Skip to main content

Latest news and press releases

Latest news and press releases

FITA must withdraw its challenge to SARS’ anti-corruption crackdown

| Press Release | No Comments
Sunday April 7 2024 – TOBACCO companies must withdraw their legal action against the South African Revenue Service (SARS) unless they wish to defy the taxman’s crackdown on organised…

1100% rise in illicit cigarette trade is a national emergency

| Press Release | No Comments
Tuesday 26 March 2024 - DAMNING new evidence showing that South Africa’s illicit cigarette trade has sky-rocketed by more than 1,100% in little over a decade proves that the…

All state authorities must follow SARS’s stand against corruption

| Press Release | No Comments
Wednesday 28 February 2024 – TAX Justice SA (TJSA) welcomes confirmation that the taxman has laid a damages claim of more than R4.87 billion against Sasfin Bank for links…

New call for Gold Mafia arrests as SARS sues Sasfin for R4.9bn

| Press Release | No Comments
Tuesday 27 February 2024 – TODAY’S news that the taxman has issued a damages claim of more than R4.87 billion against Sasfin Bank linked to alleged money-laundering has brought…

R10 billion in ‘dodged tax’, but no word of an arrest

| Press Release | No Comments
Wednesday 21 February 2024 – TAX Justice SA has welcomed today’s Budget announcement that SARS investigations into the gold and tobacco industries has resulted in R10 billion in additional…

Sin tax hikes would fuel mafia state

| Press Release | No Comments
Friday 16 February 2024 – INCREASES in ‘sin’ taxes in next week’s Budget would be a green light for gangsters who are threatening to turn South Africa into a…

27 billion reasons why ‘cheapie’ cigarette makers are camera-shy

| Opinion Piece | No Comments
It is difficult to overstate the significance of the recent court ruling involving the taxman and some key players in the tobacco industry. Several cigarette companies failed in their…

Court ruling should smoke out illicit cigarette kingpins

| Press Release | No Comments
Tuesday 2 January 2024 - TAX Justice SA (TJSA) welcomes a vital legal breakthrough against the illicit tobacco barons who are stealing billions of rand from South Africa and…

Protesters locked out of hearings on ‘misguided and malign’ tobacco bill

| Press Release | No Comments
Sunday 26 November 2023 – FURIOUS protesters are demanding greater consultation on the controversial tobacco control bill after hundreds were locked out of a public hearing today.   Placard-waving…

Gold Mafia ‘chief’ sanctioned for funding Russia’s war machine

| Press Release | No Comments
Thursday 9 November 2023  – A MAJOR South African gold dealer and key player in the massive 'Gold Mafia' money-laundering network has been sanctioned by the UK government for…

TJSA welcomes criminal charges against Sasfin ex-employees linked to Gold Mafia

| Press Release | No Comments
Tuesday 7 November 2023 - TAX Justice SA (TJSA) welcomes an announcement by Sasfin bank that it has laid criminal charges against 11 former employees for their alleged involvement…

Illicit cigarettes rob SA of R74m daily and tobacco bill will make that worse, economists warn

| Press Release | No Comments
Wednesday 17 October 2023 - A MAJOR new report reveals that South Africa’s illicit cigarette trade is even bigger and more destructive than feared - and the Government’s new…

‘Window-dressing’ won’t stop industrial-scale smugglers looting SA

| Press Release | No Comments
Friday 6 October 2023 – TAX Justice South Africa (TJSA) has welcomed Government’s promises of tighter policing at our porous borders but warns that real action is needed to…

SA’s ranking as ‘paradise for gangsters’ must serve as a wake-up call

| Press Release | No Comments
Wednesday 27 September 2023 - A DAMNING new report that exposes South Africa as a global hotspot for organised crime must serve as a wake-up call for legislators, law…

New tobacco laws are a gift for gangsters

| Opinion Piece | No Comments
By Yusuf Abramjee, founder of Tax Justice South Africa (TJSA) Thursday 17 August 2023   Our proposed new tobacco laws have ignited plenty of debate. But whatever side you’re…

Cops must follow the money and catch illicit trade kingpins

| Press Release | No Comments
Monday 14 August 2023 – A POLICE crackdown on sellers of illicit goods in Johannesburg CBD should be just the first step in an all-out offensive against crimelords who…

