See you in quart: This beer group is challenging past booze sales bans ahead of holidays

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Previous alcohol sales bans cost the alcohol industry R42.2 billion.
Previous alcohol sales bans cost the alcohol industry R42.2 billion.
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Government is facing yet another legal challenge to its lockdown regulations, this time from a lobby group representing alcohol producers.

In what could be viewed as a preemptive strike ahead of the coming festive season, the Beer Association of South Africa (BASA) has launched an application at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria for the review of Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma's past restrictions on the trade - hoping to have them declared invalid.

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 national lockdown declared by President Cyril Ramaphosa last year, lobby groups have challenged various aspects of the lockdown restrictions, especially those that banned the trade of alcohol and cigarettes at higher levels of the lockdown.

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