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Africa Check – Do half of men and a third of women in South Africa smoke?

Africa Check was asked to verify the share of smokers in South Africa given a claim that half of men and a third of women smoke in South Africa. In the course of researching this, Naphtali Khumalo was directed to consult the NIDS data. Similar to findings from the South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, NIDS showed that about a third of men and a tenth of women smoke tobacco in South Africa. This, together with characteristics of the survey which served as the source of the claim, led Africa Check to conclude that the claim was incorrect. Read the full article.

 

 

Illicit cigarettes

An article in the Financial Mail by Tim Cohen goes in depth about illicit cigarette trade and amongst other considerations, the effect they have on SARS revenue. The article cites research by Nicole Vellios, Corne van Walbeek and Hana Ross which used data from the All Media & Products Survey (Amps) for 2002 to 2011 and NIDS for the years thereafter. Amongst other findings, the research found that illicit trade in cigarettes made up 40% of the total cigarette market in 2017. Read more (available for BL Premium subscribers).

 

2018 
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2017 
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2016 
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Jordaan, N. (2016, September 8). Middle-class South Africans fewer than estimated. Times Live.
Jordaan, N. (2016, September 8). Most South Africans are physically unfit, study reveals. Times Live.
Jordaan, N. (2016, September 12). South African income study tracks the poor getting poorer. Times Live.
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2015 
Cloete, K. (2015, May 24). Cigarette taxes lead to big drop in smoking. UCT News.
Green, P. (2015, January 14). Analysis: Matric matters – but primary school matters more. Daily Maverick.
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Green, P. (2015, March 15). UCT’s NIDS initiative: South Africa by numbers. Daily Maverick.
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Leibbrandt, M. & Green, P. (2015, June 23). Op-Ed: Our new lost generation. Daily Maverick.
Molelekwa, J.T. (2015, March 3). South Africa: East Rand Community Unhappy About New Private Clinic. Health-e News.

2014 
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Moore, A. (2014, June 5). 8 Shocking Statistics That Prove Racism Is Alive And Thriving In South Africa. Atlanta Black Star.
Paton, C. (2014, July 16). Welfare grants help children walk taller. Business Day Live.
Pitso, R. & Magubane, K. (2014, June 12). South Africa failing the disabled. Business Day Live.
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2013 
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Pillay, V. (2013, December 3). SA’s poverty levels are decreasing, shows new study. Mail and Guardian.
Steyn, L. (2013, January 11). Measuring the waves of migration. Mail and Guardian.
Visagie, J. (2013, August 2). Income groups: Things are tight around the middle. Mail and Guardian.

2012 
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2011 
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2010 
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2009 
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2008 
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2007 
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2006 
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