Leading Producers of Beer, Wine, and Spirits Launch Digital Guiding Principles

Posted on October 13, 2014

Standards for digital marketing mark milestone of Commitments to Reduce Harmful Drinking:  New York, NY –September 30, 2014 – Thirteen of the world’s leading producers of beer, wine, and spirits launched today the Digital Guiding Principles (DGPs), the first-ever set of global guidelines for beverage alcohol producers’ online marketing and social media use. The DGPs require… Read more »

Wine Alcohol Percentages

Posted on September 17, 2014

Notices have been provided to inform industry stakeholders of the reduction in the minimum alcohol content on certain wine tariff lines from a minimum of 6.5% to 4.5%. The percentage band has been extended to a maximum alcohol content of up to 16.5%. The amendment thus brings more wine products under the ambit of 20… Read more »

Media Statement: Department of Labour

Posted on July 24, 2014

Department of Labour urges employers to comply with the new equity laws. The Department of Labour has called on employers to abide by the freshly-amended employment equity Act in the interest of business and transformation in the country. This followed the signing into law by President Jacob Zuma earlier this week. The law will however… Read more »

Fight against liquor by-law continues

Posted on July 21, 2014

THE Mitchells Plain Liquor Traders Association is to ask the Supreme Court of Appeal for leave to appeal after losing its fight to reinstate longer trading hours. Traders are losing “huge income” under the by-law, which limits hours to 6pm on weekdays and bars Sunday trade in the absence of a special licence, says Elton… Read more »

Conclusion of the Economic Partnership Agreement

Posted on July 17, 2014

After ten years of preparations and negotiations, the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the SADC EPA Group and the EU was ‘initialed’ by the Chief Negotiators on 15 July 2014 in Pretoria, South Africa. The initialing of the Agreement signals that the negotiations are concluded. The timing is significant because it pre-empts the 1 October… Read more »

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