On the anniversary of the beginnings of the South African wine industry, Christian Eedes reflects on the alcohol ban, past challenges the wine industry has faced, and the need for the entire alcohol industry to pull together to help overcome the serious social problem South Africa has with alcohol.
Alcohol associations in SA said the country’s wine industry ‘faces a grim picture of business closures, job losses, downward price pressure and structural damage to subsectors’.
Reprinted from Fin24, by Penelope Mashego – 2021-01-12
South Africa’s alcohol industry has asked for another deferment of its excise tax payment until the latest sales alcohol ban is lifted.
The Department of Home Affairs and Gauteng Liquor Board formed part of the operations which resulted in arrests and shutting down of illegal liquor stores.
Cape Town – The Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) has stepped up its enforcement activity as part of the province’s efforts to ensure establishments play their part and prevent alcohol-related harms from taking place.
The Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) has sounded the alarm over liquor outlets and patrons openly flouting health protocols as Covid-19 infections surge in Buffalo City.
Cape Town – Men will confront their demons in a series of facilitated dialogues on gender-based violence (GBV) and femicide, hosted in taverns around Cape Town this week.
The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) has recommended that government look at further regulations around the sale of alcohol in South Africa in response to its high levels of gender-based violence.