Tobacco bill is cheats’ charter that will hand cigarette market to criminals

| Press Release | No Comments
Monday 10 July 2023 - THE new tobacco bill will hand complete control of South Africa’s cigarette market to the criminal tobacco barons who are already stealing more than…

Gold Leaf Mafia’s money man laundered State Capture billions, says Al Jazeera

| Press Release | No Comments
Friday 14 April 2023 - EXPLOSIVE new evidence revealed by Al Jazeera today shows that the ‘Gold Leaf Mafia’ was closely aligned with Jacob Zuma and the Guptas and…

New evidence of Gold Leaf Tobacco’s massive money-laundering network

| Press Release | No Comments
Thursday 6  April 2023 – DAMNING new evidence of the international money-laundering network controlled by illicit cigarette kingpin Simon Rudland and his associates is revealed today. The third instalment of…

SA banks corrupted in Gold Leaf Tobacco’s multi-million-dollar money-laundering – Al Jazeera

| Press Release | No Comments
Thursday 30 March 2023 – SENSATIONAL new evidence is released today showing how some of South Africa’s major banks have been infiltrated and corrupted to help launder billions of…

Gold Leaf Tobacco boss in $1bn gold-smuggling scam with Zimbabwe rulers, reports Al Jazeera

| Press Release | No Comments
Thursday 23 March 2023 - SOUTH Africa’s No.1 illicit cigarette kingpin is today sensationally exposed as the mastermind of a multi-billion-dollar gold smuggling network in collusion with the corrupt…

Budget lacks action to combat R100bn looters

| Press Release | No Comments
Wednesday February 22 2023 - TAX Justice SA (TJSA) is calling for more action against illicit trade after today’s Budget exposed Government’s inability to tackle the menace that is…

Budget must empower NPA and SARS to combat state looters

| Press Release | No Comments
Monday 20 February 2023 - Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana must use his Budget statement to properly empower prosecuting authorities so they can combat criminals in illicit trade who are…

The REAL State of Our Nation: Organised Crime and Illicit Trade

| Press Release | No Comments
Thursday 9 February 2023 - A STARK warning about the organised crime gangs who are looting our nation and threatening the future of every South African is issued today…

‘Stop Skyf Capture’ launched as Gold Leaf in court over R3bn tax evasion claims

| Press Release | No Comments
Wednesday February 1 2023 - A MAJOR new offensive against organised crime networks looting South Africa launched today as the High Court extended an order freezing the assets of…

‘Cop escort’ for R12m cigarette smugglers

| Press Release | No Comments
Monday January 30 2023 - COPS caught allegedly escorting a huge shipment of illicit cigarettes on Monday prove that authorities have lost control and some police are colluding with…

Illicit trade is economic emergency, warns Tax Justice SA

| Press Release | No Comments
Wednesday 9 November, 2022 - DAMNING new evidence shows criminals are tightening their grip on South Africa’s cigarette trade and only drastic, emergency action can halt them looting billions…

Seizure of R10m smuggled tobacco shows it’s business as usual for illicit trade

| Press Release | No Comments
Thursday 27 October, 2022 – A MASSIVE bust of smuggled tobacco being offloaded on the East Rand is proof that criminals are still trying to operate illegal cigarette factories…

Follow the money, TJSA urges, as cops swoop on illicit cigarette traders

| Press Release | No Comments
Thursday 20 October, 2022 – TAX Justice SA (TJSA) welcomes today’s long-needed police action against illicit trade in Cape Town and urges authorities to extend the crackdown nationwide. “It’s…

Don’t let up in war on R19bn tobacco tax looters

| Press Release | No Comments
Sunday 11 September, 2022 – CORRUPTION busters must guard against complacency in the fight against South Africa’s rampant illicit cigarette trade despite a landmark legal breakthrough, Tax Justice SA…

High Court order against Gold Leaf Tobacco is watershed moment

| Press Release | No Comments
Friday 26 August, 2022 – A HIGH Court preservation order against Gold Leaf Tobacco Corporation (GLTC) is a watershed moment in the battle against organised crime groups who are…

