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#OrchidsandOnions: Cheers to what's in a name
#OrchidsandOnions: Cheers to what's in a nameArticle

Two truths: We forget them and think of everyone as pal - and Savanna knows it; Distell's stance of end justifies means deserves a smelly Onion...

Brendan Seery 20 Apr 2021

Awaken your senses with the unique Creation Sensation wine pairing
Awaken your senses with the unique Creation Sensation wine pairingArticle

Award-winning Creation Wine Farm in the beautiful Hemel 'n Aarde Valley has always offered unique and exciting wine and food pairings, however, the latest pairing, The Sensation Pairing, might be the most thoughtful and unique yet.

Ruth Cooper 19 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Meet Briony Brookes for Cape Town Tourism
#BehindtheBrandManager: Meet Briony Brookes for Cape Town TourismArticle

Briony Brookes, head of PR and communications at Cape Town Tourism unpacks marketing brand Cape Town Tourism during one of the toughest years in the tourism industry...

Robin Fredericks 15 Apr 2021

Off-premise booze ban over Easter weekend
Off-premise booze ban over Easter weekendArticle

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

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

Looking back on a year of lockdown
Looking back on a year of lockdownArticle

As we approach the one-year 'anniversary' of that first day of South Africa's hard lockdown, it's a good time to look back at these challenges, writes Heineken SA MD Gerrit van Loo...

Gerrit van Loo, Issued by Heineken South Africa 29 Mar 2021

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

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

Eat Out reflects on a difficult year for SA's restaurants
Eat Out reflects on a difficult year for SA's restaurantsArticle

New Media's Eat Out has launched The Year We platform to mark the highs, lows and 'in-betweens' experienced by the restaurant industry in the time of Covid-19...

Issued by New Media 24 Mar 2021

Government needs to remove restrictive regulations to allow the agricultural sector to grow
Government needs to remove restrictive regulations to allow the agricultural sector to growArticle

South Africa's economic recovery relies to a large extent on creating a more enabling business environment and putting the right structural economic reforms in place.

Ian van Niekerk 16 Mar 2021

New private label wine range supports struggling winemakers
New private label wine range supports struggling winemakersArticle

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...

11 Mar 2021

Food companies launch relief scheme for Black-owned hospitality businesses
Food companies launch relief scheme for Black-owned hospitality businessesArticle

Food service brands Marvello and Meadowland have partnered with RCL Foods, Your Food Partners and Bidfood to launch the Sekela Hospitality Support Programme...

3 Mar 2021

4 wine trends to look out for in 2021
4 wine trends to look out for in 2021Article

Schalk Opperman, Quoin Rock's award-winning winemaker, shares his SA wine trend predictions for the upcoming year.

Schalk Opperman 2 Mar 2021

#WeChoose campaign to help hundreds of liquor traders rebuild
#WeChoose campaign to help hundreds of liquor traders rebuildArticle

A total of R200m in stock replenishments, cash and marketing support is being provided by Diageo...

1 Mar 2021

Above-inflation increase to excise tax troubles SA alcohol industry
Above-inflation increase to excise tax troubles SA alcohol industryArticle

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

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#BudgetSpeech2021: Mboweni delivers a few glimmers of optimism, but there are risksArticle

Judging by the reaction of the markets and an initial strengthening of the rand, finance minister Tito Mboweni's budget went down well...

25 Feb 2021

Heineken SA celebrates resilience this World Bartender Day
Heineken SA celebrates resilience this World Bartender DayArticle

Heineken raises a toast to the country's bartending staff and tells the stories of some of SA's most loyal working in pubs, restaurants and bars across South Africa...

Issued by Heineken South Africa 25 Feb 2021

A case for indigenous language speaking creators
A case for indigenous language speaking creatorsArticle

Brands have this obsession to only want to work with established content creators, completely ignoring many who are building a very loyal following on various platforms....

Njongo Mato 22 Feb 2021

Alcohol industry recovery - glass half full
Alcohol industry recovery - glass half fullArticle

The alcohol industry, which supports over one million livelihoods, is relieved at the easing of ban, but the debate as to how we deal with our attitudes around alcohol in SA is long overdue...

Michael Smollan 4 Feb 2021

Yesterday, today, tomorrow...
Yesterday, today, tomorrow...Article

2020 didn't go quite as expected, but we are ready to approach the new year with the learnings from the year that was, says Koo Govender, CEO of Dentsu South Africa...

