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 […]

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 […]