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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'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.


Anheuser-Busch InBev invests US$207m in South African Breweries expansion 12 Jul 2017

Lucy Britner

Anheuser-Busch InBev's South African Breweries unit has invested ZAR2.8bn (US$206.7m) in expansions at its Alrode and Rosslyn breweries. 


Coca-Cola Beverages Africa completes Equator Bottlers purchase in Kenya 7 Jul 2017

Andy Morton

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa has bought Kenya’s third-largest bottler, Equator Bottlers.


Heineken sponsors Ethiopian athletics with non-alcoholic Sofi Malt 5 Jul 2017

Andy Morton

Heineken has signed a five-year sponsorship deal with the Ethiopian Athletics Federation through its Sofi Malt brand.


Anheuser-Busch InBev targets synergies with Nigerian brewers' merger 7 Jun 2017

Olly Wehring

Anheuser-Busch InBev has proposed a merger of the three Nigerian beer companies in which it holds majority control.

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