Taverns flourish as drinking legislation stalls

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Soweto's Braamfischerville neighbourhood is home to about 55,000 people and it boasts 2,500 taverns - or about one drinking establishment for every 22 residents, according to Community Forum Police statistics released in late 2014. About a quarter of Braamfischerville's residents are under the age of 20 years old, according to the 2011 Census.

Bar owners report business is brisk in the neighbourhood with some outlets reporting hundreds of customers a day.

Tsakane Nkhwashu has run Tsakane's Tavern in Braamfischerville Phase 1 for about a decade and sells alcohol alongside groceries. 

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