Yes, we can’t stock up on our favourite tipple while the alcohol sales ban continues. You can make sure you’ve got the other boxes ticked, though.
Last week, South Africa officially entered our third wave. As numbers continue to climb, more voices are coming out in support of restricting the sale of alcohol.
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, managed to send out some mixed messages whilst addressing the media earlier today.
In an open letter to President Ramaphosa, key players in the wine industry have said that it won’t survive if the ban on sales and onsite consumption of alcohol continues.
If you’re caught committing a violation of adjusted alert level 3 lockdown rules, there’s some very important information that you should be aware of.
If you’ve been busted for committing a crime, you might want to consider not adding to the charges by offering officers a bribe.
We’re starting to get a taste of the knock-on effects of the ban on the sale of alcohol during the lockdown.
Once the voicenote began to spread, South Africans rushed to the bottle store in fear of being caught out once more.
The continued ban on the sale of alcohol is costing both the alcohol industry and external suppliers millions per day.
Now that the reinstated alcohol sales ban has effectively reduced pressure on the healthcare system, medical experts are calling on government to review the latest data.
The government is looking at a new proposal to lift the alcohol ban in South Africa, following protests and job losses.
Whilst the ban on the sale of alcohol has been shown to reduce trauma cases at hospitals, there is still some degree of mystery around how these decisions are reached.
I hope your liquor cabinet, or wine rack, is fairly well stocked, because there are suggestions that the current ban on the sale of alcohol could last for a while.
One of the more infuriating aspects of South Africa’s national lockdown, as we near the completion of 110 full days, is the seemingly arbitrary nature of many of the regulations.
South Africans were left shocked, and having to once again crunch those rationing numbers (welcome, smokers will say), but not quite as shocked as the alcohol industry itself.
A group of restaurants, led by Cape Town-based Chefs Warehouse, filed papers yesterday aimed at forcing the government to allow their patrons to drink alcohol with their meals.
South Africa was very, very thirsty following what was a lengthy ban on the sale of alcohol, with some familiar favourites snapped up in bulk.
All it takes is one voicenote and the panic begins, so here’s the latest from Minister in the presidency, Jackson Mthembu, on the government’s position.
As South Africans flock en masse to liquor stores across the country, some may find that their hopes of stockpiling have been dashed.
News24 reports that Dlamini-Zuma has told the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) that the sale of tobacco and alcohol should continue to be banned until the country reaches alert level 1.
If you’ve been dreaming of buying booze on the first morning of alert level 3, you’re not alone. With reduced trading hours, though, liquor stores are worried about total chaos.
A lawyer weighs in on what could happen if you’re caught advertising illicit alcohol or tobacco products on social media.
SAB could be forced to destroy millions of bottles of beer if the alcohol ban, in its current form, stays in place.
SAB has outlined a bid to allow for the sale of alcohol, in a series of proposals submitted to President Ramaphosa.
South Africa’s alert level 4 does not allow for the sale of alcohol, but alert level 3 currently does, within restricted trading hours.