Western Cape takes a sober look at ways to curb drinking

21 September 2017 – The Western Cape’s alcohol harms reduction policy white paper was published last week. It represents the Western Cape’s policy position on alcohol, mitigating its harm and informing potential provincial law changes. Read more…


Amendment to Liquor Products Act widely welcomed

18 August 2017 – The Liquor Products Amendment Bill has been widely welcomed by alcohol industry players who say it will go a long way to curbing illicit trade. The bill provides a framework for the introduction of beer and other fermented beverages into the Liquor Products Act and consequently bring these products under the control of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Read more…


Alcohol industry criticises government’s ‘vague’ socioeconomic study

24 July 2017 – The South African Liquor Brand Owners Association (Salba) has criticised the government’s inadequate socioeconomic impact assessment of the draft Liquor Amendment Bill because of its failure to quantify the effect on jobs and the economy. Read more…