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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...

3 days ago

Honey-alcohol fermentation experiment with chopped “moerwortel” plant additive, Glia prolifera. Neil Rusch
Does alcohol have an undisclosed African heritage?Article

Alcohol is the most widely used psychoactive substance in the world. But where was the first alcoholic beverage brewed and consumed?

Neil Rusch 15 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

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Digital or die - have we overcorrected the fundamentals of marketing?Article

It only took half a year, but in that time the world as we know it changed forever. Even though certain aspects of life are likely to revert to type, there are both big differences and small variations which have affected much of how we'll do life going forward...

Leigh-Anne Acquisto 10 Sep 2020

MAA announces Marketing Achievement Council members for 2020/2021
MAA announces Marketing Achievement Council members for 2020/2021Article

The Marketing Achievement Awards (MAA) has announced the Marketing Achievement Council (MAC) members for 2020/2021 and Mohale Ralebitso as Council chairperson...

10 Sep 2020

#FreshOnTheShelf: New from The Duchess, Vusa Vodka and Spier Wines
#FreshOnTheShelf: New from The Duchess, Vusa Vodka and Spier WinesArticle

In #FreshOnTheShelf, we round up our pick of food and beverage products that have hit the shelves recently.

Lauren Hartzenberg 7 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

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

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...

Nicole Haworth 26 Aug 2020

Impact of the "new normal" on tax enforcement in transfer pricing
Impact of the "new normal" on tax enforcement in transfer pricingArticle

The unusual business conditions of the Covid-19 outbreak will require a more flexible approach from tax authorities when analysing transfer pricing in the 2020 year of assessment...

Joon Chong and Karen Miller 26 Aug 2020

#BehindtheMask with... Debbie Turner, design director at Digitas Liquorice
#BehindtheMask with... Debbie Turner, design director at Digitas LiquoriceArticle

This week, we go behind the mask with Debbie Turner, design director at Digitas Liquorice...

Jessica Tennant 26 Aug 2020

#Newsmaker: Miles Murphy, Wunderman Thompson's new CEO
#Newsmaker: Miles Murphy, Wunderman Thompson's new CEOArticle

Bizcommunity's senior editor for Marketing & Media, Jessica Tennant met with Wunderman Thompson's newly appointed CEO, Miles Murphy to discuss his new role and was hugely impressed by his eagerness to familarise himself with the local media and marketing landscape, priortising relationship building, albiet online...

Jessica Tennant 21 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

The importance of an expeditious and reasoned judgment
The importance of an expeditious and reasoned judgmentArticle

Court orders handed down long after the conclusion of a hearing - up to two years' later in some cases - or delivered without the judge providing reasons for the decision

Henri Strydom 20 Aug 2020

Diageo snaps up Ryan Reynolds-backed Aviation Gin
Diageo snaps up Ryan Reynolds-backed Aviation GinArticle

Diageo is buying Aviation American Gin, co-owned by Hollywood actor Ryan Reynolds, through the acquisition of Aviation Gin LLC and Davos Brands LLC for up to $610m...

18 Aug 2020

President Cyril Ramaphosa. Image: SAnews.gov.za
SA moves to Level 2 regulationsArticle

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

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

#Newsmaker: Suhana Gordhan, newly appointed ECD at Duke
#Newsmaker: Suhana Gordhan, newly appointed ECD at DukeArticle

Following the recent announcement of Suhana Gordhan's new appointment as ECD at the Duke Group and in light of Women's Month, we interviewed her to find out how this came about, and how she plans to lead the agency creatively and help change the narrative of the local advertising landscape...

Jessica Tennant 14 Aug 2020

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Pandemic ushers in brave new world of e-commerceArticle

Three e-commerce players share how the pandemic has benefitted their businesses...

13 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

Excuse me Mr President, could we have a drink, please?
Excuse me Mr President, could we have a drink, please?Article

Contrary to popular belief, if you make something that people want illegal, it doesn't just go away...

Rowan Leibbrandt 3 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

#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Jack Daniel's, Robertson Winery and The Sexton
#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Jack Daniel's, Robertson Winery and The SextonArticle

In #FreshOnTheShelf, we round up our pick of food and beverage products that have hit the shelves recently...

