FITA urges government to lift the cigarettes ban amid lockdown

6 April 2020, 11:46 AM
The Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association (FITA) has outlined their reasons for requesting that government lift the ban on the sale of cigarettes amid the national lockdown.
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Khloe Kardashian confirms pregnancy 21 December 2017, 7:16 AM

Khloe Kardashian has finally confirmed her pregnancy with an Instagram post.

Christmas fever engulfs Port Elizabeth 20 December 2017, 8:29 PM

The Christmas fever has hit many homes across the country, with some residents going all out to decorate their houses in celebration of this period.

ANCYL age limit 20 December 2017, 4:45 PM

The 54th ANC National Elective Conference committee on Organisational Renewal recommends to the ANC Youth League that the maximum age for a member must be cut to ensure they can relate to the youth. The current cut-off age is 35 years old.

More initiates die in E Cape 20 December 2017, 4:06 PM

The deaths of initiates in the Eastern Cape have risen to 15 since the start of this summer initiation season in the province.

Book inspired by Knysna fires launched 20 December 2017, 12:52 PM

A collection of stories, pictures and accounts of what transpired during the devastating Knysna Fires in June this year has been compiled into a book.

Pauw not concerned about SARS case against him 20 December 2017, 6:55 AM

Investigative Journalist, Jacque Pauw, says he's not concerned about the decision of the South Revenue Service to open a case against him.

Former classmate sings Ramaphosa praises 19 December 2017, 5:01 PM

A former classmate of the newly-elected ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa, Vhulahani Nemakonde says Ramaphosa, who matriculated at Mphaphuli High school outside Thohoyandou in 1971, was an active student leader. Ramaphosa, who was born in Soweto, did his Grade 11 and 12 at the school after his father relocated him to the former Venda homeland due […]

Diddy wants to be first black team owner 19 December 2017, 8:32 AM

With racial tensions casting a pall over American football, rap mogul Diddy wants to buy the Carolina Panthers and become the first African American owner of an NFL team.

Festive season travellers expected to increase in numbers in Durban 18 December 2017, 6:52 PM

Over a million visitors are expected over the festive season in Durban.

Thousands of Santas make a run for it during Mexico Christmas race 18 December 2017, 6:31 AM

"Here comes Santa Claus" was an understatement in Mexico on Sunday as thousands of local runners donned the popular red and white suit and white beards for a fun run to bring Christmas cheer to struggling families.

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ scores massive $450 mln in opening weekend 17 December 2017, 8:06 PM

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” the latest chapter in the hugely popular franchise, debuted with a massive $450 million in global ticket sales over the weekend, distributor Walt Disney Co said on Sunday. The total includes $220 million in the United States and Canada, the second largest domestic opening of all time behind 2015 movie […]

Discrimination, violence against LGTBIQ community remain rampant- Study 17 December 2017, 3:31 PM

A recent study by the South African Institute for Race Relations has revealed that discrimination and violence against the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTIQ) community remains rampant in the country, despite a constitution that promotes freedom of choice.

Street vendors bring colour to ANC conference 17 December 2017, 1:23 PM

Street vendors are using the 54th ANC conference in Nasrec to their advantage. Most of the them  say they are unemployed therefore the conferences provides them with an opportunity to make money.

Buyelekhaya festival set to thrill music lovers 17 December 2017, 12:42 PM

Multi-award winning Afro Pop star Ringo Madlingozi says he is humbled to be among artists that will be performing at the ninth edition of the Buyelekhaya Pan African Music festival in East London on Sunday. The festival will have a mixture of emerging and established artists from Eastern Cape and other provinces. He will share […]

Port Elizabeth welcomes summer season 17 December 2017, 12:09 PM

Music, dance, music and the much loved fireworks display have marked the opening of the season in Port Elizabeth on Saturday night.

Priest arrested after singing carols in India 17 December 2017, 10:42 AM

A Catholic priest and his followers were arrested for singing carols after a right-wing Hindu group allied to India's government accused them of converting villagers into Christianity.

Church leaders, NGOs march for peace to mark Reconciliation Day 16 December 2017, 8:43 PM

While the country's focus is at the ruling party's 54th National Conference at Nasrec in Johannesburg, church leaders and various Non-Governmental Organisations have marched through the streets of Cape Town.

Elysee plays down opulence of Macron birthday at Loire chateau 16 December 2017, 7:05 PM

French President Emmanuel Macron celebrates his 40th birthday this weekend in the grounds of a former royal palace, in what some opponents called another tactless show of wealth. Rivals have branded former investment banker Macron “president of the rich” for policies such as the scrapping of a wealth tax and cutting housing benefit, moves the […]

Author shares his inspirational life story 16 December 2017, 9:56 AM

Gauteng born but Limpopo raised author and motivational speaker Collen Khoza, shares his inspirational life story of abuse, Pain, Anger, Hatred, Revenge and the love of God, in his latest read titled INNOCENT CHILD: AGAINST ALL ODDS.

W.Cape traffic officials adopt zero tolerance to drunk drivers 15 December 2017, 7:08 PM

Western Cape traffic officials have declared war against drunk drivers.

Tshwane All White festival promotes charity 15 December 2017, 5:18 PM

Several charitable organisations stand to benefit from the annual Tshwane All White Jazz and Soul Festival scheduled for this weekend at the Morula Gold Rush, formerly known as Morula Sun in Mabopane north of Pretoria.

Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry on May 19 15 December 2017, 4:28 PM

Britain’s Prince Harry and his American fiancé, Meghan Markle, will marry on Saturday May 19, Kensington Palace said.

With top-end videos, Quincy Jones opens ‘Netflix of jazz’ 14 December 2017, 9:13 PM

Calling it the "Netflix of jazz," legendary producer Quincy Jones is rolling out Qwest TV, a first global platform dedicated to on-demand jazz videos.

Motsepe toy drive distributes toys to disadvantaged children 14 December 2017, 9:04 PM

The 2017 Motsepe foundation toy drive, has distributed over 270 000 toys to disadvantaged children across the country.

Markle adds sparkle to British royal Christmas 14 December 2017, 7:29 PM

Meghan Markle is to become the first fiancee invited to spend Christmas with the British royal family -- a move hailed Thursday as a sea change in the monarchy's traditionalist attitude.

Pasop campaign to help combat alcohol abuse during festive season 14 December 2017, 4:11 PM

The festive season is a time for relaxation and fun, but with it also comes the excessive use of alcohol and drugs which often leads to child abuse and neglect.

Salma Hayek alleges Harvey Weinstein misconduct 14 December 2017, 10:35 AM

Mexican-born actress Salma Hayek has joined the ranks of Hollywood women accusing movie producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct, calling him a "monster" in an article published by the New York Times.

NSRI urges holidaymakers to be responsible at beaches 13 December 2017, 4:32 PM

The National Sea Rescue Institute says about 1000 sea rescue volunteers will be on duty this festive season.

Employees urged to exercise, take breaks to tackle stress 13 December 2017, 9:33 AM

Work-related stress remains the biggest health concern for South African professionals, this according to the 2017 Profmed Stress Index.

National Art Bank launched in Bloemfontein 12 December 2017, 4:05 PM

Emerging artists from across the country have been urged to continue with their eye-catching work in order for maximum exposure.