myths and not believe the nonsense in 2017

20 Dec 16   Leon Louw
Since this is my last 2016 column, I was asked by the government to wish readers a joyless festive season and unhappy new year.…

Media release: Concerned organisations submit joint comment on the draft Liquor Amendment Bill

01 Dec 16   FMF Media Release
A joint comment on the Draft Liquor Amendment Bill was submitted by the following organisations to the DTI Director-General on Wednesday, November 30…

Business Day column: Spare us the farcical forums and pretend policy powwows

30 Nov 16   Leon Louw
Farcical "workshops", "consultations", "seminars" and "indabas" parade as compliance with the constitutional requirement that laws and policies must be preceded and influenced by public participation.…

Business Day column: Beware the ‘fascist incest fest’ that will be the WHO’s COP7 tobacco meeting

09 Nov 16   Leon Louw
Who is WHO? Because of the answer, you should adopt the "brace position" suggested by airlines before a crash.…

Business Day column: Beware the ‘fascist incest fest’ that will be the WHO’s COP7 tobacco meeting

09 Nov 16   Leon Louw
Who is WHO? Because of the answer, you should adopt the "brace position" suggested by airlines before a crash.…

The rise of illicit tobacco

07 Nov 16   Roger Bate
The World Health Organization meets next week in Washington DC and will discuss the rise of illicit cigarettes, which are increasingly caused by WHO efforts against smoking.…

Media release: FMF challenges the DTI to name one legal liquor outlet under the draft liquor bill

21 Oct 16   FMF Media Release
Did you know that the draft Liquor Amendment Bill, which gives teeth to the DTI’s National Liquor Policy, might outlaw all liquor outlets?…