How To Obtain Tobacco License In South Africa

How much does a tobacco license cost in South Africa?

If your application is approved, a Tax Invoice will be sent to you. The current annual fee for this financial year is $309.00. In the case of tobacco products, you cannot sell these products until SA Health, Health Protection Operations has approved and issued a Retail Tobacco and E-Cigarette Merchant’s Licence.

Do you need a Licence to sell tobacco in South Africa?

One license per outlet

Each tobacco retail outlet must have its own Retail Tobacco and E-Cigarette Merchant’s Licence. Retailers with more than one retail outlet selling tobacco must hold a separate tobacco license for each of their outlets. Licenses cannot be transferred from one outlet to another.

Can you grow tobacco in South Africa?

In South Africa tobacco is grown in five provinces: flue-cured tobacco is produced in three provinces namely the Loskop/Groblersdal and the Lowveld (Nelspruit and Barberton) in Mpumalanga; the Vaalwater and Sterkrivier areas of Limpopo as well as the North West Province Brits, Rustenburg, and Marico areas.

How long does a tobacco plant live?

Under normal conditions, the tobacco plant has a rather uninspiring lifespan.

They grow for three or four months, according to Investor’s Business Daily, reaching 6.5 feet (2 meters) in height at the most, while their older leaves turn yellow and fall off. After flowering, the plants die.

What month do you plant tobacco?

In mild climates, the planting period is in the spring and summer, seasons that have average optimum temperatures to grow tobacco. Tobacco seeds are very small and their germination is delicate and complicated. It is recommended that they be germinated in greenhouses to obtain seedlings to be transplanted in the field.