Give corruption busters tools to halt industrial-scale looting, says TJSA

| Press Release | No Comments
Monday 15 August, 2022 – MINISTERS must heed demands by crime-fighting agencies for more tools to investigate unexplained wealth if we hope to stop the industrial-scale looting of our…

FITA’s damages claim is ‘like a mugger suing his victim’

| Press Release | No Comments
Thursday 16 June, 2022 - A THREAT by the Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association (FITA) to sue Government for damages over the unlawful ban on lockdown sales is an…

TJSA’s Fightback Charter 2022 calls for emergency sanctions to halt transnational organised crime

| Press Release | No Comments
Tuesday 14 June, 2022 – Tax Justice SA (TJSA) is today urging Government to impose emergency sanctions to halt transnational organised crime groups stripping South Africa’s assets and infrastructure.…

Tobacco ban defeat means it’s Government’s duty to undo the damage

| Press Release | No Comments
Tuesday,14 June, 2022 – Today’s Supreme Court of Appeal ruling confirms that the lockdown tobacco ban was both illegal and unnecessary and imposes on Government a duty to urgently…

Cigarette ‘sin’ tax hike will be benefit scheme for criminals

| Press Release | No Comments
Thursday 5 May, 2022 - CALLS to hike cigarette ‘sin’ taxes risk backfiring badly and simply boosting the fortunes of criminal manufacturers who are already stealing R19 billion a…

Stop the rot inflicted by R19bn tobacco tax looters

| Press Release | No Comments
Tuesday 3 May, 2022 - ONLY criminal prosecutions can stop tobacco tax cheats robbing millions of South Africans of the chance to escape poverty and disaster, Tax Justice SA…

Good start by SARS, now let’s lock up the multi-billion-rand kingpins

| Press Release | No Comments
Friday 8 April, 2022 – Tax Justice SA (TJSA) today welcomes revelations that the South African Revenue Service (SARS) has launched a concerted campaign against major tax cheats looting…

New report shows SARS is losing fight against R19bn tobacco criminals

| Press Release | No Comments
Thursday 7 April, 2022 - A DAMNING new report shows authorities are losing the fight against criminals who are flooding shops with illegal cigarettes and robbing South Africa of…

FITA has questions to answer on Finance Minister’s illicit trade revelations

| Press Release | No Comments
Thursday 24 February 2022 – THE Fair-Trade Independent Tobacco Association (FITA) must be made to answer urgent questions following the Finance Minister’s revelations about the illicit cigarette trade, Tax…

Hike in sin taxes equals even bigger rewards for criminals in illicit trade

| Press Release | No Comments
Wednesday 23 February 2022 – FINANCE Minister Enoch Godongwana’s big hike in sin taxes means another big payday for criminals in illicit trade and more misery and suffering for legitimate…

National task force must combat rampant illegal cigarette trade

| Press Release | No Comments
Monday 14 February 2022 - A POWERFUL national task force to tackle the out-of-control illegal trade in cigarettes must be established immediately, Tax Justice South Africa (TJSA) demanded today.The…

TJSA applauds Oakbay director’s 10-year jail term for illicit cigarette scam

| Press Release | No Comments
Wednesday 8 December 2021 -  TAX Justice South Africa (TJSA) today applauds the jailing of a company boss convicted of an R18 million cigarette tax scam and urges authorities…

TJSA urges tobacco firms to back charter to defeat illicit trade

| Press Release | No Comments
Wednesday 17 November 2021 -  TAX Justice South Africa (TJSA) is demanding that all tobacco firms sign up to its new charter to defeat the rampant illicit cigarette trade that’s…

Caught On Camera: TJSA exposes rampant illicit cigarette trade

| Press Release | No Comments
Tuesday 16 November 2021 -  AN EXPLOSIVE new undercover investigation by Tax Justice South Africa (TJSA) shows that criminal manufacturers are flooding shops with tax-evading cigarettes and looting the…

Authorities fail to stop industrial-scale looting by cigarette criminals

| Press Release | No Comments
Tuesday 9 November 2021 – DAMNING new research shows authorities are failing miserably to stop illicit cigarettes flooding the country and robbing us of billions of rand, Tax Justice…

