- Dec 24, 2014
Cape Town – The UKZN Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research and Innovation, Professor Mosa Moshabela, says it is irresponsible for the liquor industry to expect the government not to place restrictions on alcohol over the Easter holidays.
Liquor industry stakeholders have warned that an outright ban would not be sustainable for the sector. It is estimated that the last three alcohol bans led to a loss in sales revenue of R36.3 billion for the alcohol industry.
Liquor Traders Formation convener Lucky Ntimane said another ban on alcohol would mean the end of the tavern sector as we know it.
It’s been reported that recommendations have been made to the National Coronavirus Command Council to restrict alcohol sales, as fears of a third wave of Covid-19 infections increase.