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Tukkies wins intervarsity brewing competition

The University of Pretoria was the overall winner of this year’s South African Brewery Intervarsity Beer Brewing Challenge.

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Mpumalanga Liquor Authority Tightens the Loop

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.

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A ban on alcohol advertising could cripple the economy

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.

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Winners of IDC and BMF Business Plan Competition hailed

Xoliswa Qotyana won the maiden Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) Business Plan Competition for the Greater Johannesburg region.

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SA wine industry needs to be competitive

A lack of supply chain awareness is hampering the competitiveness of South Africa’s wine industry.

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Appoints new CEO

Wines of South Africa (WOSA) has appointed a new CEO, Siobhan Thompson, who succeeded Su Birch after 13 years at the helm of the organisation.


MEC Kolisile

Liquor traders remember MEC Kolisile

“MEC Kolisile opened the door for liquor traders and he listened to us. Before his death he was supposed to lead us in a responsible liquor trading programme. This is one of the things we'll remember him."

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A ban on liquor advertising

A ban on alcohol advertising could cripple the economy

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.

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Streamlined Liquor Law

A Need for Streamlined Regulations for Liquor Industry

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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Gauteng Liquor Forum on Sundays liquor ban

Gauteng overturns proposal to ban Sundays booze

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.