Streaming issues? Report here
Clement Manyethela 702 gradient Clement Manyethela 702 gradient
The Clement Manyathela Show
09:00 - 12:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: The Midday Report with Mandy Wiener
See full line-up
The Clement Manyathela Show
09:00 - 12:00
Home
arrow_forward
Politics
fiber_manual_record
Local

Health Minister to host Sunday meeting on tobacco control in SA

31 May 2020 9:48 AM
Tags:
Zweli Mkhize
British American Tobacco
SA lockdown
Fita
tobacco sale ban
BATSA
lockdown level 3
Fair-Trade Independent Tobacco Association

On World No Tobacco Day, Minister Zweli Mkhize is set to host a virtual meeting amid court action over continued tobacco sale ban.

No Tobacco Day is marked around the world on 31 May.

Minister Mkhize will chair a meeting on tobacco control amid growing opposition to the ongoing ban on cigarette sales from interest groups and South African smokers.

RELATED: Black tobacco farmers: We pay tax and create jobs, but SA govt is suppressing us

Tobacco giant British American Tobacco (BAT) SA announced on Friday that it is rejoining the fight and heading to court to have the ban declared unlawful.

The Fair-trade Independent Tobacco Association (Fita) is set to go head to head with government in court in the second week of June.


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Health Minister to host Sunday meeting on tobacco control in SA


31 May 2020 9:48 AM
Tags:
Zweli Mkhize
British American Tobacco
SA lockdown
Fita
tobacco sale ban
BATSA
lockdown level 3
Fair-Trade Independent Tobacco Association

Recommended

More from Politics

zweli-mkhizejpg

We urge survivors of COVID-19 infection to tell their stories - Zweli Mkhize

14 July 2020 9:30 AM

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says the focus is on the establishment of committees at ward level and to also tackle the stigma.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Red wine white woman female funny reaction 123rf 123rflifestyle

'Few restaurants will now survive without selling alcohol. We were blindsided'

13 July 2020 6:33 PM

Bruce Whitfield interviews reps from the Restaurant Association Of SA, Business Unity SA and the National Liquor Traders Council.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

liquor-store-sales-wine-champagne-mmc-brut-bubbly-alcohol-booze-drinking-123rf

Liquor traders association aggrieved by sudden ban on sale of alcohol

13 July 2020 11:16 AM

Liquor Traders Association of SA's Sean Robinson and Gauteng Liquor Forum's Fanny Mokoena reflect on liquor ban.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

cooler-box-beer-booze-alcohol-liquor-transportation-car- drunk-driving-123rf

'Regulations need to focus on spaces where risk of transmission is high'

13 July 2020 9:00 AM

Wits School of Governance's professor Alex van den Heever unpacks the latest restriction by the President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

ramaphosa3jpg

Ramaphosa reinstates ban on alcohol, COVID-19 death toll surpasses 4,000

12 July 2020 10:30 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday he was concerned that South Africans were downplaying the seriousness of the pandemic.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Cyril Ramaphosa

(WATCH LIVE] President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the nation at 8pm

12 July 2020 7:53 PM

Ramaphosa addresses the nation this evening on developments in SA's risk-adjusted strategy to manage the spread of COVID-19.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

scootersjpg

'EC scooters were procured to allow transportation of meds by health workers'

10 July 2020 12:07 PM

Provincial health department head Dr Thobile Mbengashe is adamant that these scooters were never meant to be ambulances.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

scootersjpg

EC tender was for 100 clinics, not ambulances - Fabkomp director

10 July 2020 7:34 AM

The company that got the R10 million tender's Brian Harmse sheds light on the controversial project.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

190124 Phil Masinga4

For anyone to write me off politically at this moment is ill-advised - Gigaba

9 July 2020 11:50 AM

Clement Manyathela chats with former minister Malusi Gigaba in a new feature called #HangingOutwithClement.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

123rf A pile of two hundred rand notes, South African currency money

'It is critical that South Africa brings its public debt under control'

9 July 2020 8:07 AM

RMB CEO James Formby says if the country doesnt control its debt, it will find itself in an economic quagmire.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

More from Local

Coronavirus

UPDATE: Gauteng recoveries reach 33,514

13 July 2020 11:13 PM

The number of national recoveries so far is 138,241. The total number of tests conducted to date is 2.194,624.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Mask South African flag coronavirus Covid-19 lockdown 123rf

'It is up to compliance officers of public spaces to enforce wearing of masks'

13 July 2020 6:18 PM

Justice ministry spokesperson Crispin Phiri explains the motive behind government's decision to enforce the wearing of masks.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

160223Jansen2.jpg

Prof Jonathan Jansen urges Minister Angie Motshekga to cancel academic year

13 July 2020 6:04 PM

Jansen told Afternoon Drive Show that we should not 'be blind to the reality that we are not going to cover the curriculum'.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

domestic-work-1jpg

[LISTEN] 'Difficult to say how well domestic workers agencies are regulated'

13 July 2020 4:26 PM

UJ's Department of Sociology lecturer David Du Toit speaks to Joanne Joseph and shares his insights on outsourcing domestic work.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

coding

[LISTEN] How the annual GirlCode hackathon has opened doors for partcipants

13 July 2020 2:46 PM

Refiloe Mpakanyane speaks to one of the 2019 GirlCode winners, Nondumiso Ngcobo, as well as participant Andiswa Mkhonto.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200711weaponsgif

More arrests made after International Pentecostal Holiness Church hostage drama

13 July 2020 1:34 PM

SAPS national spokesperson Vish Naidoo and International Pentecostal Holiness Church's Mpho Makwana reflect on the incident.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200713-zindzi-mandela2jpg

'Zindzi was an activist in her own right and had a kind heart'

13 July 2020 1:00 PM

Minister Lindiwe Sisulu and Minister Naledi Pandor reflect on the life of Ambassador Zindzi Mandela.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200713-ramaphosa-edjpg

Callers wonder why state can forbid congregating but allow 100% taxi load

13 July 2020 12:40 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa reintroduced rules to curb the spread of COVID-19 in South Africa.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200416 Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

Wearing of face masks non-negotiable, says Dlamini-Zuma

13 July 2020 11:00 AM

With South Africa among the top 10 most-affected countries in the world, Dlamini-Zuma said that South Africans should wear masks to protect themselves from the coronavirus.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

zindiz-mandela-twitterpng

Zindzi Mandela passes on at age 59

13 July 2020 8:11 AM

Details around the passing of the daughter of former president Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela are still unclear.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward