Friday, November 30, 2018
There is currently a cigarette war going on in South Africa between so called Legal and illegal brands. The illegal brands just ignore the government imposed minimum sales price . In the South African market, of each packet of cigarettes sold, R17.85 goes to the SA Revenue Service. Of this, R15.52 is excise duty and R2.33 is Value Added Tax.
You can see he difference in the packaging as well. See above. Cheap and nasty.