Zim mulls weekday alcohol sales ban

2017-09-18 15:28

Zimbabwean beverage companies Delta Corporation and African Distillers are set to either ready for a fight with the government or face a sales drop amid plans to bar alcohol sales during the week.

How beer is smuggled across the border and sold in Springs

2017-09-15 10:02

Chibuku Super, a brand of opaque sorghum beer manufactured by Delta Breweries in Zimbabwe, is smuggled across the border in two-litre plastic bottles.

State wants a say in how to make beer

2017-07-23 06:04

In rural areas countrywide, drinkers of home-made beer opt for the best fermented beverage based on how the brewer prepares it. And thanks to word of mouth, people know which brewers to support and which to avoid.

Boozing makes your cells age faster

2017-06-28 10:03

DNA studies reveal that alcoholics have shorter telomeres, key markers of ageing and overall health.

Excess alcohol may speed muscle loss in older women

2017-06-09 10:43

A study found that after menopause, frequent drinkers had four times the risk of sarcopenia.

Drunken workers delay construction of Alexandra clinic

2017-05-23 13:14

Completion of the clinic was scheduled for mid-2017, but workers are frequently not in a fit state to do their day’s work.

Liquor traders to convene against discrimination

2017-04-16 06:01

The newly formed liquor traders’ organisation, the National Liquor Forum, has vowed to fight for transformation and battle discrimination in the alcohol sector.

Distell further ramps up African investment

2017-04-04 19:43

Distell ramps up its investment in Africa with the acquisition of a further stake in Kenya’s foremost spirits, wine and ready-to-drink manufacturer and distributor.

The skinny on ‘lite’ alcohol

2017-03-17 15:56

You choose a lite wine, hoping it’s going to help keep the kilos at bay. But what is it that makes wines ‘lite’ or ‘light’?

Dagga and alcohol combo recipe for varsity dropout

2017-03-10 13:00

A new study found that university students who consistently consumed moderate-to-high quantities of both dagga and alcohol had lower marks than their sober peers.


Taverns a temptation for pupils

2017-09-17 05:57

Pupils bunking classes to hang around shebeens and taverns is a common problem for township schools, says the department of basic education.

‘Can I drink alcohol if I have diabetes?’

2017-08-01 08:08

For anyone – whether you have diabetes or not – the key word when consuming alcohol is moderation.

SEE: 60% of SA teens have been drunk

2017-06-28 13:55

The level of drug and alcohol use in South Africa is alarming. Reports show that some 60% of teenagers have been drunk. Here are the stats.

Even moderate drinking may dull the ageing brain

2017-06-09 11:24

Regular drinkers may find their mental abilities beginning to slip as they age.

Cirrhosis could increase stroke risk in older people

2017-06-08 10:03

Cirrhosis – a stiffening of liver tissue – is often tied to excessive alcohol use.

9 habits that could hurt your digestive system

2017-05-23 10:53

When last did you give your gut any thought? Turns out these nine common habits could actually be causing damage to your digestive system.

World's best brandy is made right here

2017-04-09 08:54

South African brandies recently triumphed at the World Drinks Awards in London, where Oude Meester Demant claimed the ultimate accolade of World’s Best Brandy.

Daily glass of beer or wine might be good for the heart

2017-03-27 09:14

However, drinking more than a 'moderate' amount increased the risk of many heart health problems, including sudden heart death, heart failure, cardiac arrest and stroke.

KZN's tough new liquor laws leave supermarkets 'dry'

2017-03-15 22:50

New legislation in KwaZulu-Natal, intended to curb underage drinking, means that dozens of stores no longer sell wine.

SEE: Can your liver handle the alcohol?

2017-02-16 15:29

How often do you think about your liver when you drink alcohol? How many alcoholic drinks can you safely drink in a day? We answer these questions and more...

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