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) […]

Black Friday: BASA calls for responsible trade and consumption of alcohol

PRESS STATEMENT BY PATRICIA PILLAY  CEO OF THE BEER ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA 24 November 2020 Black Friday: BASA calls for responsible trade and consumption of alcohol With Black Friday coming up on 27 November 2020, and many retailers already running specials in the run up to Friday, the Beer Association of South Africa (BASA) […]

2020 South African National Beer Trophy Winners

A massive congratulations to the winning breweries. We commend everyone who managed to enter in what has been a tumultuous year. We are very pleased with the level of beers entered and look forward to a stronger beer category in the years to come. Gold Medals 2020 Devil’s Peak – Vannie Hout – Best Speciality […]

BASA welcomes the lifting of restrictions on off-consumption trade of alcohol

PRESS STATEMENT BY PATRICIA PILLAY  CEO OF THE BEER ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA 11 November 2020 BASA welcomes the lifting of restrictions on off-consumption trade of alcohol The Beer Association of South Africa (BASA) welcomes the announcement by President Ramaphosa this evening that the current restrictions on the off-consumption trade of alcohol will be lifted […]

Moderation, not prohibition, is the answer

By Patricia Pillay This opinion piece was first published on Fin24 on 17 September. https://www.news24.com/fin24/opinion/opinion-sa-needs-a-better-plan-than-liquor-sales-restrictions-20201016 South Africa is emerging battered and bruised from the national lockdown of our economy. But, while we may have weathered the initial Covid-19 storm, we now find ourselves navigating our way through unchartered waters. As we forge ahead, we need […]

Beer manufacturers commit to zero tolerance towards lockdown level 2 transgressors

PRESS STATEMENT BY PATRICIA PILLAY  CEO OF THE BEER ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA 02 September 2020 Following recent reports of alcohol outlets breaching the level 2 lockdown regulations, the Beer Association of South Africa (BASA) has committed itself to identifying establishments found breaking the law and cutting off their supply. Beer manufacturers will be requesting […]

Beer Association calls for responsible consumption as trade re-opens

PRESS STATEMENT BY PATRICIA PILLAY CEO OF THE BEER ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA 18 August 2020 Beer Association calls for responsible consumption as trade re-opens With the country moving to Alert level 2 of the lockdown today, which includes the re-opening of the sale of alcohol, the Beer Association of South Africa (BASA) calls on traders […]