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[LISTEN] SAITA says new tobacco legislation will hurt informal traders

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[LISTEN] SAITA says new tobacco legislation will hurt informal traders

On Wednesday, 16 May 2018 Political Analysis South Africa’s Thando Maeko spoke to Rosheda Muller, the Acting President of the SA Informal Traders Alliance (SAITA).

Muller says her organisation has concerns about the proposed Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill. She explains that if passed, the Bill could have a negative impact on the incomes of informal traders in the South Africa. She added that the Department of Health has ignored calls by SAITA to allow informal traders and other micro business owners to be exempted from the Bill.

“Much of the research and work that the department has done was via the formal business sector, and they’ve actually not looked at the impact, the adverse impact that it will have on informal economy workers.”

Listen below for the full interview.

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