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Coca-Cola Co's Nigerian ambitions - Comment

This month, Ray Rowlands sets his sights on the recently-announced Nigerian venture between The Coca-Cola Co and the Tropical General Invest...

South Africa's Bulk Wine Curse - Comment

Trade show opening speeches are rarely roof-raisers and Cape Wine 2015's today was true to form. However, Siobhan Thompson's welcome address...

Will South Africa Raise Drinking Age to 21?

Last week, the South African government put up for public discussion proposed changes to the country's alcohol regulations. The 36-page Liqu...

Ethiopia competition to remain "intense" - Diageo

Diageo expects to see “intense price competition” continue in Ethiopia as new products emerge, but is “optimistic” for its future in the cou...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Distell Vineyards & Estates' CEO 20 Nov 2014

Olly Wehring

Earlier this year, South African multi-category drinks producer Distell set up a unit specifically for its higher-end wine portfolio. The CEO of Distell Vineyards & Estates, Carina Gous, spoke to just-drinks earlier this year about the new division, its plans abroad and the prospects for the broader South African wine category going forward.


just The Answer - Heineken Ethiopia GM 14 Mar 2013

Andy Morton

Heineken last week announced plans to build a 1.5m-litre capacity brewery in Ethiopia, which, with the second-largest population in Africa, is a major focus for international brewers.

Latest News

CCBA sells Appletiser stake to appease regulators 11 May 2017

Andy Morton

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa has offloaded a 21.5% stake in Appletiser to black-owned South African groups as part of its merger agreement.


"We need more capacity in Nigeria" - AB InBev CEO 8 May 2017

Lucy Britner

Anheuser-Busch Inbev is investigating increasing capacity in Nigeria, according to the brewer's CEO, as it strives to keep up with demand in the country. 


Distell acquires majority stake in Cruz Vodka 24 Apr 2017

Olly Wehring

Distell has purchased majority control of the Cruz Vodka brand, marking its entry into the white spirits segment.


Heineken opens Ivory Coast brewery 5 Apr 2017

Andy Morton

Heineken has officially opened its first Ivory Coast brewery, part of its EUR150m (US$160m) Brassivoire joint venture with African distributor CFAO.


Coca-Cola backs brands amid Nigerian legal row 29 Mar 2017

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co has defended Fanta and Sprite after a judge in Nigeria ruled the brands were potentially poisonous.


Heineken snaps up Stellenbrau craft brewery 29 Mar 2017

Andy Morton

Heineken has bought South African craft brewer Stellenbrau for an undisclosed amount.

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