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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

just the Answer: Distell Vineyards & Estates' CEO, Carina Gous 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 GM for Ethiopia, Johan Doyer 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

Anheuser-Busch InBev to build Mozambique brewery 8 Aug 2018

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev has confirmed reports that it is to build a new brewery in Mozambique.


Duet Private Equity spends over US$50m on AJEAST Nigeria stake 6 Aug 2018

Andy Morton

UK private-equity company Duet has bought a majority stake in West-African beverage manufacturer AJEAST Nigeria.


Scotch whisky granted legal protection against fakes in South Africa 6 Aug 2018

Andy Morton

The Scotch Whisky Association has said the registration of 'Scotch Whisky' as a trademark in South Africa will make it easier to fight counterfeits in the category's seventh-largest market by volume.


Anheuser-Busch InBev's Budweiser entrance puts Heineken on alert in Nigeria - CEO 31 Jul 2018

Andy Morton

Heineken's CEO has said Nigeria's premium beer market is on track for success despite pressure from value brands and the launch of Anheuser-Busch InBev's Budweiser.


Distell Group celebrates Nelson Mandela's birthday with Van Ryn's, Bain's gift packs 20 Jul 2018

Andy Morton

The Distell Group has marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela with the creation of a one-off gift pack containing bottles of Van Ryn’s 27-year-old brandy and Bain’s 15-year-old single grain whisky.


Ongoing drought sees wine harvest slide in South Africa - figures 9 May 2018

Olly Wehring

The most-recent wine harvest in South Africa was the smallest in over a decade, according to figures released this week.



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