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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
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Is all alcohol equal, or is some alcohol more equal than others?

This is one of the questions before the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg as the AfriForum-aligned Southern African Agri Initiative (Saai) and its co-applicants, which includes wine farms and other wine industry bodies, asked the court to declare unlawful, invalid and unconstitutional the regulations prohibiting the sale and transport of wine.

The nub of their case is the government should have considered the wine industry when it decided to reinstate the prohibition on alcohol sales and transportation, court papers show.

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