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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

Fifth Generation debuts Tito's Handmade Vodka in Africa 13 Nov 2017

Andy Morton

The owner of Tito's Handmade Vodka, Fifth Generation, is to launch the brand in Africa as the company continues to up its international footprint.


Heineken races to catch up with Ivory Coast beer demand 1 Nov 2017

Lucy Britner

Heineken has brought forward the next phase of investment in its Ivory Coast brewery, as it looks to cope with demand for the Ivoire lager brand.


Maritime & Mercantile International secures Asahi distribution after South Africa deal 9 Oct 2017

Andy Morton

Dubai-based distributor Maritime & Mercantile International is to handle Asahi's portfolio in South Africa after acquiring a majority stake in Brand 2 Consumer Premium Drinks Co.


Coca-Cola Co closes on Anheuser-Busch InBev's control of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa 5 Oct 2017

Olly Wehring

Anheuser-Busch InBev and The Coca-Cola Co have completed the transition of the former's stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa to the latter.


Anheuser-Busch InBev's South African Breweries to create 10,000 jobs by 2021 5 Sep 2017

Lucy Britner

Anheuser-Busch InBev's South African Breweries (SAB) unit has launched an entrepreneurship campaign to help create 10,000 jobs in South Africa by 2021. 


Carlsberg's Baltika Breweries enters Democratic Republic of Congo 17 Jul 2017

Andy Morton

Carlsberg is to launch its Russian Baltika Breweries brand in the Democratic Republic of Congo, starting with non-alcoholic malt drink Baltika 0 Grain.

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