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Liquor sales ban a devastating blow to SA wine industry

Liquor sales ban a devastating blow to SA wine industry

The decision announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his national address last night to suspend local liquor sales will deal a devastating blow to the South African wine industry which has already suffered great financial & job losses due to bans earlier in the...
SA wine tourism update

SA wine tourism update

The tourism sector has undeniably been one of the hardest hit globally and locally by the COVID-19 pandemic. The forecasts for job and economic losses faced by the sector are sobering and many industry experts have warned that these would be compounded if the sector...
Regulations for advanced level 3 released

Regulations for advanced level 3 released

Following President Ramaphosa’s national address on 17 June 2020 which entailed a further reopening of the economy, the regulations guiding the advanced alert level 3 were published late last night (25 June 2020). Download the regulations here. Areas of specific...
Health & safety protocols

Health & safety protocols

The South African wine industry is committed to adhering to all regulations and implementing health and safety requirements which will effectively address transmission risks of COVID-19 across the value-chain. The safety of the workforce, customers and consumers are...
SA wine industry update during COVID-19 level 3

SA wine industry update during COVID-19 level 3

The wine industry welcomes the further re-opening of the economy, which was announced by President Ramaphosa during his national address on 17 June 2020. The President also specifically raised the issue of violence, especially gender-based violence, road accidents and...
Fairtrade provides COVID-19 relief

Fairtrade provides COVID-19 relief

Flocert-certified wine grape producers and cellars who are members of Fairtrade South Africa, are eligible for contributions from this organisation’s COVID-19 Humanitarian Fund. Fairtrade provides relief in the form of food parcels to employees of South African...
Wine competitions during Lockdown Level 3

Wine competitions during Lockdown Level 3

There has been uncertainty in the industry on whether the judging of wines during wine competitions may continue under the regulations applicable to the Level 3 lockdown, as well as the restrictions that apply during judging activities. The industry has requested a...
Marketing & promotion of liquor products

Marketing & promotion of liquor products

In addition to the Q&A circulated on 29 May 2020, we would like to draw your attention to some key elements, as per the liquor industry’s undertaking of self-regulation. As an outcome of the deliberations between the Department of Trade, Industry & Competition...