Double blow for illicit tobacco traders as SARS sues importer for R19bn

| Press Release | No Comments
Friday September 17 2021 – DEMANDS for an inquiry into the South African tobacco industry have grown even more urgent today following the revelation that the SA Revenue Service…

Draconian sin tax increases deliver a bonanza for criminal traders

| Press Release | No Comments
Thursday 29 July 2021 - HUGE hikes in ‘sin’ taxes on alcohol and tobacco are a gift for criminals in illegal trade and will deliver another lethal blow to…

Smuggling busts expose cigarette companies’ evasion of the truth

| Press Release | No Comments
Sunday 11 July 2021 - CRIMINAL cigarette manufacturers are mocking justice by paying lip service to the tax laws as illicit tobacco floods the country, Tax Justice SA (TJSA)…

The illicit cigarette price war is sucking the life out of legitimate farmers and producers

| Press Release | No Comments
The following statement is issued by the South Africa Tobacco Transformation Alliance (SATTA), which represents the legal tobacco value chain. Illegal cigarette manufacturers are sucking the lifeblood out of…

SA’s illicit trade explosion is talk of the world

| Press Release | No Comments
Wednesday 28 April 2021 - THE explosion in illicit trade caused by South Africa’s lockdown bans on alcohol and cigarettes has grabbed the attention of the world. Major international…

Massive bust proves brazen price war between criminal cigarette companies

| Press Release | No Comments
Sunday 18 April 2021 -  COPS have seized a massive truckload of illegal cigarettes from Zimbabwe, giving yet more proof of the full-scale price war raging between criminal operators…

Ministers to blame for illegal trade explosion that’s costing SA billions

| Press Release | No Comments
Monday 12 April 2021 - GOVERNMENT policy has fuelled a massive explosion in South Africa’s illicit cigarette trade that is laid bare in a damning new report published today.…

TJSA urges investigation of all cigarette firms after IPSOS exposes rampant illicit trade

| Press Release | No Comments
Tuesday 9 March 2021 - EVERY tobacco company in the country should submit to a comprehensive official investigation in the wake of a damning new report that shows South…

Lock up deadly vaccine fraudsters, urges TJSA

| Press Release | No Comments
Thursday 4 March 2021 – THE four suspects bust with fake Covid-19 vaccines in Gauteng must face the harshest jail terms, according to Tax Justice SA (TJSA). “Criminals exploiting…

Big ‘sin’ taxes are charter for criminals, says TJSA

| Press Release | No Comments
Wednesday 24 February 2021 - FINANCE Minister Tito Mboweni’s big hike in sin taxes is another gift to criminals in illicit trade and another blow to legitimate tax-paying businesses…

Urgent action needed to defeat illicit cigarette trade, says UCT report

| Press Release | No Comments
Thursday 18 February 2021 - THE illicit cigarette trade is out of control in South Africa and tackling it should become a “national priority”, according to an important new…

‘Sin’ tax hike would be another boost for criminals, warns TJSA

| Press Release | No Comments
Wednesday 17 February 2021 - ANY increase in ‘sin’ taxes in the annual Budget next week would backfire badly by enriching criminals in illicit trade, destroying livelihoods and even…

Tackle SA’s illicit cigarette barons or go the way of Zimbabwe, warns TJSA

| Press Release | No Comments
Friday 12 February 2021 - AN EXPLOSIVE new investigation has revealed how South Africa’s illicit cigarette kingpins are deeply entrenched in politically-connected cartels looting state coffers on both sides…

FITA and Gold Leaf ‘must sign up to war on illicit trade’

| Press Release | No Comments
Friday 22 January 2021 – THE Fair-Trade Independent Tobacco Association (FITA) and its breakaway member Gold Leaf Tobacco (GLTC) must sign up to the war against illicit cigarettes that…

TJSA’s five-point plan to defeat R8bn cigarette tax criminals

| Press Release | No Comments
Thursday 21 January 2021 - TAX Justice SA (TJSA) today launches a five-point action plan to stop criminals in the illicit cigarette trade looting billions of rand needed to…

TJSA investigation blows illicit cigarette trade wide open

| Press Release | No Comments
Wednesday 20 January 2021 - A BOMBSHELL exposé by Tax Justice SA (TJSA) has blown the illicit cigarette trade wide open and revealed the biggest and most brazen black…

