Alcohol ban: industry requests urgent meeting with Minister Patel

PRESS STATEMENT BY THE BEER ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA 21 July 2021 Alcohol ban: industry requests urgent meeting with Minister Patel Following the wave of violence and destruction in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, which saw 161 liquor outlets and distribution centres looted and damaged, the beer industry urgently calls for the alcohol ban to be lifted so that […]

Beer industry calls on government to declare a state of emergency

PRESS STATEMENT BY THE BEER ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA 13 July 2021 KZN and Gauteng unrest: Beer industry calls on government to declare a state of emergency With incidents of criminality continuing in areas across KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, the beer industry is calling on the national government to urgently declare a state of emergency and drastically increase […]

Beer industry to submit urgent PAIA application to the NCCC

PRESS STATEMENT BY THE BEER ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA 11 July 2021 Continued alcohol ban: Beer industry to submit urgent PAIA application to the NCCC The Beer Association of South Africa (BASA) will be submitting an urgent Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) application to the National Covid Command Council (NCCC) to obtain the data and […]

I can’t breathe.

A cry from the SA craft brewing industry by Apiwe Nxusani-Mawela As I sit and think back on the past 18 months and the four episodes of alcohol ban that came after the state of National Disaster was declared, I cannot help but think of George Floyd and his famous last words “I can’t breathe”. […]

BASA supports SAB’s court action to overturn the 4th alcohol ban

PRESS STATEMENT BY THE BEER ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA  30 June 2021   BASA supports SAB’s court action to overturn the 4th alcohol ban  The Beer Association of South Africa (BASA) fully supports South African Breweries’ (SAB) court application to overturn the current 14 day fourth alcohol ban, which is in effect until 11th of July 2021.   While the […]

14 day alcohol ban will be the death knell for businesses and jobs

PRESS STATEMENT BY THE BEER ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA 27 June 2021 14 day alcohol ban will be the death knell for businesses and jobs The Beer Association of South Africa (BASA) is seeking legal advice on national government’s inexplicable decision to implement a fourth alcohol ban this evening, in the interest of protecting jobs and livelihoods. As […]

President Ramaphosa must save lives and livelihoods

PRESS STATEMENT BY THE BEER ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA 27 June 2021 President Ramaphosa must save lives and livelihoods – an alcohol ban will destroy jobs With President Ramaphosa scheduled to address the nation this evening on new measures to deal with the Covid-19 third wave of infections, the Beer Association of South Africa (BASA) urges government […]

FoodBev SETA grant window – OPEN

Important announcement: the FoodBev SETA grant window is now open for applications till 9th April 2021. Brewsters Craft are an accredited training provider and can assist with applications, recruitment and training.

BASA takes no-nonsense approach over the festive season

PRESS STATEMENT BY PATRICIA PILLAY  CEO OF THE BEER ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA 14 December 2020 BASA takes no-nonsense approach over the festive season to safeguard lives and protect 415 000 jobs With national government having confirmed that the country has entered a second wave of Covid-19 infections, the Beer Association of South Africa (BASA) […]