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Prohibition has never and will never lead to smokers quitting

 30 Jul 20
Prohibition has never and will never lead to smokers quitting…

For each day of cigarette ban, South Africa loses 1.5 community clinics

 10 Jul 20
Appropriately, on the same day, Africa Check confirmed that the government is losing around R35 million per day in excise taxes for tobacco products.…

FMF CEO STATEMENT: On the declaration of the illegality of lockdown regulations

03 Jun 20  
FMF CEO STATEMENT: On the declaration of the illegality of lockdown regulations…

FMF CEO Statement: From which planet our lockdown tobacco law?

24 May 20  
CEO statement: From which planet our lockdown tobacco law?…

Media release: Signs that cigarette ban may last to level 1; it should be reversed immediately

22 May 20  
Media release: Signs that cigarette ban may last to level 1; it should be reversed immediately…

The unintended consequences of taxi recapitalisation

15 Apr 20  
The governmentÂ’s Taxi Recapitalisation Programme (TRP) is supposed to fix a set of problems that plague the South African taxi/minibus industry. Taxi violence, unsafe vehicles, and bad driving habits among taxi operators combine to make the industry unpopular and, in some cases, unsafe. The changes mandated by the…

Why is profit so maligned when it is the result of consumers’ choice?

28 Jan 20   Neil Emerick
Defending the idea of profit will, in these enlightened days, immediately split the room. If you follow politics in the US, watch how campaigners Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren masterfully attach emotional adjectives to capitalist nouns such as…