Acts Online
GT Shield

Tobacco Products Control Act, 1993 (Act No. 83 of 1993)

Regulations relating to provision for Exemption for Unintended Consequences and the phasing out of Existing Sponsorship or Contractual Obligations

Existing contracts



2) Contracts, undertakings or agreements for the advertising of tobacco products, and for the organisation, sponsorship or promotion of any organised activity in the Republic by any manufacturer, importer, distributor or retailer of any tobacco product, which existed and were binding on 23 April 1999 (the date of the publication of the Act), may continue for a period not exceeding two years from that date, but subject to the conditions set out in regulation 4.


3) The parties to the contracts referred to in regulation 2 must, within one month of the date on which the Act comes into operation, submit to the Director-General of Health:
a) copies of such contracts; or
b) where such contracts are not in writing, sworn statements, by both parties, to the effect that they have entered into a contract, and setting out the terms of the contract.


4) All advertising and promotional material that relates to any organised activity must display one of the health messages contained in Annexure A of these regulations. The space devoted to the health message must be at least one eighth of the total size of the advertisement or promotional item.