Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) says illicit trade in alcohol and cigarettes during the lockdown restrictions has resulted in billions of rand lost in revenue and the mushrooming of criminal syndicates working in the black market to peddle these products.

This has also resulted in the South African Revenue Service saying it has lost over R1.5 billion in excise duty as a result of the alcohol and cigarette restrictions implemented last year.

To speak to us more about the impact of illicit trade in alcohol and cigarettes we’re joined by Fouché Burgers who is the National Project Manager of Business Leadership SA.

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