- The alcohol industry has welcomed the implementation of a partial ban on alcohol sales over the Easter weekend.
- The industry has lost around R36 billion in sales revenue over the last year.
- Keeping onsite consumption open over the long weekend will help boost revenue in the hospitality and tourism sector, the industry says.
The alcohol industry has applauded the government’s decision to implement a partial ban against alcohol sales over the Easter weekend, instead of a complete ban.
It says R36 billion in sales revenue has already been lost over the last year.
During an address on Tuesday, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the country would stay on a Level 1 lockdown over Easter but that alcohol sales would be restricted to onsite venues for the long weekend.
The South African Liquor Brand owners Association (Salba) welcomed the move to avoid a total ban, which was put into place
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