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Philip Morris welcomes CGCSA's new illicit trade hotline

The CGCSA recently launched a toll-free Illicit Crime Hotline the public can use to report information related to illicit and counterfeit manufacturing and trading of products in South Africa...

22 Sep 2020

#DoBizZA: Buy local, drink responsibly to kickstart craft beer recovery

With tasting rooms shut for months and retail sales restricted, many local breweries have shed jobs, and some have been forced to shut down entirely...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Sep 2020

Level 1: Alcohol industry concerned about off-consumption restrictions

South Africa's alcohol industry welcomed last night's announcement by the government to place the entire country on Alert Level 1, but raised concerns about the continued restrictions for off-consumption sales...

17 Sep 2020

New voluntary levy for winter cereal industry

New voluntary levy for winter cereal industry

17 Sep 2020

Level 1 is here

It's been a long six months, but the data is finally showing that South Africa has traversed the Covid-19 peak, and the infection rate is holding steady enough for the country to move to level 1 restrictions...

17 Sep 2020

Social compact needed to restore SA's restaurant, fast food industries

The old saying used to be - "get bums in seats" but with regulations, sensitivity of customers to infection and concerns for employee safety, this is not part of the "new normal"...

By Craig Schwabe 3 Sep 2020

Geographical indications: Are they on the map in South Africa?

A geographical indication is defined in the TRIPS Agreement as an indicator that identifies a particular product as originating from a particular region or locality...

By Nicole Haworth 26 Aug 2020

Covid-19 counterfeiters: Faking it till they make it

Counterfeiting is already a billion-dollar global problem, but the Covid-19 health crisis is making it worse. Specifically, opportunistic counterfeiters are taking advantage of the pandemic to market and distribute fake essential products - spurred on by increased demand and perceived shortages of essential goods...

By Masi Mtshali 25 Aug 2020

Have your say on plastic bag regulations

The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has invited members of the public to comment on the intention to amend the Environment Conservation Act Plastic Carrier Bags and Plastic Flat Bags Regulations...

24 Aug 2020

Alcohol industry to invest R150m in alcohol harm-reduction programmes

The South African alcohol industry has commited to invest no less than R150m in direct harm-reduction programmes over the coming year...

21 Aug 2020

Beer Association relieved to reopen trade after wave of bankruptcies

The Beer Association of South Africa said it's relieved that the sale of alcohol may resume under Alert Level 2 of the lockdown, especially for restaurants, bars and taverns...

18 Aug 2020

Industry welcomes lifting of alcohol ban, will avail resources to fight Covid-19

South Africa's alcohol has welcomed the announcement by the Government to resume the trading and distribution of alcohol and place the entire country on Alert Level 2...

17 Aug 2020

SA moves to Level 2 regulations

South Africa will move to Level 2 of the national lockdown at midnight tonight, five months after President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a national state of disaster to combat Covid-19...

17 Aug 2020

South Africa needs better food price controls to shield poor people from Covid-19 fallout

The pandemic has put in stark relief the country's poorly understood food system, in which powerful firms operate with little oversight while vulnerable actors in the informal food sector face over-regulation...

By Ihsaan Bassier, Refiloe Joala and Thando Vilakazi 14 Aug 2020

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