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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

South Africa boosts wine export value - figures 22 Feb 2017

Andy Morton

South African wine's export value growth jumped ahead of export volumes' last year as producers focussed on premium bottled lines.

AB InBev targets South Africa with redundancy plan 23 Jan 2017

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev is offering voluntary redundancy to management in South Africa as it looks to restructure operations in the country following its takeover of SABMiller.

Three separate fires hit South Africa's wine lands 10 Jan 2017

Olly Wehring

Four wineries in South Africa’s Western Cape have been damaged by fires in the region, with a fifth, in Paarl, being "practically burnt to the ground".

Hess Family Wine Estates sells Glen Carlou in SA 23 Dec 2016

Andy Morton

California’s Hess Family Wine Estates has sold its South African winery Glen Carlou for an undisclosed sum.

AB InBev sells off SAB's Distell holding 15 Dec 2016

Olly Wehring

Anheuser-Busch InBev has completed its SABMiller asset divestment programme in time for Christmas, offloading its near-30% stake in Distell today.

AB InBev stock disappoints in Johannesburg 14 Dec 2016

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev is in line to end its first year on the Johannesburg stock exchange well down on its debut price, according to a report.

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