Industry news

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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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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.

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The Uncertain Future of Shebeen Permits and the Court Judgement

Musa Ntshangase Secretary, Gauteng Liquor Forum

“The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” The struggle continues!

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The Yeoville Judgment

Thabo Thlobelo, Abantu Tobacco & Liquor Laws

The outcome of the long-awaited judgement on the status of shebeens in Gauteng was delivered in the South Gauteng High Court on 1 November 2017, eight months after the matter was heard by the court.

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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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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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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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Hot off the Press

News that informs and inspires in the retail industry.

The National Informal Business Upliftment Strategy is also available to help township enterprises upgrade their business activities.

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How long must we wait for change?

More must be done to normalise the liquor industry.

The poor shebeener is still struggling to get licensed. Why the Gauteng Liquor Board is not working in collaboration with municipalities is a mystery.

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NTHA Celebrates Graduation of Candidates in Two Hospitality Programmes

Sizwe Nkosi, NTHA Training & Development

The day was filled with joy as parents arrived to witness the achievement of their children.