Issued by Dentsu 4 Feb 2021

Cape-based non-alcoholic spirits maker garners global praise
Cape-based non-alcoholic spirits maker garners global praiseArticle

Abstinence, a local non-alcoholic spirits brand inspired by the biodiversity of the Cape Floral Kingdom, attracted global recognition at the international Low- and No-Alcohol Masters Competition...

Lauren Hartzenberg 2 Feb 2021

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Alcohol industry welcomes easing of ban, pleads for transparencyArticle

The SA alcohol industry welcomes President Ramaphosa's announcement yesterday evening to partially reinstate the sale of alcohol...

2 Feb 2021

Vinpro takes legal action on alcohol ban
Vinpro takes legal action on alcohol banArticle

Vinpro MD Rico Basson says that due to the devastating impact that the third ban has had on the wine industry, Vinpro was left with no choice but to approach the Cape High Court...

1 Feb 2021

7 easy ways to help support South African restaurants and wineries during Level 3
7 easy ways to help support South African restaurants and wineries during Level 3Article

It is no dispute that the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent restrictions - lockdown, curfew and the alcohol ban (as necessary as they have been in certain circumstances) - have had a devastating effect on South Africa's hospitality and wine industries...

Ruth Cooper 1 Feb 2021

No booze, less meat: taverns feel the pinch of Covid-19 ban
No booze, less meat: taverns feel the pinch of Covid-19 banArticle

Since late December, the Lucky Plaza Tavern in Parow has been empty of life. Established in 2000 in Station Road, the tavern usually attracts a buzz of customers who buy meat from the next-door butchery...

Tariro Washinyira 29 Jan 2021

Focus on POPIA compliance, data mobility, integrity key in a world with a remote workforce
Focus on POPIA compliance, data mobility, integrity key in a world with a remote workforceArticle

Most South African businesses traditionally slow down or shut down completely over the festive period, except for retail and hospitality...

Ian Engelbrecht 29 Jan 2021

Franchise Association voices support for SA restaurant industry
Franchise Association voices support for SA restaurant industryArticle

The Franchise Association of South Africa has stated its support to the Restaurant Association of South Africa and the Federated Hospitality Association...

28 Jan 2021

Tourism SMMEs: Looking for opportunity in uncertainty
Tourism SMMEs: Looking for opportunity in uncertaintyArticle

It's hard not feel overwhelmed. But while 2020 saw the overnight shutdown of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries, Jurni CEO, Dr Nomvuselelo Songelwa believes that 2021 will usher in a new way of travelling, opportunities amid the uncertainty, and the space to develop new tourism products and services...

28 Jan 2021

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Alcohol industry deserves justification for continued ban - SalbaArticle

With the number of new Covid-19 cases declining, South African Liquor Brandowners Association has urged the government to be transparent about the justification for the continued prohibition...

27 Jan 2021

Craft brewers battling to survive blanket ban on alcohol
Craft brewers battling to survive blanket ban on alcoholArticle

According to a survey conducted by The Craft Brewers Association of South Africa, the vast majority of local craft brewers don't see themselves surviving the third alcohol ban...

26 Jan 2021

SAB suspends 550 temporary workers as production stagnates
SAB suspends 550 temporary workers as production stagnatesArticle

SAB has had to suspend 550 temporary contract workers across its South African operations, as it navigates the unintended consequences of the third alcohol ban...

25 Jan 2021

Report warns govts against using alcohol prohibition laws as emergency response
Report warns govts against using alcohol prohibition laws as emergency responseArticle

Research conducted by Tracit analysed the economic and social impacts of strict restrictions on the production and/or consumption of alcohol during the early stages of the Covid-19 outbreak...

25 Jan 2021

Staycation in Stellenbosch with Adventure Shop cycle tours and at the historical Eendracht Hotel
Staycation in Stellenbosch with Adventure Shop cycle tours and at the historical Eendracht HotelArticle

One trend that was on the rise pre-Covid and is now more popular than ever due to obvious reasons, such as travel restrictions, safety and budget, is the idea of the staycation. One such destination perfect for a quick escape in the Western Cape is the small student town of Stellenbosch just an hour or so out of Cape Town...

