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Morocco set to legalise cannabis production for medical use

Morocco plans to allow the farming, export and domestic sale of cannabis for medical and industrial use, the government said on Thursday, 25 February...

26 Feb 2021

Illegal traders to profit from excise tax increase - tobacco alliance

"Ridiculous" is how the South Africa Tobacco Transformation Alliance has described the 8% increase in the excise charged on tobacco products...

25 Feb 2021

Above-inflation increase to excise tax troubles SA alcohol industry

Excise tax will be increased by 8%, which will exceed the targeted excise duties for wine, beer and spirits set by Treasury itself, at 11%, 23% and 36% respectively...

25 Feb 2021

Excise duties shoot up

Government will increase the excise duties on alcohol and tobacco products by 8%...

24 Feb 2021

Why it pays to link products to places - and how African countries can do it

How geographical indications can provide economic and financial advantages to a product's place of origin...

By Samuel Samiai Andrews 24 Feb 2021

How to avoid buying, reselling and losing credibility to counterfeit goods

The internet has become a major enabler in the sale of online counterfeit products, ensuring anonymity and providing counterfeiters with access to a global market...

By Jarred West 23 Feb 2021

Vinpro pushes ahead with court application

Despite the partial lifting of the ban on the local sale of liquor, Vinpro on behalf of its members will continue with its urgent court challenge to avoid any future disruptions in the South African wine industry and its value-chain due to a rise in Covid-19 cases and hospitalisations...

5 Feb 2021

Alcohol industry recovery - glass half full

The alcohol industry, which supports over one million livelihoods, is relieved at the easing of ban, but the debate as to how we deal with our attitudes around alcohol in SA is long overdue...

By Michael Smollan 4 Feb 2021

Probe into excessive prices of garlic and ginger

The NCC has launched an investigation into allegations of price gouging relating to garlic and ginger...

4 Feb 2021

Beaches open again, but damage has been done, say informal traders

Traders who missed the peak tourist season say that despite the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday night that beaches are now open once again, the damage has been done...

By Nokulunga Majola 2 Feb 2021

Alcohol industry welcomes easing of ban, pleads for transparency

The SA alcohol industry welcomes President Ramaphosa's announcement yesterday evening to partially reinstate the sale of alcohol...

2 Feb 2021

No booze, less meat: taverns feel the pinch of Covid-19 ban

Since late December, the Lucky Plaza Tavern in Parow has been empty of life. Established in 2000 in Station Road, the tavern usually attracts a buzz of customers who buy meat from the next-door butchery...

By Tariro Washinyira 29 Jan 2021

Franchise Association voices support for SA restaurant industry

The Franchise Association of South Africa has stated its support to the Restaurant Association of South Africa and the Federated Hospitality Association...

28 Jan 2021

Alcohol industry deserves justification for continued ban - Salba

With the number of new Covid-19 cases declining, South African Liquor Brandowners Association has urged the government to be transparent about the justification for the continued prohibition...

27 Jan 2021

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