Tobacco criminals are making a mockery of us all

| Press Release | No Comments
Tuesday 15 December 2020 – CRIMINALS are laughing at the law as they rob billions from decent South Africans by selling illicit cigarettes in the world’s biggest black market.…

High Court ruling impels crackdown on illicit cigarette trade

| Press Release | No Comments
Friday 11 December 2020 – THE HIGH Court’s landmark judgment that the lockdown tobacco ban was unconstitutional and not necessary compels authorities to now crack down on the criminals…

Arrest of SARS official in R10m illicit cigarette bust demands full investigation

| Press Release | No Comments
Wednesday 9 December 2020 - AN URGENT investigation into smuggling at our porous borders is needed to stop criminals looting South Africa of millions every day, Tax Justice SA…

President’s crackdown should start with law-breaking by tobacco giant Gold Leaf

| Press Release | No Comments
Friday 16 October 2020 – PRESIDENT Ramaphosa’s promised crackdown on the illicit economy should start with an investigation into the illegal activities of cigarette giant Gold Leaf Tobacco (GLTC)…

Gold Leaf fallout demands full investigation by authorities

| Press Release | No Comments
Thursday 1 October 2020 - POLICE, tax officers and trade regulators should conduct a full investigation into the activities of the Gold Leaf Tobacco Corporation (GLTC) following its fallout…

FITA investigation into cigarette giant Gold Leaf welcomed

| Press Release | No Comments
Monday 14 September 2020 – TAX Justice SA (TJSA) welcomes an investigation by the Fair-Trade Independent Tobacco Association (FITA) into sales tactics by its member Gold Leaf Tobacco Corporation…

FITA must answer questions about dodgy cigarette deliveries  

| Press Release | No Comments
Sunday 13 September 2020 – AN INVESTIGATION by Tax Justice South Africa (TJSA) today exposes the dodgy tactics still being used by the biggest beneficiaries of the lockdown’s illegal…

Criminal cigarette traders using gangland tactics

| Press Release | No Comments
Tuesday 8 September 2020 – ORGANISED crime syndicates are using gangland tactics to retain control of the cigarette trade they captured during the lockdown sales ban, Tax Justice South…

Ban is over but war on tobacco criminals is only beginning, says TJSA  

| Press Release | No Comments
Saturday 15 August 2020 – THE long overdue lifting of South Africa’s lockdown prohibition must be accompanied by an urgent crackdown on the crooks it has enriched through illegal…

Tackle the criminals controlling tobacco market, urges TJSA

| Press Release | No Comments
Friday 14 August 2020 – URGENT action is needed to tackle the corrupt syndicates who have grabbed control of the cigarette market during the 20-week sales ban, Tax Justice…

Lift the ban now instead of burying judges in paperwork, urges TJSA

| Press Release | No Comments
Thursday 6 August 2020 – PRESIDENT Ramaphosa should do the right thing and immediately lift the tobacco ban after the High Court reserved judgment following the Government’s laboured defence…

Tobacco court case is watershed for crime, economy and jobs

| Press Release | No Comments
Tuesday 4 August 2020 – THE nation stands at a watershed moment with huge implications for the rule of law, our ailing economy and South Africans’ right to make…

TJSA urges President to lift tobacco ban as government case crumbles

| Press Release | No Comments
Sunday 2 August 2020 – Tax Justice SA (TJSA) has written a letter to President Ramaphosa pleading with him to lift the tobacco ban as court papers emerge destroying…

New UCT report leaves tobacco ban in ruins, says TJSA

| Press Release | No Comments
Tuesday 21 July 2020 - THE tobacco ban lies in ruins this lunchtime after a new report destroyed the government’s reasons for the sales prohibition. The latest report by…

Kids eat weeds as criminals dine out on prohibition billions

| Press Release | No Comments
Sunday 19 July 2020 – CHILDREN are starving and livelihoods are being destroyed as the Government ignores science and pushes ahead with a prohibition that is turning criminals into…