Ruth Cooper 22 Jan 2021

"To close, or not to close?" the question that plagues restaurant owners
"To close, or not to close?" the question that plagues restaurant ownersArticle

With the curfew still in place and increasing fear around the new strain and second wave of Covid-19 infections, many restaurants are struggling to operate at a profit...

Evan-Lee Courie 21 Jan 2021

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Wine export report shows market stability despite alcohol bansArticle

According to the latest report by Wines of South Africa, the 2020 export volumes echo that of a challenging 2019, despite a five-week-long ban on exports and huge challenges at the Cape Town Port terminal due to Covid-19.

20 Jan 2021

Restaurant managers arrested for selling alcohol
Restaurant managers arrested for selling alcoholArticle

Gauteng police have confirmed the arrest of three managers of popular restaurants in Sandton and Silverton for selling liquor to patrons, in contravention to the Disaster Management Act and Covid-19 level three lockdown regulations...

18 Jan 2021

Liquor Traders Formation requests urgent meeting with Ramaphosa
Liquor Traders Formation requests urgent meeting with RamaphosaArticle

The Liquor Traders Formation has requested an urgent meeting with President Cyril Ramaphosa to discuss ending the third alcohol sales ban currently in place...

18 Jan 2021

Alcohol industry seeks deferment of excise duties until sales ban lifts
Alcohol industry seeks deferment of excise duties until sales ban liftsArticle

The South African government's decision to extend the alcohol ban has led the alcohol industry to apply for a deferment of the payment of excise tax payments until the ban is lifted...

12 Jan 2021

President Cyril Ramaphosa
SA to remain on Adjusted Alert Level 3 for another monthArticle

As Covid-19 second wave figures head towards a peak in South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the country will remain on Adjusted Alert Level 3 Lockdown until 15 February...

12 Jan 2021

Extended alcohol ban pushes craft brewers to the brink of closure
Extended alcohol ban pushes craft brewers to the brink of closureArticle

The third ban on alcohol sales has had a devastating impact on the craft brewing industry...

8 Jan 2021

SAB to challenge third alcohol ban in court
SAB to challenge third alcohol ban in courtArticle

SAB supports measured alcohol restrictions, but will approach the courts on the constitutionality of the 3rd alcohol ban, which came into effect when South Africa moved to an adjusted Level 3 lockdown...

7 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Wine in the wake of corona
#BizTrends2021: Wine in the wake of coronaArticle

From Covid-19 to an economic downturn, so much of our energy was spent just getting through each day. For many of us in the wine industry, this became a lot harder when a ban on alcohol sales was implemented in late March 2020. Join us as we take a moment to reflect on what was and the lessons we can take into the new year...

Kristen Duff and Gosia Young 4 Jan 2021

Vinpro raises concerns about consequences of alcohol ban for SA wine industry
Vinpro raises concerns about consequences of alcohol ban for SA wine industryArticle

Representing the South African wine industry, Vinpro has raised concerns about the dire consequences that the reinstated alcohol ban will hold for wine-related businesses...

30 Dec 2020

Why are we resorting to old methods of testing sobriety when there is safe technology at our disposal?
Why are we resorting to old methods of testing sobriety when there is safe technology at our disposal?Article

Current, progressive thinking about the indispensable need to use alcohol breathalysers for law enforcement has come up with better solutions than "standing on one leg" or "walking on a straight line" as suggested by some leaders of law enforcement in South Africa...

Angus MacArthur 15 Dec 2020

Promising 2021 SA wine grape harvest expected
Promising 2021 SA wine grape harvest expectedArticle

The South African wine industry expects a promising 2021 wine grape harvest, according to the industry's first crop estimate...

11 Dec 2020

Martin Kingston, B4SA steering committee chairman
Policy certainty about lockdown levels is key to stimulating SA's economic recoveryArticle

Certainty that South Africa will not return to a hard lockdown - irrespective of Covid-19 infection rates - would stimulate economic activity by unlocking business investment projects and consumer spending plans...

16 Nov 2020

Truman & Orange builds portfolio of non-alcoholic distilled spirits
Truman & Orange builds portfolio of non-alcoholic distilled spiritsArticle

Truman & Orange is betting on the growth of non-alcoholic spirits by introducing two new brands to its portfolio: the locally-produced Abstinence and the imported Fluére...

30 Sep 2020

Philip Morris welcomes CGCSA's new illicit trade hotline
Philip Morris welcomes CGCSA's new illicit trade hotlineArticle

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

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...

Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Sep 2020

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