Like them or not; BAT activities sustain 72K jobs (and it sells a legal product)

We directly employ 2200 employees, but 72 000 jobs are generated from BAT’s activities.

Soraya Zoueihid, British American Tobacco

Our product is completely legal. It carries the right health warnings. The market exists, and we supply it.

Soraya Zoueihid, British American Tobacco

British American Tobacco (BAT) contributed about R18.4 billion to South Africa’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), according to independent analysts Quantec Research.

That is equivalent to 0.52% of the country's entire GDP.

BAT employs more than 2200 people, bought goods and services worth R6 billion from South African suppliers and generated R14.5 billion in tax revenues.

The Money Shows’ Bruce Whitfield interviewed Soraya Zoueihed, Managing Director at BAT South Africa.

Listen to the audio below for the interview (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).

It is a harmful product.

Soraya Zoueihid, British American Tobacco

Quantec is a reputable, independent company. They happily share their methodologies.

Soraya Zoueihid, British American Tobacco

I used to smoke, but I don’t anymore.

Soraya Zoueihid, British American Tobacco

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