The curious case of prohibited tobacco trade in South Africa as part of the national strategy “ to Combat COVID-19”, has left hundreds of tobacco farmers and many more farm workers in despair. It has destroyed has destroyed marketing opportunities, income streams, jobs and livelihoods in the primary production sector.
Saai as a organisation that represents the interests of family farmers, will on 30 June 2020 ask the Western Cape High Court to declare the governments regulations on the banning of legal tobacco sales unconstitutional and invalid on behalf of farmers and farm workers. The case will be heard together with 9 other Applicants, headed by British American Tobacco South Africa as the largest manufacturer of tobacco products in South Africa.
Tobacco Farmers, farm workers and friends of the industry are called to file their support for family farmers before 30 June 2020 at the form below!
There is only one way to realise our dream of a fair and equitable South Africa and clean, transparent governance where there are ample opportunities for everyone to earn a honest living, and that is to get involved. Stand up and be counted!