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Back to Basics #1: Tax admin
Tue, 30 Jul 2019 - 12:45

From our engagement with government officials and other important stakeholders, we have noticed that there is growing interest in the topic of tobacco taxation. The challenge however, is that many policy makers aren’t necessarily experts in tobacco control, and do not have the time to read extensively on the subject.

African Cigarette Prices Data Project
Tue, 30 Jul 2019 - 09:15

During the June/July 2019 university holidays, about 40 UCT students from ten African countries collected tobacco prices in their hometowns as part of the African Cigarette Prices (ACP) Project. Senzo Mthembu, who joined REEP earlier this year, and who was a fieldworker while he was still a student, is the fieldwork coordinator of this project. Senzo takes over from Kirsten van der Zee, who was the founding coordinator in 2016. He gave us some insights into what happens in-field, and behind the scenes.

Interview with Dr Jean Tesche
Mon, 27 May 2019 - 08:30

In February 2019, Dr Jean Tesche joined the Knowledge Hub on Tobacco taxation and Illicit Trade as a special consultant. Jean brings much experience on tax policy, administration, and modelling: particularly tobacco tax modelling. She has taught economics in the US, Hungary and Bosnia and Herzegovina and worked with US Treasury’s Office of Technical Assistance, the World Bank and the World Health Organization, mostly in the Balkans, Eastern Europe and Africa.

Panel discussion: “Sharing scientific evidence on e-cigarettes”
Wed, 10 Apr 2019 - 08:30

Members of the ETCP attended a Panel discussion on “Sharing scientific evidence on e-cigarettes”, organized by the National Council Against Smoking in Johannesburg.

NDoH Scientific Knowledge Sharing Workshop
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 - 17:00

Members of the ETC Project presented their research at a workshop organized by the South Africa National Department of Health.

Publication of opinion piece on trends in alcohol consumption
Mon, 04 Mar 2019 - 08:30

Members of the ETCP published an opinion piece in Business Day on the trends in alcohol consumption in South Africa.

Confronting illicit tobacco trade: A global review of country experiences
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 - 08:30

Members of the ETCP served as co-authors for the World Bank’s Report titled “Confronting Illicit Tobacco Trade: A Global Review of Country Experiences.”

Presentation at the Statistics South Africa head office
Thu, 31 Jan 2019 - 08:30

Members of the ETCP presented the findings from the NIDS (National Income Dynamics Study) illicit trade paper at the NIDS Wave 5 launch in Pretoria. The meeting was hosted at the Statistics South Africa head office.

ETCP brown bag series launch
Sat, 19 Jan 2019 - 08:30

The ETCP has launched a monthly brown bag lunch seminar series for members of the ETCP, visiting scholars and other interested parties.

COP 8
Sat, 06 Oct 2018 - 10:00

Members of the ETCP attended the eighth session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) in Geneva, Switzerland, from 1 to 6 October 2018

COP 8
Sat, 06 Oct 2018 - 10:00

Members of the ETCP attended the eighth session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) in Geneva, Switzerland, from 1 to 6 October 2018

ETCP supports SA’s Control of Tobacco products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill
Wed, 08 Aug 2018 - 09:45

The ETCP made a submission to the call for public comment on South Africa’s Control of Tobacco products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill.

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