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#TakeBackTheTax condemns legal action against anti-crime activist, Yusuf Abramjee and research company Ipsos.

The #TakeBackTheTax campaign against illegal cigarettes has condemned the R50-million defamation lawsuits launched against global research house Ipsos and #TakeBackTheTax spokesperson and prominent anti-crime activist Yusuf Abramjee by Gold Leaf Tobacco Corporation (GLTC). GLTC is a prominent player in the South African illegal cigarette market. The legal action comes after a July 2018 Ipsos study […]

A MONUMENTAL DAY AS 250,000 SOUTH AFRICANS SIGN UP WITH THE DIALDIRECT NAMOLA EMERGENCY APP TO GET HELP FAST.

January 2019 Media release A MONUMENTAL DAY AS 250,000 SOUTH AFRICANS SIGN UP WITH THE DIALDIRECT NAMOLA EMERGENCY APP TO GET HELP FAST. South Africa- 250,000 South Africans have signed up to use the Dialdirect Namola emergency app. The app, which went national in September 2017, has assisted just over 20,000 South Africans in real […]

#TakeBackTheTax WELCOMES CONFISCATION OF ILLICIT CIGARETTES

For Immediate Release Friday, January 4, 2019 #TakeBackTheTax WELCOMES CONFISCATION OF ILLICIT CIGARETTES #TakeBackTheTax welcomes the confiscation of illegal cigarettes, valued at over R364 000 by the Uppington Border Police & Keimoes SAPS. The SAPS announced yesterday, that it had conducted a raid at a business premises at Keimoes in the ZF Mcgawu Cluster. There, […]

#TakeBackTheTax WILL NOT BE SILENCED BY THE INTIMIDATION TACTICS OF ILLEGAL CIGARETTE MAKERS 

MEDIA STATEMENT Wednesday 28 November 2018 #TakeBackTheTax WILL NOT BE SILENCED BY THE INTIMIDATION TACTICS OF ILLEGAL CIGARETTE MAKERS #TakeBackTheTax has noted a legal threat by Gold Leaf Tobacco saying “we will not be silenced or intimidated and we will continue to expose the illegal cigarette trade until they pay their taxes or SARS wakes […]

#TakeBackTheTax WELCOMES THE CONFISCATION OF ILLEGAL CIGARETTES FROM SOUTH AFRICA BY THE LESOTHO REVENUE AUTHORITY (LRA)

MEDIA STATEMENT For Immediate Release Monday. 19 November, 2018 #TakeBackTheTax has praised the Lesotho Revenue Authority (LRA) for confiscating 380 000 RG cigarettes from South Africa. The RG cigarettes, made in South Africa, where they should have paid excise duties, were confiscated at Maseru Bridge. They had evaded both excise due in South Africa and […]

Let’s make the world safer, writes Abramjee.

The time has come to mobilize the world against crime. I have just returned from the 39th annual conference of Crime Stoppers International (CSI) which took place in The Hague, Netherlands. I was elected Vice-President of the global body and it is indeed an honour and I am humbled. For the first time, a woman […]