Wine Law 3/2019

Posted on September 9, 2019 - Regulatory Affairs

The Wine and Spirits Board has circulated a Wine Law to invite comments on the proposed amendments to the regulations. Most of the amendments are based on requests from SALBA and other industry bodies.   The Spirits Interest Group championed the request to allow for flavoured Vodka. This amendment now also includes provision for flavoured…

Carbon Tax and Agriculture

Posted on August 22, 2019 - Regulatory Affairs

The South African Carbon Tax Act (No. 15 of 2019) came into effect on 1st of June 2019, with the first phase set to run up until December 2022. Good news for the agriculture sector is, they are not included in the first phase, it is uncertain if the sector will be included in the second phase(2023-2030). From…


Posted on August 1, 2019 - Regulatory Affairs

After 10-years  of drafting SARS moves to a public consultation process to give effect to the ‘polluter-pays’ principle, The carbon tax aims to reduce local greenhouse gas emissions in a sustainable, cost-effective and affordable manner, by incentivising firms to adopt cleaner technologies. The process of preparing the Carbon Tax Bill commenced with the Carbon Tax…

Note on the publication for comment of the excise rewrite discussion document

Posted on May 30, 2019 - Regulatory Affairs

Following the recent announcement in Budget 2019, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) has compiled an excise rewrite discussion document to further the process of redrafting the excise legislative framework. The discussion document outlines the internationally recognised aspects of an excise administration against which any excise review must be measured. The introduction and current practice…

Wine Law 1/2019

Posted on May 4, 2019 - Regulatory Affairs

This Wine Law deals with the following: Names of generally known viticultural areas | Removal of “DE HOOP” as a generally known viticultural area | Use of fungicide ” IPRODIONE – EU” | De-alcoholised wine classes | Prescribed quantities for wine| Approval of certified wine labels | Click below to download the document: Generally known…

Policy Documents Out for Public Comment

Posted on October 17, 2016 - Regulatory Affairs

The Department of Trade and Industry published its Final National Liquor Policy on 30 September. The Policy outlines recommendations for amendments to the National Liquor Act. At the same time, the Western Cape Provincial Cabinet published its Alcohol-related Harms Reduction Policy for public comment. Both these documents contain significant implications for consumers and liquor licence…

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