Official launch of BASA

Last week saw the official launch of the Beer Association of South Africa at the awesome Mad Giant Brewery in Fox street, Johannesburg.

The event was attended by leaders from our member companies, government officials, civil society partners and the media. 

Our CEO Sanele Gaqa presented the BASA’s strategic imperatives and action plan, which was followed by a panel discussion on the future of Beer in South Africa and the BASA’s role going forward. 

The panel discussion was facilitated by our Master of Ceremonies journalist Cathy Mohlahlana and included the following panellists:
Sanele Gaqa – BASA CEO
Apiwe Nxusani-Malewa – Craft Brewers Association
Gerrit van Loo – Heineken South Africa
Ricardo Moreira – South African Breweries

You can download the launch press statement here

“We are pleased to see so many of our key partners attending our launch. BASA looks forward to working with government, the private sector and civil society in order to ensure the sustainable growth of the sector and to continue making a positive economic and social contribution to South Africa.”   – Sanele Gaqa 

On stage: Apiwe Nxusani-Malewa, Gerrit van Loo, Ricardo Moreira, Sanele Gaqa and Cathy Mohlahlana