Industry news

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Blue IQ and GEDA

Blue IQ and GEDA Merge

Gauteng MEC for Economic Development, Nkosiphendule Kolisile,recently launched the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GDDA) — a merger between Blue IQ and the Gauteng Economic Development Agency.

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KZN Fight Illegal Traders

New KwaZulu-Natal Liquor Act to Crack down Unscrupulous Traders

According to the new KwaZulu-Natal Liquor Act, tavern owners in the province who have been found guilty of selling alcohol to children, visibly drunk people and pregnant women could be sentenced to five years.

 Chibuku

Chibuku Expands

Chibuku Expands Across Africa

SABMiller is expanding its African beer brand, Chibuku, into 10 countries across the continent. Chibuku is an opaque beer based on traditional African recipes using maize or sorghum, depending on local tastes.

Banning alcohol advertising would affect small brands.

Banning of alcohol advertising

Banning Alcohol Advertising would Affect Smaller Brands

The controversial draft legislation on the banning of alcohol advertising, set to adversely affect both the liquor and marketing industries.

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Illegal Traders

Police Nab Illegal Liquor Traders

During their recent crime fighting operations in Gauteng, Police closed down a total of 4 924 illegal liquor outlets, poured 52 000 litres of alcohol down the drain, confiscated 3 400 illegal firearms.

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Responsible Trading

Traders promote good drinking habit

It must be quite annoying to have to tolerate loud and obnoxious drunkards every evening. You know the ones who lean on your fence and urinate at every street corner in your neighbourhood.

Soweto Shebeen

Draft Shebeen Regulation

Liquor Industry Comment on the Draft Shebeen Regulation

Members GLF made an appeal to the MEC of Economic Development, Nkosipendule Kolisile, to put a moratorium on raiding of illegal shebeens in an effort to give operators a time to apply for Shebeen Licenses.

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Ditell Revenue Growth

Distell Sees 15% Revenue Growth

Distell has posted an impressive 15% growth in revenue for the year to June 2012, despite subdued consumer spending in many of the markets where it trades.

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Emerging market for brewers

Brewers to Benefit from Emerging Market

Brewers are set to benefit from the growing consumer market in Africa as more people in the continent move from home-brewed beer and spirits to commercially produced alcohol.

Liquor traders were warned against fraudulent liquor licenses.

Fraudulent liquor license

Beware of Fraudulent Liquor Licensing Scams

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has warned businesses and individuals interested in registering as liquor traders about a fraudulent liquor licensing scams operating in Gauteng.