Press release FITA 16 August 2019

Press release – FITA – for immediate release We wish to extend our gratitude to everyone, both locally and abroad, who has sent their well wishes to our organisation and our two members who were victims of a senseless and cowardly attack outside our offices on Wednesday 14 August 2019. […]

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Media Statement release FITA 15 August 2019

Media Statement – FITA – for immediate release We note the numerous media enquiries directed at our organisation relating to an incident which occurred outside our offices yesterday, 14 August 2019. We confirm the occurrence of an incident outside our offices yesterday. In this regard FITA will issue a statement […]

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Press release FITA 08 August 2019

Press release – FITA – for immediate release We have in our previous press releases alluded to evidence of too many instances in the past which point to various practices by certain role-players in the tobacco industry that speak to unfair treatment of some by the state, preferential treatment in […]

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Press release FITA 30 July 2019

Press release – FITA – for immediate release We note the renewed interest by the media in allegations of questionable practices by multinational tobacco companies, their employees and/or agents, the private security firms associated with them, officials and/or agents of law enforcement agencies, and government officials that first surfaced during […]

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Press release FITA 21 June 2019

Press release – FITA – for immediate release It has come to our attention that certain multinational cigarette manufacturers have again resorted to desperate, unlawful and anti-competitive measures in order to maintain their market dominance in a market that has undergone significant shifts insofar the dynamics between the traditional large […]

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Press release FITA 7 June 2019

Press release – FITA – for immediate release We wish to alert new Commissioner of the South African Revenue Service (“SARS”), Edward Kieswetter, to the growing pressure in a number of African countries to hold multinational cigarette manufacturers, and in particular British American Tobacco (“BAT”), to account in relation to […]

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Press release FITA 23 May 2019

Press release – FITA – for immediate release We note without an ounce of surprise the statement by the Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa (“TISA”) and its rented cheerleaders, the #TakeBackTheTax brigade, opposing the decision by the South African Revenue Service (“SARS”) of a tender for the provision of a […]

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Press release FITA 30 April 2019

Press release – FITA – for immediate release We note and welcome the announcement by the South African Revenue Service (“SARS”) of a tender for the provision of a Production Management and a Track and Trace solution for cigarettes however we wish to caution SARS and government to steer away […]

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Press release FITA 10 April 2019

Press release – FITA – for immediate release We note the recent press statement by multinational British American Tobacco which, true to form, arrogantly dismisses a claim by the South African Revenue Service (“SARS”) that they owe the receiver R 143 million for alleged tax fraud after the company received undue […]

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Press release FITA 11 March 2019

Press release – FITA – for immediate release We note the recent court ruling by the Honourable Malopa J in the Gauteng Provincial Division held at Pretoria in the urgent court application brought by one of our members, Gold Leaf Tobacco Corporation (“GLTC”) against the spokesperson of the #TakeBackTheTax campaign […]

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