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TC Bill Public Hearings


Protect our Next is reaching out to valued supporters as we reach a critical phase in the journey of the Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill to law.

This Bill is a vital step towards a tobacco-free South Africa – safeguarding the health of all South Africans by regulating the use, packaging and marketing of tobacco and electronic delivery systems such as e-cigarettes.

Public consultations are coming to YOUR province.
Let’s make our collective voice heard to protect the health, wealth and future of our families, communities and country.
Together, we can make a significant difference.

It’s time to say “YES” to the Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Control Bill.


ProvinceDistrict/ Local MunicipalityVenueDate
MpumalangaMbombela Local Municipality in NelspruitNesvillle Community Hall20 October 2023, Nelspruit, 12:30 – 17:30
Musakaligwa Local Municipality in ErmeloMayors Parlour, Ermelo21 October 2023,
10:00 – 15:00
Emalahleni Local Municipality in WitbankClewer Community Hall, Witbank22 October 2023, 10:00 – 15:00
Free StateKroonstad in Moqhako Local MunicipalityAllen Rautenbach Hall28 October 2023,
10:00 – 15:00
Bloemfontein in Mangaung Metropolitan MunicipalityLeslie Monnanyane Hall29 October 2023,
10:00 – 15:00
GautengLesedi Local Municipality in HeidelbergHeidelberg Town Hall24 November 2023, 14:30 – 19:30
West Rand RegionWestonoria Banquet Hall25 November 2023,
10:00 – 15:00
Tshwane RegionTshwane House Council Chamber (Pretoria Central)26 November 2023, 10:00 – 15:00
Eastern CapeAmathole District Municipality (Butterworth)Butterworth Town Hall26 January 2024, 10:00 – 15:00
Chris Hani District Municipality (Queenstown)Thobi Kula Indoor Sports Complex – Main Hall27 January 2024, 10:00 – 15:00
Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality (East London)East London City Hall28 January 2024, 10:00 – 15:00
Western CapeWitzenberg Local Municipality (Ceres)Ceres Town Hall9 February 2024, 10:00 – 15:00
Drakenstein Municipality (Paarl)Paarl Thusong Centre11 February 2024, 10:00 – 15:00
KwaZulu-NatalKing Cetshwayo District
Municipality (Richards Bay)
TBC8 March 2024
uMgungundlovu District
Municipality (Pietermaritzburg)
TBC9 March 2024
eThekwini Metropolitan
Municipality (Pinetown)
TBC10 March 2024
Northern CapeFrances Baard District Municipality (Kimberly)TBC22 March 2024
ZF Mgcawu District Municipality (Upington)TBC
23 March 2024
Namakwa District Municipality (Calvinia)TBC24 March 2024
(specific venues will be published as soon as available)


The Tobacco Control Bill

The objective of the Bill is to regulate the sale and advertising of tobacco products and electronic delivery systems;
to regulate the packaging and appearance of tobacco products and electronic delivery systems and to make provision for the standardisation of their packaging;
to provide for standards in respect of the manufacturing and export of tobacco products and electronic delivery systems;
to prohibit the sale of tobacco products and electronic delivery systems to children;
to prohibit the free distribution of tobacco products and ele