Role Of BevSA

Role Of BevSA

BEVSA provides a neutral forum in which members convene to discuss common issues while maintaining their tradition of spirited competition in the South African marketplace. The Association also serves as liaison between the industry, government and the public, and provides a unified voice in legislative and regulatory matters. As the national voice for the non-alcoholic refreshment beverage industry, the Beverage Association of South Africa staff of legislative, scientific, technical, regulatory, legal and communications experts effectively represent members' interests.

Our members have
  • Worked to develop and provide more beverage options with fewer calories/kilojoules, including more reduced, low- and no-calorie product offerings.
  • Introduced smaller portion size options
  • Working with department of Health to guide members in advocating for and providing meaningful and understandable fact-based nutrition information on their products in line with the guidelines on Nutrition Labeling.
  • Working with industry to amend the Marketing to Children code to cover even more programming and marketing communications to children under the age of 12.
  • Partners to support nutrition and physical activity programs, and research and partnerships that advance nutrition science.

Latest news

  • Health Promotions Levy – a net negative impact on South African non-alcoholic beverage industry

    Posted in Media Release, statements on Feb 28, 2019

    In the ten months since the Health Promotions Levy (HPL) was introduced, it has put pressure on the local non-alcoholic industry in already difficult operating conditions, as well as raising prices for hard-pressed consumers. The net impact of the levy has been compounded by subdued economic growth in the country and higher input costs of raw materials and ingredients, in particular, sugar. Consequently, this is limited the opportunity for growth and job creation in the sector and has resulted in downward pressure on the full value chain.