Lauren Hartzenberg 28 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

Cooking up a storm: Restaurant staff protest across South Africa
Cooking up a storm: Restaurant staff protest across South AfricaArticle

Curfew and alcohol ban cited as major factors as the industry sheds thousands of jobs...

Zoë Postman, Nokulunga Majola, Ashraf Hendricks, Joseph Chirume and Lucas Nowicki 23 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

Liquor losses make for a sobering situation
Liquor losses make for a sobering situationArticle

South Africa's entry into an era of liquor prohibition saw a loss of R20bn in alcohol sales during the first nine weeks of lockdown. With a second ban, the country will lose a further R10bn for every month the ban continues...

Issued by Nielsen 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

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Creatures of habitArticle

Has anything changed in the media and advertising environment, you may ask? The answer is no. Brands seem to be merely accepting that they can't operate as they always have been - that's part of the problem. You can't keep doing what isn't working and hope for a better result...

David Alves 17 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

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Mbalula outlines new Covid-19 rules for taxisArticle

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has urged taxi operators to adhere to the regulations set out for public transport in order to protect themselves and passengers from coronavirus.

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

Reinstated liquor ban puts pressure on agricultural commodities
Reinstated liquor ban puts pressure on agricultural commoditiesArticle

The ban directly affects producers in terms of financing profiles, crop rotation systems and the control of ecosystems...

15 Jul 2020

Data shows 7 interesting shopping habits of South Africans during the lockdown
Data shows 7 interesting shopping habits of South Africans during the lockdownArticle

But exactly how have our shopping behaviours changed? Data shows interesting trends and demographics that may predict the South African shopping landscape for the future...

Issued by Hyperia s.r.o. 15 Jul 2020

Non-compliance with lockdown regulations could result in a criminal record
Non-compliance with lockdown regulations could result in a criminal recordArticle

Government has taken a harder stance regarding lockdown regulations, as can be seen by Sunday's announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa, of the reintroduction of the ban on alcohol as well as the nightly curfew...

14 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

Being locked down with your killer
Being locked down with your killerArticle

The Ask Afrika Covid-19 tracker interviewed a representative sample of 4,898 South Africans for the past 11 weeks, tracking the socio-economic impact of the virus, the lockdown and gradual re-opening of the economy...

Dr Amelia Richards and Micaela Mooloo, Issued by Ask Afrika 6 Jul 2020

The evolution of the billboard - a look at the growth of digital billboards in South Africa
The evolution of the billboard - a look at the growth of digital billboards in South AfricaArticle

Increasing numbers of out of home (OOH) media owners entered the category, resulting over time in an explosion of digital billboards being erected across a number of major South African cities...

Jacques du Preez, Issued by Provantage Media Group 3 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

Michelangelo Awards now open to RTD beverages
Michelangelo Awards now open to RTD beveragesArticle

For the first time in South Africa, producers of Ready to Drink (RTD) beverages are invited to enter the Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards...

1 Jul 2020

Diageo to open its first carbon-neutral distillery
Diageo to open its first carbon-neutral distilleryArticle

Diageo is building its first carbon-neutral distillery in the United States. The $130m distillery, which will produce Bulleit bourbon, is currently under construction...

30 Jun 2020

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How SA retailer Dry Dock Liquor adapted its strategy during lockdownArticle

Boutique liquor store Dry Dock Liquor has expanded from a local community business into an established online retailer as a result of the pandemic...

29 Jun 2020

Smart technology set to fast forward e-commerce imagery and digital design
Smart technology set to fast forward e-commerce imagery and digital designArticle

Studio[K]irmack, a unique visual studio that embraces automated photographic technology, smart machines and intelligent software to enable retailers and brands to shoot high-end productions without the sometimes and potentially expensive traditional photographic setup and post production...

Issued by Studio[K]irmack 25 Jun 2020

Tourism, travel industry suffers loss of over R68bn in spend
Tourism, travel industry suffers loss of over R68bn in spendArticle

The Tourism Business Council of South Africa, says more than R68bn in tourism spend has been lost since South Africa's national lockdown began at the end of March...

23 Jun 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

Bernard Sacks, tax partner, Mazars
What - a Budget in June?Article

On 26 February, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni, presented his National Budget to Parliament against a backdrop of weak economic growth, coupled with high unemployment, a sluggish economy and a looming credit ratings downgrade...

Bernard Sacks 18 Jun 2020

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