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  • Cape Town rental property market presenting a mixed bag of tricks
    While the recent PayProp State of the Rental Industry Survey found that the key challenges agents currently face are a shrinking viable tenant pool, lower tenant affordability and high arrears, the Cape Town market continues to march to its own drum according to Lorraine-Marie Dellbridge, rental manager for Lew Geffen Sotheby's International Realty in Cape Town's Southern Suburbs, False Bay and Noordhoek.
  • RIP to former Spur chief Pierre Van Tonder
    Pierre Van Tonder, Spur Corporation's former CEO, died in a Cape Town hospital at the age of 62 on Sunday evening, 9 May.
  • Kaya 959 appoints Sibongile Mtyali as its new managing director
    The Kaya 959 board of directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Sibongile Mtyali as the new Kaya 959 managing director effective 1 June 2021. Mtyali replaces former managing director who stepped down from his position in December 2020. Issued by KAYA 959
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Nederburg appoints Samuel Viljoen as cellar master

Seasoned winemaker, Samuel Viljoen has taken over the reins at Nederburg Wine Estate. In his new role, Viljoen oversees the production of the Paarl cellar's multi-tiered range...

5 May 2021

Avondale Wine Estate diversifies offering to ensure sustainability

South Africa's wine industry has been one of the most heavily impacted by Covid-19 and the resultant restrictions, with an overall loss of more than R8bn in direct sales revenue, according to Vinpro...

20 Apr 2021

SU, Vinpro launch vineyard training and research platform

"The Welgevallen Training and Research Vineyards, established in collaboration with SU's Department of Viticulture and Oenology, will not only offer students and researchers of the university access to an exceptional training and research facility, but is also a great platform for knowledge transfer to the broader wine industry."

19 Apr 2021

Final call for entries: 2021 Old Mutual Trophy Wine and Spirits shows

The wine and spirits industries are reminded to submit their respective entries for the 2021 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show and Old Mutual Trophy Spirits Show by Friday, 23 April...

16 Apr 2021

Information sessions to reflect on wine industry status, vineyard trends

How is the wine industry doing one year after the launch of Covid-19, and what's new in the field of wine grape growing?

14 Apr 2021

Nederburg recognised as one of the Most Admired Brands globally

For the fifth time, Nederburg features on the Drinks International's World's Most Admired Wine Brands list for 2021. The Paarl winery, listed in 34th position, is the highest placed of two South African wine brands to appear on the list...

7 Apr 2021

Off-premise booze ban over Easter weekend

There will be a four-day ban on the sale of alcohol for off-premise consumption over the upcoming Easter weekend...

31 Mar 2021

Potential 11-day alcohol ban looms, and liquor makers demand justification

South African Liquor Brandowners Association claims that it received confirmation on 29 March that the National Coronavirus Command Council is intending on banning all sales of alcohol for 11 days...

30 Mar 2021

Alcohol industry suggests measures to curb third wave of Covid-19

The South African alcohol industry has made recommendations to the government through Nedlac on alternative measures to deal with short-term pressure on hospitals...

26 Mar 2021

Webinar sheds light on holistic management of grapevines

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By Carin Venter 12 Mar 2021

New private label wine range supports struggling winemakers

Shoprite and Checkers have purchased more than 1.5 million litres of wine from South African farms since the start of lockdown to help ease the burden brought on by Covid-19...

12 Mar 2021

Above-inflation increase to excise tax troubles SA alcohol industry

Excise tax will be increased by 8%, which will exceed the targeted excise duties for wine, beer and spirits set by Treasury itself, at 11%, 23% and 36% respectively...

25 Feb 2021

Excise duties shoot up

Government will increase the excise duties on alcohol and tobacco products by 8%...

24 Feb 2021

DrinkIQ resource relaunched to encourage mindful drinking, an online resource developed by Diageo and initiated globally, was recently relaunched to provide updated and comprehensive information on alcohol to the South African public...

9 Feb 2021

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