The balance between livelihoods and lives: Industry mulls legal action against 4th liquor ban

accreditation
Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
See you in quart: Liquor industry bodies are considering legal action against the fourth alcohol ban.
See you in quart: Liquor industry bodies are considering legal action against the fourth alcohol ban.
File

Foretelling job losses and the demise of small businesses, liquor industry bodies are considering legal action against the decision to ban alcohol for the fourth time since South Africa's Covid-19 lockdown began nearly 15 months ago. 

The Beer Association of SA (BASA), which represents the Craft Brewers' Association, Heineken South Africa and South African Breweries (SAB), said on Sunday night it "is seeking legal advice on national government’s inexplicable decision to implement a fourth alcohol ban ... in the interest of protecting jobs and livelihoods". 

Support independent journalism
Subscribe to News24 for just R75 per month to read all our investigative and in-depth journalism. You can cancel any time.
Subscribe
Already a subscriber? Sign in
Rand - Dollar
14.99
-1.5%
Rand - Pound
20.48
-1.2%
Rand - Euro
17.56
-1.3%
Rand - Aus dollar
10.87
-1.0%
Rand - Yen
0.14
-1.2%
Gold
1,746.70
+0.2%
Silver
22.33
-0.8%
Palladium
1,960.77
-1.3%
Platinum
973.55
-1.9%
Brent Crude
77.25
+1.4%
Top 40
57,643
0.0%
All Share
64,049
0.0%
Resource 10
57,254
0.0%
Industrial 25
82,879
0.0%
Financial 15
14,316
0.0%
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes Iress logo
Company Snapshot
Voting Booth
What potential restrictions on unvaccinated South Africans may make the biggest difference to public health, the economy?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Limited access to restaurants and bars
11% - 133 votes
Limited access to shopping centres
15% - 176 votes
Limited access to live events, including sport matches and festivals
26% - 306 votes
Workplace vaccine mandates
48% - 567 votes
Vote