‘There is no scientific link that the consumption of alcohol raises the risk of contracting COVID-19’ – SAB on latest alcohol ban.
South Africans deserve clarity on how the alcohol ban is supposed to alter infection trends and why it’s the only country of 80 with a ban.
The liquor industry is “deeply concerned” about the latest alcohol ban saying that small businesses are already on their knees.
Suspecting that this latest alcohol ban will go on for longer than 14 days, one liquor organisation is mulling legal action against the government.
The updated Lockdown Level 4 regulations have thrown South Africa’s restaurant sector into survival mode once again.
Liquor traders have warned that the latest alcohol ban could be the death knell for some small taverns, while illegal traders flourish.
The liquor industry has pleaded with the government not to institute yet another alcohol ban as new Covid-19 infections rise.
Can South Africa stomach another alcohol ban? Well, it just might have to: The NCCC is considering proposals to further limit liquor sales.
With COVID infections spiking in Gauteng, the provincial command council outlined what should happen. Level 5? Alcohol ban? Find out here.
The alcohol ban has undoubtedly been one of the most contentious measures that have been implemented since the start of the lockdown
A controversial draft policy by the World Health Organization (WHO) that advises that women aged between 18 and 50 should stop drinking has been slammed for being sexist.
Liquor traders have reacted to the government’s latest decision regarding the new alcohol rules for bars and taverns under lockdown level 3.
Ramaphosa announced that alcohol sales will once again be limited, with sales only permitted between Monday and Thursday.
Despite all the assurances government has given liquor traders recently, pressure to bring back a blanket alcohol ban for SA is rising.
Some bars and liquor trading outlets will shut their doors on 16 June to attend training to fight the pandemic.
The sector has called for engagement with government to prevent another alcohol ban being enforced
Legal liquor traders have argued that their products are safe to drink unlike those of illicit traders that thrive during alcohol bans.
Alcohol bans cost the industry R36.3 billion in lost sales and the state lost R8,7 billion in excise tax and R29.3 billion in tax revenue.
‘We are done participating in unjust…bans that seek to destroy our businesses’ – National Liquor Traders Council on alcohol ban
COVID-19 infections are likely to soar in the coming weeks, thanks to a third wave of the virus – and the calls to crack down on alcohol are growing.
Caution is the name of the game: The liquor industry has suffered through the pandemic, and one leading brand fears a fifth alcohol ban will happen soon.
The argument about alcohol bans influencing a drop in trauma cases across South Africa has been picked apart by this peer-reviewed research.
Alcohol sales at bottle stores will only be prohibited this coming Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, Ramaphosa announced.
Death, taxes, and long queues at liquor stores ahead of another family meeting: South Africans are stocking up, due to rumours about another alcohol ban.
The alcohol industry could be in for some bad news when President Cyril Ramaphosa announces tighter lockdown restrictions ahead of the Easter weekend