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SA must fix its ‘dop system’

The Covid-19 lockdown has exposed the effects of South Africa’s weak alcohol regulations. Government and health campaigners want tougher policies, but the liquor giants are pushing back

The shebeens of suburbia

The noise around the notorious Saxonwold shebeen stirs nostalgia for beer halls serving longtoms in the leafy ’burbs, now replaced by ‘pop-up’ bars

Sozzled at the Saxonwold Shebeen

It's a mission to find a finance minister-in-waiting at the most famous pub of Africa.

Shebeens’ dreams go up in smoke

Furious tavern owners have complained that the proposed anti-smoking laws will not only destroy township businesses, but also kasi culture.

A jig for when the chips are down

The former choirmaster and dance teacher would rather invest in his future by buying a radio than by considering giving dance classes.

Smaller bottles could be alcohol brand’s key to Africa

Spirit-producer Diageo is betting smaller bottles can persuade sub-Saharan drinkers to sample its well-known labels, instead of homemade brews.

Shebeens call the shots in Gauteng

The new licence rules appear to render communities powerless to object to new shebeens popping up.

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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