I enjoy brewing and the challenges involved. I am self taught and rather good with my sweet beers.

I am South-African and want to know how to go legal and if it is worth the costs and challenges invloved.

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As a South African homebrewer I can happily report that it is legal to brew in South Africa. We have no legal limitation on what/how much we may brew. The only rule is: Do not sell your brewed product!

There are a few homebrew shops around, Beerguevera, brewmart, black kilt, etc. Google should help you find a good one close by.

Ask your questions on homebrew.stackexchange.com

For a active SA Brewing forum: wortsandall.co.za

There is a home brew club in most provinces. On wortandall you can find one close to you.

Better get brewing fast! The Nationals are starting soon! :D

Happy Brewing!


It is legal to home brew beers in unlimited quantities for personal use only. You may not for sell it without the required required permits or licenses. Registration as a "manufacturer not for commercial use" at the South African Revenue Service (SARS) is required to produce wine at home.

Happy brewing from a fellow home brewer in Cape Town

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