Industry news

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A collective approach is needed

When we discuss matters facing our communities, unity is crucial

Liquor traders associations should also take the responsibility of educating their membership to understand the legislation including Acts, Bylaws and policies.

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The Tavern Tatler

News for the liquor trade

We sell brands with real provenance and authenticity, from interesting places that have a long-standing tradition of making high-quality drinks but which are only being discovered now.

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Stubbing out the Illicit cigarette trade

The impact of illegal tobacco

Approximately 23% of all cigarettes consumed in South Africa during 2016 were illicit, with the incidence exceeding 50% in certain channels.

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TheTavern Tatler

News for the liquor trade

The South African spirits market has been turned on its head. Over the last decade, whisky was the star performer and taking volumes from the brandy market.

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New Tobacco Bill Is Deeply Flawed

Government’s interference is a threat to rights of individuals, private property owners and bad for small business

The Minister, in other words, will have the power to ban smoking outright throughout South Africa, a fantasy the current health minister has had for a long time.

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Shaking up the industry

The people and brands making waves in the liquor and wine industries

We have come a long way as a country where black people’s participation in the wine industry was confined to being unskilled labourers on wine farms.

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Hot off the press

News that informs and inspires in the retail industry

More than half of adult South Africans were shopping online by the end of 2016. Online spending is forecast to more than double by this year.

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Raising the legal drinking age? No way!

It is condescending and tyrannical, and it doesn’t work either!

Current under-18s drink illegally, and widely so. The difference between them and those who are over 18 is that they drink in secret, where their parents and other responsible adults are not present.

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Tourism and Hospitality Association members updated about future of industry

News from NTHA

Shebeen owners only cater for friends and neighbours these days as we cannot compete with chain store prices. We need to make a living too and our businesses are from hand to mouth these days.

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Brand new beverages

The latest liquor brands to hit the shelves

Absolut Lime’s dynamic flavour will give even the simplest drinks a rich character that is full bodied, yet refreshing.