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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

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

Cascade Holdings, SA's new multi-dimensional bar and beverage business
Cascade Holdings, SA's new multi-dimensional bar and beverage businessArticle

Cascade Holdings is a new full-service bar and beverage business aiming to provide solutions that will "disrupt" the local liquor and entertainment industries...

17 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

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

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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

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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

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

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

#BizTrends2021: Confessions of a drinks salesman
#BizTrends2021: Confessions of a drinks salesmanArticle

A light-hearted take on drinks mega-trends for the year ahead...

Rowan Leibbrandt 15 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

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

Liquor traders, taverners plead for off-premise sales
Liquor traders, taverners plead for off-premise salesArticle

Liquor traders from the tavern sector are appealing to the government to allow off-premise alcohol sales to resume on 16 January, to help protect the 250,000 jobs in the sector and safeguard livelihoods.

6 Jan 2021

Govt introduces tighter restrictions on alcohol sales
Govt introduces tighter restrictions on alcohol salesArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced tighter Level 1 lockdown restrictions amid the second wave of Covid-19 infections. Among the amendments are reintroduced restrictions on alcohol sales...

15 Dec 2020

SA alcohol industry pulls brand support for festive season events
SA alcohol industry pulls brand support for festive season eventsArticle

South Africa's alcohol industry has decided to withdraw support for, or associating its brands with, naming rights for major entertainment events for which an events licence is required...

11 Dec 2020

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Liquor traders called to adhere to Covid-19 regulationsArticle

Deputy Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition Nomalungelo Gina has made a clarion call to liquor traders to adhere to Covid-19 regulations in order to arrest the second wave of the pandemic...

8 Dec 2020

Bavaria range refreshed with new packaging and can size
Bavaria range refreshed with new packaging and can sizeArticle

Reacting to the growing demand for alcohol-free drinks, Bavaria has expanded its range of 0.0% malt beverages to include a new affordable 500ml can...

4 Dec 2020

Alcohol industry sponsors R30m worth of medical supplies in Eastern Cape
Alcohol industry sponsors R30m worth of medical supplies in Eastern CapeArticle

The South African alcohol industry has stepped up its efforts to assist in curbing the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in recently identified hot spots in the Eastern Cape province...

26 Nov 2020

Sibani Mngadi
Taverners Summit addresses responsible trading and social responsibilityArticle

The tavern industry should play its role in promoting responsible behaviour and avoid the pressure to immediately recoup the financial losses suffered from alcohol sales ban during the coming festive season...

20 Nov 2020

Rampant rise of illicit alcohol trade a cause for concern
Rampant rise of illicit alcohol trade a cause for concernArticle

The South African Liquor Brand Owners' Association has stated that the increasing illicit trade in alcohol represents a serious threat to the South African economy...

18 Nov 2020

Easing of alcohol sales restrictions a welcome relief for industry
Easing of alcohol sales restrictions a welcome relief for industryArticle

Retailers are now able to sell liquor for off-site consumption over the weekend and during all licensed trading hours...

12 Nov 2020

Alcohol supplies cut off to 44 Western Cape traders flouting regulations
Alcohol supplies cut off to 44 Western Cape traders flouting regulationsArticle

The alcohol industry has cancelled supplies to the 44 alcohol outlets in the Western Cape whose licences have been revoked by the provincial Liquor Authority...

15 Oct 2020

Level 1: Alcohol industry concerned about off-consumption restrictions
Level 1: Alcohol industry concerned about off-consumption restrictionsArticle

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

Alcohol industry donates R20m worth of PPE to SA hospitals
Alcohol industry donates R20m worth of PPE to SA hospitalsArticle

The South African alcohol industry is assisting the government's efforts to combat the Covid-19 pandemic by donating PPE worth almost R20m over two months...

11 Sep 2020

SA liquor industry partners with Community Policing Forums
SA liquor industry partners with Community Policing ForumsArticle

As part of its alcohol harm-reduction initiatives, the South African liquor industry is working with Community Policing Forums (CPF) in targeted hotspot areas in four provinces...

27 Aug 2020

Alcohol industry to invest R150m in alcohol harm-reduction programmes
Alcohol industry to invest R150m in alcohol harm-reduction programmesArticle

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

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

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

Alcohol industry says ban poses risk to trade partnership
Alcohol industry says ban poses risk to trade partnershipArticle

The local alcohol industry has noted the concerns raised by spiritsEurope regarding imbalances in trade between South Africa and the EU, as a result of the continued prohibition on the sale of alcohol...

11 Aug 2020

Tavern Dialogues initiative launched to address GBV in townships
Tavern Dialogues initiative launched to address GBV in townshipsArticle

On Women's Day, 9 August, township taverns in South Africa will roll out a programme to help combat gender-based violence and femicide...

