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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...

20 hours ago

Excise duties shoot up

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

1 day ago

DrinkIQ resource relaunched to encourage mindful drinking, an online resource developed by Diageo and initiated globally, was recently relaunched to provide updated and comprehensive information on alcohol to the South African public...

9 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

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

7 easy ways to help support South African restaurants and wineries during Level 3

It is no dispute that the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent restrictions - lockdown, curfew and the alcohol ban (as necessary as they have been in certain circumstances) - have had a devastating effect on South Africa's hospitality and wine industries...

By Ruth Cooper 1 Feb 2021

Vinpro takes legal action on alcohol ban

Vinpro MD Rico Basson says that due to the devastating impact that the third ban has had on the wine industry, Vinpro was left with no choice but to approach the Cape High Court...

1 Feb 2021

SA wine industry to mark SA's 362nd wine-making birthday with free virtual event

The South African wine industry will be marking the 362nd year since the country first starting producing its wine, 2 February 1659, with a special virtual event...

1 Feb 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

Craft brewers battling to survive blanket ban on alcohol

According to a survey conducted by The Craft Brewers Association of South Africa, the vast majority of local craft brewers don't see themselves surviving the third alcohol ban...

26 Jan 2021

SAB suspends 550 temporary workers as production stagnates

SAB has had to suspend 550 temporary contract workers across its South African operations, as it navigates the unintended consequences of the third alcohol ban...

25 Jan 2021

Report warns govts against using alcohol prohibition laws as emergency response

Research conducted by Tracit analysed the economic and social impacts of strict restrictions on the production and/or consumption of alcohol during the early stages of the Covid-19 outbreak...

25 Jan 2021

Wine export report shows market stability despite alcohol bans

According to the latest report by Wines of South Africa, the 2020 export volumes echo that of a challenging 2019, despite a five-week-long ban on exports and huge challenges at the Cape Town Port terminal due to Covid-19.

20 Jan 2021

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