No proven link between smoking and Covid-19, admits NICD   

| Press Release | No Comments
Friday 17 July 2020 - TAX Justice SA (TJSA) is calling for an immediate lifting of the tobacco ban after a leading Government scientist today admitted there was “no…

Show zero tolerance for criminals trading in misery

| Opinion Piece | No Comments
Prohibition is enriching gangsters while robbing the nation is vital funds - by Yusuf Abramjee, 13 July 2020

Tax Justice SA backs #TheBanMustFall letter to President

| Press Release | No Comments
Sunday 5 July 2020 – Tax Justice SA (TJSA) today welcomes an open letter to President Ramaphosa and his Cabinet in which tobacco industry players and retail outlets highlight…

Ministers running away from cigarette justice

| Press Release | No Comments
Friday 26 June 2020 – Tax Justice SA (TJSA) today accuses Government of “running away from justice” and “destroying lives even when retreating” by delaying an urgent application to…

Make this the end of an error, Mr President

| Press Release | No Comments
Tuesday 2 June 2020 – TAX Justice South Africa (TJSA) tonight welcomes the High Court judgment declaring lockdown regulations invalid and unconstitutional and urges the Presidency to lift the…

Economic patriotism should start with crackdown on traitors in illicit trade

| Press Release | No Comments
Monday 1 June 2020 – TAX Justice South Africa (TJSA) has welcomed the Presidency’s call for “economic patriotism” and urged for this to begin with a crackdown on the…

War against corruption displaced by war on cigarettes

| Press Release | No Comments
Tuesday 26 May 2020 – THE irrational and unworkable ban on cigarettes is helping the architects and agents of State Capture to evade justice. Tax Justice SA founder Yusuf…

Cigarette ban extension rewards criminals and endangers citizens

| Press Release | No Comments
Sunday 24 May 2020 – THE extension to the cigarette ban is a green light for criminals to continue looting South Africa at the expense of decent citizens’ lives,…

Cigarette ban has backfired and should be lifted, say UCT researchers

| Press Release | No Comments
Saturday 16 May 2020 – A MAJOR new study by the University of Cape Town (UCT) shows that almost all smokers have been able to buy cigarettes during lockdown…

Booming illegal cigarette trade puts all at risk of Covid-19

| Press Release | No Comments
Wednesday 13 May 2020 – OFFICIAL government research shows that the lockdown ban on cigarettes is needlessly exposing millions of South Africans to the spread of Covid-19. Tax Justice…

Criminals threatening lives in pursuit of lockdown profits

| Press Release | No Comments
Thursday 7 May 2020 - Tax Justice South Africa (TJSA) is calling on citizens and law enforcers to be on their guard against criminals dealing in fake health products…

U-turn on cigarettes is economic sabotage

| Press Release | No Comments
Wednesday 29 April 2020 - TAX Justice South Africa (TJSA) condemns tonight’s announcement of an extension to the cigarette ban as “life-endangering economic sabotage”. TJSA founder Yusuf Abramjee says:…

We must unite against illegal traders looting SA

| Press Release | No Comments
Monday 27 April 2020 – TAX Justice South Africa (TJSA) is urging law-abiding citizens to join the fight against criminals looting our nation when cigarettes go back on sale…

Tax Justice SA applauds President’s bold boost for economy

| Press Release | No Comments
Friday 24 April 2020 – Tax Justice South Africa (TJSA) today welcomes the Presidency’s announcement of the easing of lockdown rules to resuscitate the nation’s economy. TJSA founder Yusuf…

TJSA calls for immediate economic kickstart to save lives

| Press Release | No Comments
Wednesday 22 April 2020 – TAX Justice South Africa (TJSA) today urges the President to immediately kickstart the economy before his R500 billion rescue package lands South Africans with…

Take two steps key to survival, TJSA tells President

| Press Release | No Comments
Tuesday 21 April 2020 – Tax Justice South Africa (TJSA) eagerly anticipates the Presidency’s announcement of coronavirus crisis relief measures tonight and urges bold steps be taken to protect…

‘Draconian’ cigarette ban threatens to undermine lockdown

| Press Release | No Comments
Sunday 19 April 2020 – TAX Justice South Africa (TJSA) today urges Government to heed growing calls for a review of the “nonsensical” and “draconian” ban on cigarettes that…