6 Aug 2020

Alcohol, tobacco ban achieves no end other than to fuel illegal activity - PnP chairman
Alcohol, tobacco ban achieves no end other than to fuel illegal activity - PnP chairmanArticle

Pick n Pay chairman Gareth Ackerman has spoken out against the ban on sales of alcohol and tobacco, saying that it risks creating more cynicism and division...

5 Aug 2020

Treasury grants 90-days deferral of excise tax due on alcoholic beverages
Treasury grants 90-days deferral of excise tax due on alcoholic beveragesArticle

The alcohol industry welcomes the positive response from the National Treasury to its request for a deferment of excise tax on alcoholic beverages...

4 Aug 2020

SA alcohol ban inconsistent with global Covid-19 response - industry
SA alcohol ban inconsistent with global Covid-19 response - industryArticle

"By prohibiting all formal sales of alcohol, South Africa has chosen not to follow global trends in responding to the epidemic, and unfortunately this comes at a very high cost to the economy."

29 Jul 2020

Tavern Relief Programme aims to raise R100m support package
Tavern Relief Programme aims to raise R100m support packageArticle

The Tavern Relief Programme seeks to raise R100m to support 34,500 taverns over a two to three-month period by providing food parcels and other necessary supplies...

27 Jul 2020

Liquor traders, restaurants plead with govt to lift alcohol ban
Liquor traders, restaurants plead with govt to lift alcohol banArticle

Industry bodies representing South Africa's alcohol and restaurant industries have requested for the sale of liquor to resume based on a set of conditions to be agreed by both parties...

22 Jul 2020

Alcohol industry applies for deferment of R5bn in excise tax
Alcohol industry applies for deferment of R5bn in excise taxArticle

"The sustainability of the sector, now and in the post-Covid-19 era, is dependent on this deferment if job losses are to be avoided..."

20 Jul 2020

SA alcohol industry requests data informing renewed ban
SA alcohol industry requests data informing renewed banArticle

Stakeholders in South Africa's alcohol industry are requesting the research data that informed the recent reinstatement of the ban on sales and distribution of alcohol...

17 Jul 2020

Liquor orders in limbo
Liquor orders in limboArticle

President Ramaphosa's surprise reinstatement of South Africa's booze ban on Sunday night has been met with mixed emotions and debate around the timing and lack of notice for affected industries...

15 Jul 2020

Alcohol ban may spell disaster for industry as job losses loom
Alcohol ban may spell disaster for industry as job losses loomArticle

South Africa's alcohol industry has expressed its disappointment with the government's decision to reinstate the ban on the sale and distribution of alcohol...

13 Jul 2020

Distell's new Click2Collect platform simplifies drinks shopping at taverns
Distell's new Click2Collect platform simplifies drinks shopping at tavernsArticle

Distell has launched Click2Collect.co.za to help South Africans order alcoholic drinks from more than 22,000 taverns countrywide in a simpler and safer manner...

2 Jul 2020

National Liquor Traders Council created to transform tavern industry
National Liquor Traders Council created to transform tavern industryArticle

A new national body has been formed to help transform South Africa's taverns into modernised and technology-savvy business enterprises...

23 Jun 2020

What Six Dogs Distillery learnt as a small business during Covid-19
What Six Dogs Distillery learnt as a small business during Covid-19Article

The Six Dogs gin brand has been built on the back of the support from customers and partners in the industry and through the hard work and passion of our own staff...

Glenn Bryant 14 May 2020

When good intentions go bad - an alcohol prohibition history lesson
When good intentions go bad - an alcohol prohibition history lessonArticle

The banning of alcohol sales during lockdown was initially intended to help protect communities, but reality has set in and the outcomes remind us of costly lessons learned...

Hellen Ndlovu 5 May 2020

Winners announced for Winemag Label Design Awards 2020
Winners announced for Winemag Label Design Awards 2020Article

The winners of Winemag.co.za's Label Design Awards for 2020 have been revealed, with three gold awards allocated for wine, and two each for beer and spirits...

2 Apr 2020

Beware fake health officials scamming business owners
Beware fake health officials scamming business ownersArticle

At least six businesses in the Cape Town area have been conned into paying for inspections and certificates, that are usually issued free of charge, by people posing as City health officials...

31 Jul 2018

Warning to liquor traders to toe line
Warning to liquor traders to toe lineArticle

Eastern Cape Liquor Board chairman Khanyile Maneli has warned traders not to sell alcohol to visibly drunk motorists as this would be a violation of their trading conditions...

27 Dec 2017

Clampdown on illegal liquor trade in Northern Cape
Clampdown on illegal liquor trade in Northern CapeArticle

Ten illegal liquor outlets that were found to be operating without licences were shut down during a blitz inspection operation that took place in Kuruman and surrounding areas...

31 Oct 2017

Philafrica aims to become big food exporter
Philafrica aims to become big food exporterArticle

Philafrica Food says it plans to transform food processing in sub-Saharan Africa through investments of between R50m and R100m...

Neels Blom 11 Oct 2017

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