Liquor traders in Ekurhuleni have once again found themselves in a very difficult situation – trading with permits but without having consent from the town planning department.
Draft norms and standards developed under the 2003 National Liquor Act, seek to address 'the socio-economic and other costs of alcohol abuse by reducing access to and the availability of liquor.
Government’s proposed decision to ban alcohol advertising would have a negative impact on the economy and lead to job loss in liquor and related industries.
The Gauteng Liquor Forum (GLF) welcomed the decision taken by the MEC of Economic Development, Nkosiphendule Kolisile, to overturn the proposed ban of the sale of alcohol on Sundays.
The Gauteng Liquor Forum has taken an initiative to unite all Liquor Traders Associations to unite under one roof.
Dr Osborn Mahanjana joins the ARA after working as the director of corporate affairs and pricing at Eli Lilly Pharmaceutical, where he was responsible for the South Africa and Sub-Saharan region.
Gauteng MEC of Economic Development Mxolisi Xayiya urges liquor traders to partner with government to reduce excessive alcohol consumption in the province
Mpumalanga have approved less than 10% of the liquor licenses lodged in the 2012/13 financial year. The province was known to be one of the provinces where it was easiest to get a liquor license.
South African liquor industry has developed into a major force in the local economy, providing employment and income to thousands of households and making a substantial contribution to export earnings and tax.
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) says a robust policy framework which will be streamlined in all spheres of government is vital to sustaining and growing South Africa’s liquor industry.
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