In this week's Suttner's View, researcher and analyst Professor Raymond Suttner discusses the need to defend the Constitution of South Africa.
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Suttner's View: Defending constitutionalism
By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies
The illicit trade in tobacco, especially cigarettes, costs South Africa’s economy billions of rand annually through lost tax revenue. According to the South African Revenue Service (SARS), the estimated loss through the illegal cigarette trade for the 2015/16 financial year was R6-billion. Aside from the local economic and health impact, illicit smuggling poses a threat across the Southern African region. Tackling the problem will improve regional economic outlooks and cripple an important source of funding for organised criminals in South Africa and beyond. →