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News that informs and inspires in the retail industry.

They are brands that define a common experience and are woven into the fabric of South Africa’s townships – township consumers are wholly committed to them.

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Township business magazine Spotong continues to grow… in more ways than one!

by Spotong

Exciting new changes are on the horizon for Spotong, South Africa’s No1 township trade magazine, with the introduction of a new size and an increased print run!


Trends in the South African liquor industry

Innovation and premiumisation keeps consumers coming back

Beer growth continues to be driven by the rise and continued popularity of craft beer, encouraging category premiumisation.

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SALTA supports global smart drinking goals

SALTA Quarterly Column

Alcohol abuse is a reality and African countries have been identified as the most affected by harm caused by alcohol consumption.


Valid permit holders should be phased into the Gauteng Liquor Act

Shebeen owners must be afforded the opportunity to comply with the Act

Shebeens have been singled out by the Act, though the Act mentioned them briefly both in definitions and under miscellaneous matters.

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Win with Jack Daniel's

This September, pick a day and raise a glass to Jack’s birthday with those who matter most by sharing a glass or two of Jack Daniel's

So, let’s toast to Jack for keeping the mystery alive and the whiskey just as good as its always been. We may not know his exact birthdate, but we do know when to celebrate it.


Interview with Sibongile Simelane-Quntana

The Responsible Gambling Foundation's executive director speaks about the role of the SARGF and how it assists business owners.

The SARGF is a renewed non-profit company, representing a public-private initiative between government and the gambling industry.

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Heineken South Africa supports local communities

by Spotong

There can be no greater gift than that of giving one's time and energy to helping others without expecting anything in return. ~ Nelson Mandela

Coca Cola LDP Lekgotla

The Tavern Tatler

News for the liquor trade

The LDP programme is part of the CCBSA route to market strategy, enabling the company to reach its customers in the townships and rural areas.

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Winning Wines

Our local favourites come out tops on the awards scene

Nederburg’s success as one of South Africa’s most lauded names in wine is built on a rich history and tradition of winemaking excellence spanning more than 200 years.