Competition Tribunal approves SAB’s acquisition of Smirnoff franchise rights

SOUTH AFRICA – The Competition Tribunal of South Africa has conditionally approved South African Breweries’ (SAB) proposed acquisition of franchise rights for Smirnoff ready-to-drink and Guinness-branded products from Diageo. SAB is the local subsidiary of […]

South African Breweries eyes the growing zero and low-alcohol beers market

SOUTH AFRICA – South African beer market is slowly taking up a growing global trend of consuming no- and low-alcohol beer (Nablab) categories, says South African Breweries (SAB). Zoleka Lisa, vice president for corporate affairs at […]

South African Breweries gets nod to acquire Diageo’s Smirnoff franchise rights

SOUTH AFRICA – The Competition Commission has conditionally approved South African Breweries’ (SAB) bid to acquire franchise rights of Diageo’s Smirnoff ready-to-drink (RTD) brands in South Africa. This will see SAB, South African subsidiary world’s […]

South African Breweries appoints Zoleka Lisa as vice president corporate affairs

SOUTH AFRICA – Anheuser-Busch InBev’s South African Breweries (SAB), subsidiary of has appointed Zoleka Lisa as its vice president corporate affairs for South Africa, SAB said Lisa, who assumed office on 01 July 2019, will […]

AB InBev and SA Breweries to launch alcohol-free grain snack to support farmers

SOUTH AFRICA – South African Breweries in partnership with the parent company AB InBev are piloting a savoury, alcohol-free grain snack, made from locally grown grain to support emerging farmers and community development initiatives, reports […]

AB InBev and SA Breweries invest US$30m in new production line

SOUTH AFRICA – Anheuser-Busch (AB) InBev Africa and South African Breweries (SAB) have invested US$30.92 million in a new production line launched at SAB’s Ibhayi Brewery in Port Elizabeth. This is the second line at […]

SA Breweries awards liquor traders with development certificates

SOUTH AFRICA – South African Breweries (SAB), Johannesburg-headquartered subsidiary of AB InBev has awarded licensed liquor traders with the Retailer Development Programme (RDP) certificates. This follows a successful training period which aim to provide the […]