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Alexandra’s black market for booze under lockdown

Underground liquor has a long history in South Africa. Its next chapter is being written under the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown

High hopes, not much dope in marijuana beer and gin

It’s now okay to smoke cannabis, or at least it’s legal as long as you don’t buy your supply. But what about drinking it?

Cheers to the world’s fastest growing beer market

Africa is forecast to be the fastest growing total beverage alcohol region over the next five years.

​Betting on addiction is a sure winner

It is no coincidence that the biggest companies by far on the JSE trade on human weaknesses.

New quick stale-beer tester could prove food freshness

A cheap and quick system for testing how fresh beer is could give people a tool to test how fresh all their food is.

Exploring Africa’s favourite beers

Snapshots of Africa’s most popular beers and the breweries that created them during colonialism and post independence.

Designated driver needed on this sipping safari

This book reveals that there is more to craft beer than the the price tag and cute names.

The journey to the bottom of a (craft) beer glass

Beer-eaucracy is putting the cork in a craft beer revolution that could provide widespread development.

World’s biggest brewers mull $245bn tie-up

AB InBev is considering a takeover of SABMiller to consolidate its position in a market facing the increased popularity of indie craft beers.

Climate change has beer over a barrel

Without hops, there can be no beer - and South Africa's hops farms are in serious trouble because of climate change.

Craft brew is the new black

Two young beermakers are taking an artisinal approach to the still untapped black market.

Allan Gray invests in Zimbabwean beer and cellphones

Despite Zimbabwe's shrinking economy, Allan Gray is upping its stakes in the Zimbabwean sorghum beer and mobile phone markets.

A local success: SABMiller’s Nigerian ‘Hero’ beer

"Oh Mpa," the Nigerian version of SABMiller's Hero beer, is using a nostalgic appeal to local political ideologies to widen its marketshare.

Holy water replaces beer in Zim

Brewers are facing a stiff challenge from churches as hard-pressed Zimbabweans turn to God.

Is it beer o’clock in Cape Town yet?

Yes. Yes it is. And time flies at the Beerhouse in Long Street, where the range of ale is matched by the quality of the food.

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Johannesburg cannot police its future

South Africa’s biggest city is ground zero for debates about the long-term effectiveness and constitutionality of militarised urban policing and how we imagine the post-Covid city

Ithala backs its embattled chairperson

Roshan Morar is being investigated in connection with KwaZulu-Natal education department backpack sanitiser tender worth R4-million and a batch of face masks that vanished

Q&A Sessions: ‘My north star is the patient’

Rhulani Nhlaniki is Pfizer’s cluster lead for sub-Saharan Africa. As Pfizer starts phase III of the clinical trial of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate, he tells Malaikah Bophela that if it is successful, the company will ensure the vaccine will be available to everyone who needs it

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Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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