Lockdown cigarette ban is backfiring and should be lifted

| Press Release | No Comments
Tuesday 7 April 2020 – THE lockdown ban on cigarettes is backfiring badly and endangering millions of South Africans it is supposed to protect, Tax Justice South Africa (TJSA)…

Millions going up in smoke as illicit traders take advantage

| Opinion Piece | No Comments
The cigarette ban is backfiring as the country loses money needed to fight the coronavirus - by Yusuf Abramjee, 09 April 2020

Lifting of cigarette ban welcomed in fight against illicit trade and Covid-19

| Press Release | No Comments
Thursday 2 April 2020 – TAX Justice South Africa (TJSA) today welcomes the lifting of the lockdown ban on cigarettes sales in the Western Cape as a vital step…

Lockdown sales ban will fuel illicit trade, TJSA warns

| Press Release | No Comments
Sunday 29 March 2020 - THE ban on the sale of specific goods during the coronavirus lockdown threatens to spread the virus and fuel illicit trade, Tax Justice South…

Why illicit trade hurts us

| Opinion Piece | No Comments
Country losing R100 billion a year, which could be used to improve social services for all - by Yusuf Abramjee, 11 March 2020 WE’VE all heard the argument that…

Tax Justice SA calls for illicit trade tip-off line and swifter destruction of seized goods

| Press Release | No Comments
Monday 2 March 2020 - TAX Justice South Africa (TJSA) today called for bold new measures to urgently tackle the menace of illicit trade that is costing the nation…

An open letter to finance minister Tito Mboweni: Know your enemies

| Press Release | No Comments
We do not envy the job you have in delivering the Budget on Wednesday. Record unemployment, a stagnant economy and the growing prospect of a ratings downgrade: could the…

Time to fight urban terror

| Opinion Piece | No Comments
The day I heard the desperation of a nation living in fear - by Yusuf Abramjee, 01 February 2020

Tax Justice SA welcomes SARS commitment to crack down on the criminals looting South Africa of billions

| Press Release | No Comments
A PLEDGE by the South African Revenue Service (SARS) to crack down on the illicit economy is hailed today by Tax Justice South Africa (TJSA) as an important first…

#LockThemUp Charter For Tax Looters demands mandatory 7-year jail terms

| Press Release | No Comments
A radical reform of the law is needed to ensure that crooks stealing billions of rand in taxes every year are sent to jail, Tax Justice South Africa (TJSA)…

Letter – Time to blow the whistle on tax criminals

| Letter | No Comments
Versions published in the Cape Times, the Mercury and Pretoria News. 11 December 2019 - We are the victims of tax criminals and it’s time we blew the whistle,…

Fight for tax justice, not a tax revolt, says anti-crime campaigner Yusuf Abramjee

| Press Release | No Comments
A TAX revolt is not the answer to the corruption and criminality that is crippling South Africa’s economy, anti-crime activist Yusuf Abramjee said on Wednesday.

Enough is enough: public must blow the whistle on criminal tax looters, says justice campaigner Yusuf Abramjee

| Press Release | No Comments
IT IS time for ordinary citizens to join the fight against criminals who are looting South Africa of R100 million every day, anti-crime activist Yusuf Abramjee said on Monday.

CRIME Stoppers International (CSI) has welcomed the launch of Tax Justice South Africa (TJSA) as a “crucial weapon” in the battle against criminal tax evaders.

| Press Release | No Comments
Anti-crime activist Yusuf Abramjee officially announced the establishment of TJSA on Monday by declaring war on the crooks who are robbing South Africa of tens of billions of rands…

SA tax crooks looting R100m every day

| Opinion Piece | No Comments
Despite how hard it is to balance our budgets, the law-abiding among us know it’s only right that we pay what we owe to the state in order to…

Tax Justice founder backs Minister’s call for SARS to bare its teeth

| Press Release | No Comments
ANTI-CRIME activist Yusuf Abramjee has backed Finance Minister Tito Mboweni in his support for SARS having an “intrusive” investigating unit.

War on tax crooks

| Press Release | No Comments
Anti-crime activist declares war on tax crooks at the launch of a new campaign to lock up the criminals who loot South Africa of more than R100m every day.…