‘Township economies are the cornerstone to alcohol reform and our recovery’

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For the alcohol industry, the nine weeks of the national lockdown were especially tough. The sector is the backbone of many jobs in the townships and a vital source of income for many. Emmanuel Hlako pays for his drinks at Liquor City in Tembisa. He says he’s been looking forward to this day – when alcohol could be legally sold – for almost a month. Picture: Muhammad Hussain/City Press
For the alcohol industry, the nine weeks of the national lockdown were especially tough. The sector is the backbone of many jobs in the townships and a vital source of income for many. Emmanuel Hlako pays for his drinks at Liquor City in Tembisa. He says he’s been looking forward to this day – when alcohol could be legally sold – for almost a month. Picture: Muhammad Hussain/City Press

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