Liquor industry sign good business practice guidelines for South African companies

Posted on March 1, 2019

    CAPE TOWN  – The liquor industry on Thursday signed guidelines for good business practices for South African companies operating on the African continent. The trade and industry department said that the guidelines, signed in Cape Town, aim to encourage companies to align their involvement and practices with the South African government’s integration and… Read more »


Posted on June 8, 2018

HEINEKEN SA’s Dutch Managing Director, Ruud Van den Eijnden, studied Business Economics at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, Netherlands, majoring in Logistics and Marketing. “HEINEKEN’s iconic status appealed to many Dutch students. So, once I finished my studies, I applied for a graduate programme. HEINEKEN Netherlands hired a few graduates from schools and universities, giving… Read more »

Muzzling liquor industry could take fizz out of it: SALBA

Posted on February 20, 2018

OPINION / 3 APRIL 2017, 09:09AM / SIBANI MNGADI The SA Liquor Brand owners Association (SALBA) has congratulated the Department of Trade and Industry for the attention it’s giving to alcohol abuse. We agree it’s a scourge that must be tackled, and tackled decisively. On this, there is no question. Salba and the department are aligned. But Salba takes… Read more »

Liquor Bill Approved for Public Consultation

Posted on September 19, 2016

Pretoria – Cabinet has approved the publication of the National Liquor Amendment Bill of 2016 for wider public consultation, Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe, said on Thursday. Briefing media following Cabinet’s fortnightly meeting, Minister Radebe said the bill amends the National Liquor Act of 2003. “This was approved together… Read more »

Beverage companies in the wake of Brexit

Posted on July 7, 2016

The full effect of the UK’s departure will be difficult to predict. One of the most notable short-term implications has been the marked devaluation of the British pound, while the need to negotiate trade agreements – and the uncertainty that this creates for everyone – looms in the longer term. This will have critical implications… Read more »

SA Wine and Brandy Portal launched

Posted on February 4, 2016

The SA Wine and Brandy Portal was launched at the VinPro information day on Thursday, 21 January 2016.   Click here for more information.

WineBiz desk launched

Posted on October 19, 2015

WineBiz desk launched – boosting Government collaboration  In a step towards enhancing collaboration with government, the South African wine and brandy industry will launch the WineBiz desk, with a dedicated stakeholder manager, in November. The new strategic service will operate under the auspices of the industry organisations VinPro and SALBA (South African Liquor Brand owners Association),… Read more »

Shoprite cannot sell wine on shelves in Eastern Cape

Posted on July 1, 2015

By a narrow majority, the Constitutional Court on Tuesday decided that a licence to sell wine alongside other groceries was “property” in terms of the Constitution.The finding was cold comfort for Shoprite Checkers, which lost the case and will not be able to sell wine on its shelves in the Eastern Cape. But the judgment… Read more »

State makes rapid BEE policy reversal

Posted on May 26, 2015

THE Department of Trade and Industry has made one of the quickest reversals in government policy making to date. After casually introducing a “clarification” on Tuesday that dramatically altered both the substance and value of broad-based black economic empowerment (BEE), and which would have affected the standing of about 80% of deals done to date,… Read more »

SA Wine Industry Raises its GDP Contribution, Generates More Jobs

Posted on February 4, 2015

A new report shows that South Africa’s wine industry not only continues to increase its contribution to the country’s GDP but is also growing job opportunities. This is despite the impact of a muted global economy and a slight decrease in the size of the national vineyard. The industry, that remains one of South Africa’s… Read more »

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