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SA – masters of brandy

SA – masters of brandy

Judges at the 2017 International Spirits Challenge have confirmed what South African brandy masters have known all along – South Africa makes the world’s best potstill brandies. The Oude Meester Souverein 18-Year-Old scooped the trophy for the World’s Best Brandy at...
Sparkling results

Sparkling results

South African sparkling wines received one gold and three silver medals at the annual Champagne & Sparling Wine World Championships (CSWWC). Organisers of the event announced the number of entries this year rose to 29 with all first time entries from the Czech...
Wieta policy kicks off

Wieta policy kicks off

To align themselves even more closely with global practice on risk mitigation, Wieta (Wine and Agricultural Ethical Trade Association) launched its new Risk Matrix and Audit Frequency Policy at our AGM on 1 June 2017. The Wieta Risk Matrix aims to formalise a system...
Think positive

Think positive

The second quarter 2017 Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index paints an encouraging picture of the South African agricultural sector. Despite the slight decline in the Confidence Index – by one Index point to 56 – a reading above 50 still qualifies as expansion in...
No, we don’t make the rules

No, we don’t make the rules

The Wine and Spirit Board has exciting tools to help you discover a wealth of knowledge about the wines you enjoy. And no, they don’t make the rules – they just apply them! Wine and Spirit Board (WSB) secretary Olivia Poonah has a tough job. South Africa’s wine...
Millennial drinkers and their behaviours

Millennial drinkers and their behaviours

Are Millennials receiving to much attention in marketing decisions? Or should we take notice when it comes to their likes and dislikes? Millennials are people born between 1981 and 1995, which means that they are currently 21-35 years old. The previous demographic...
Ties that bind

Ties that bind

When it comes to free trade agreements, there are a few frequent questions popping up conversation after conversation. Michael Mokhoro, South African Wine and Brandy stakeholder relations manager, shed light on these. Will SA ever increase the number of FTAs with...
Tax treats

Tax treats

Sars has addressed the uncertainty over the tax treatment of directors’ fees for non-executive directors (“NEDs”) in two rulings applicable since 1 June 2017. The first ruling (“BGR 40”) makes it clear that NEDs, as directors who are not involved in daily management...
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