International Beer Day: BASA encourages consumers to visit BrewRoutes 

Today, 5th of August, is International Beer Day, where beer lovers around the world come together to celebrate the art and science of brewing beer and to raise a toast to everyone who brews and serves beer.  South Africa is the largest beer producer and consumer on the African continent. The beer industry is also […]

2022 Budget Speech: Beer industry requests meeting with Minister Godongwana to discuss relief for craft breweries

PRESS STATEMENT BY THE BEER ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA  23 February 2022    2022 Budget Speech: Beer industry requests meeting with Minister Godongwana to discuss relief for craft breweries   The Beer Association of South Africa (BASA) notes Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana’s announcement that excise beer products will see a 5.5% increase, which is in line with inflation. […]

2022 Budget Speech: Excise relief critical for survival of our local beer industry

PRESS STATEMENT BY THE BEER ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA 16 February 2022   2022 Budget Speech: Excise relief critical for survival of our local beer industry Ahead of his inaugural Budget Speech next week, 23rd February 2022, the Beer Association of South Africa (BASA) calls on Minister Enoch Godongwana to ensure the future sustainability and profitability of the […]

SA National Beer Trophy – 2021 Winners

On the 26th of November, BASA attended the South African National Beer Trophy (SANBT) awards, which were held and announced digitally over Zoom. In an effort to promote responsible drinking, BASA partnered with the organizers of the SANBT, and waived the entry fee for any beers under 3.9% ABV, irrespective of their categories. The BASA […]

BASA calls on Minister Patel to save jobs

20 October 2021 BASA calls on Minister Patel to save jobs and prevent the NCCC from recommending non-scientific alcohol bans in future   With the recent media announcement made by Police Minister Bheki Cele that alcohol sales will be banned on the 1st of November – the date of the local elections-  BASA remains concerned that there […]

Beer Association launches Beer Tourism Week

PRESS STATEMENT BY BEER ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA 22 September 2021 Beer Association launches Beer Tourism week to support local craft breweries hard hit by the four alcohol bans In support of Tourism Month in September and the lead up to World Tourism Day on 27th of September, the Beer Association of South Africa (BASA) has […]

Beer industry cautiously welcomes further easing of lockdown restrictions

PRESS STATEMENT BY BEER ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA 12 September 2021 Beer industry cautiously welcomes further easing of lockdown restrictions The Beer Association of South Africa (BASA) cautiously welcomes President Ramaphosa’s announcement tonight that, from tomorrow, the country will move to adjusted level 2, which will see a new curfew of 23h00 to 04h00; on-consumption […]

BASA lobbies for excise relief for the beer industry

Yesterday, the Beer Association of South Africa (BASA) made a presentation to Parliament’s StandingCommittee on Finance on its opposition to above inflation increases in excise taxes. This is the firstof a number of engagements it plans to hold with government in the lead up to next year’s Budgetspeech. Its submission, during public hearings on the […]

NCCC must lift alcohol ban to prevent total collapse of the industry

PRESS STATEMENT BY THE BEER ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA 25 July 2021 NCCC must lift alcohol ban to prevent total collapse of the industry With the National Corona Virus Command Council (NCCC) scheduled to meet Cabinet today on the government’s response to the Covid-19 third wave, the beer industry urges these decision makers to lift the alcohol […]