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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
"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
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
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
The SA Liquor Brandowners Association, the Beer Association of South Africa and Vinpro have collectively committed to donate 40,000 litres of pure alcohol for the production of sanitisers...
24 Mar 2020
The Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference 2017 saw those operating in the Cape's wine, food and hospitality industries gather to glean insights from local and international specialists...
28 Sep 2017
The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) has again extended the deadline for submission of written public comments on the National Liquor Amendment Bill to later this month.
5 Dec 2016
WWF South Africa has announced that it will be moving away from its Biodiversity and Wine Initiative (BWI) label to embrace the industry-wide Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) scheme's Sustainable Wines South Africa seal as the standard in environmental good practice...
1 Apr 2015
Bolstered by a 9.9% increase in sales volumes across the Distell portfolio of wines, spirits and RTDs in both domestic and international markets and a favourable exchange rate, revenue rose to R14.2bn, an impressive 15% growth in revenue for the year to June 2012, despite subdued consumer spending in many of the markets where it trades.
24 Aug 2012
South Africans have been urged to be vigilant when it comes to buying alcohol - particularly if it is extraordinary cheap - because legitimate alcohol products are subject to various levels of criminal exploitation when high excise duties and taxation are deliberately being circumvented.
10 Jul 2012
The South African Liquor Brandowners Association CEO, Riaan Kruger, says the industry expects the excise duties on wines and spirits to increase once again when Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan tables his 2010/11 budget speech later today, Wednesday 17 February.
Andries Mahlangu 17 Feb 2010
Amstel Lager has returned to South African and to celebrate the return of South Africa's best selling premium beer, Brandhouse Beverages has created a multi-pronged, multi-million rand re-launch campaign that focuses on the joys of reunion.
26 Oct 2007
Brandhouse and Heineken International have chosen Grey SA as the agency of record for the Amstel brand in South Africa, it was announced yesterday, Tuesday, 4 September 2007. Grey has had extensive experience on Heineken and has been warehousing Amstel since the repatriation of the brand to Heineken International in March 2007.
4 Sep 2007