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The countdown to World Gin Day on Saturday has begun

Enjoy the Roku Winter Highball cocktail - perfect to warm up the chilly season!

Celebrate World Gin Day on 12 June!


Taverners welcome decision allowing them to keep their doors open

A statement by the NLTC on lockdown level 2 and the liquor trade.

Our members have gone the extra mile to ensure full compliance with all the Covid-19 safety protocols and we remain committed to support the government in the fight against Covid-19.

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The Tavern Tatler

The latest news for the liquor trade

The summit explored ways in which the industry can seek to create and operate in a safe environment regarding COVID-19 and contribute to the fight against gender-based violence.


We stand against irresponsible behaviour by alcohol consumers and non-compliant liquor traders!

GLF Quarterly Column

In most cases, the liquor outlets that are flouting Covid-19 protocols are not members of any association, which makes it difficult to deal with such outlets unless the police enforce compliance.


Back to school for taxi drivers as fight against Covid-19 intensifies

SANTACO, Distell and NLTC in ground-breaking partnership to make taxi's and taxi ranks safer for commuters.

The training is the product of a ground-breaking partnership between SANTACO, Distell and the National Liquor Traders Council.


Do you own a spaza shop, small bakery, fruit stand, shisanyama or butchery based in a township or rural area?

The Township Rural Entrepreneurs Programme is offering funding support to help your business to grow.

The Township and Rural Entrepreneurship Programme (TREP) is a dedicated programme to transform and integrate opportunities in townships and rural areas into productive business ventures.

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Taverners appeal to government not to push them into poverty

Alcohol bans have forced many compliant township liquor traders to close their doors.

Taverners have been working with the alcohol industry to drastically improve compliance with Covid-19 protocols and liquor licence conditions.


Let's raise South Africa's DrinkIQ

Consumers are being challenged to rethink their drinking behaviour

One of the most prominent issues raised during the Covid-19 lockdown in South Africa is the serious impact that alcohol abuse has on the country and its people.

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Xtra Savings will in time become the country’s biggest rewards programme, reaching Shoprite’s 19.3-million shoppers across South Africa.


Thanks, but no thanks, Mr President!

SALTA Quarterly Column

Harassment, callous treatment and theft of trading stock from surviving liquor traders by the police have become the order of the day.