- Speculation has been rife that the Easter weekend could see a crackdown on alcohol sales.
- No formal announcement has yet been made regarding updated lockdown restrictions.
- The liquor industry, however, has launched a preemptive strike, warning that a fresh ban on alcohol sales could be devastating.
South African alcohol industry lobby group the SA Liquor Brandowners
Association (SALBA) has launched a preemptive strike amid fears that liquor
sales could be restricted during upcoming public holidays, saying it would
“formally seek reasons” for such a decision.
It urged the Ministerial Advisory Council to distance itself from any
further restrictions to liquor sales, saying such a move would be a
“clearly unscientific decision”.
No formal announcement has been made regarding updated lockdown
restrictions, but speculation has been rife that the Easter weekend could see a
crackdown on alcohol sales. Sunday Times reported that government is
considering restricting or entirely barring the sale