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Inside the alcohol talks: We'll help healthcare system if you lift ban, industry bargains

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Health Minister Zweli Mkhize
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize
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The alcohol industry and business representatives met with Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Wednesday, as government prepares to lift the alcohol ban.

Business Unity SA CEO Cas Coovadia said the industry explained to Mkhize in the meeting that they were willing to assist government in dealing with the burden on the public healthcare system.

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