Is cigarette vending machines legal in South Africa?

Is cigarette vending machines legal in South Africa?

Only one tobacco product vending machine is permitted per liquor licensed premises. All tobacco vending machines placed into operation (no matter where they are located within the licensed premises) must have an appropriate staff intervention mechanism.

Do vending machines sell cigarettes?

It is illegal to sell tobacco products to those under the age of 18. The age of sale for tobacco products was increased from 16 to 18 years on 1 October 2007. However, because of their automated and often unsupervised nature, vending machines continue to present a means for under-18$ to purchase tobacco products.

Are vending machines profitable in South Africa?

It has been estimated that profits from vending machines are around the following, if it’s a well maintained and stocked, you can expect about profits of a round R1500. 00. If you have a network of five machines, it jumps up to R7500. 00 and to R15 000.00 if you have a network of 10 machines.

When did it become illegal to sell cigarettes in vending machines?

A ban was approved on 1 July 2010, following an amendment to the existing tobacco advertising law. A full ban never took effect, but a 2013 law prohibits vending machines for sale of tobacco products in public areas. Sales prohibited under 18.

Is selling loose cigarettes illegal in South Africa?

Cigarettes are not be sold individually or ‘loose’. Some restaurants allow families with young children to sit in the smoking area of a restaurant because there might be adults in the family who want to smoke.

How much does a tobacco license cost in South Africa?

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.

Are cigarette machines illegal?

It is illegal to sell, offer for sale, or display any tobacco products or paraphernalia, including electronic smoking devices, through a self-service display, which is an open display of tobacco products or paraphernalia that is accessible to the public without the assistance of a clerk.

How much can you make off 1 vending machine?

Yes, vending machines can be profitable. The average vending machine earns $35 a week, but vending machines that are well-stocked and placed in safe, high-traffic locations can generate over $400 a month.

When was the last cigarette vending machine?

Sanford explains that the “last great cigarette vending machines” came about around the early 1980s. By this time, they were offering upwards of 40 brands and were a good deal more electronic than mechanical.

Do I need a license to sell cigarettes in South Africa?

Each tobacco retail outlet must have their own Retail Tobacco and E-Cigarette Merchant’s Licence. Retailers with more than one retail outlet selling tobacco must hold a separate tobacco licence for each of their outlets.

Is there a vending machine that will give you cigarettes?

We offer a wide variety of change-giving cigarette vending machines that are tobacco legislature compliant, easy to use, and low on electricity consumption. There is no capital outlay for cigarettes for you, and you need no longer concern yourself with cigarette stock control – we’ll do it for you.

Can you rent a vending machine in South Africa?

Although we would love to service everyone, you might find there are other companies who better suit your needs and therefore we have compiled a list of companies from who you can buy, rent or lease vending machines of all types throughout Southern Africa.

Who is the Vending Association of South Africa?

The vending association of South Africa (VASA – is a non-profit agency designed to govern the South African vending industry and ensure consumers and businesses alike deal only with reputable and tried and tested vending providers.

What kind of vending machine does Nestle use?

Nestle: Nescafe vending machines are famous for their original Lioness vending machine. Nestle now only rents the Nescafe Milano and Alegria vending machines produced by Rheavendor. We have listed snack and can vending machines in the same category as it is almost always that you find the two combined.