Last updated: August 18, 2020
The law does not regulate the contents of cigarettes; therefore, there are no specified penalties.
To align with FCTC Art. 9 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Guidelines, the law should regulate the contents of cigarettes and impose sanctions for violations.
Manufacturer, importer, exporter
Violations of the disclosure requirement are punishable by the following penalties:
(1) for the first offense, a fine between R5,000 and R10,000 or imprisonment for up to two years;
(2) for the second offense, a fine between R10,000 and R15,000 or imprisonment for up to three years;
(3) for subsequent offenses, a fine between R15,000 and R20,000 and imprisonment for up to three years.
The law aligns with FCTC Art. 10 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines in that the law imposes sanctions for disclosure violations.