Boots on the ground: behind SA's national lockdown

PODCAST | Trouble brews over the latest alcohol sales ban

27 July 2020 - 11:39 By Alex Patrick, Graeme Hosken, Paige Muller and Zama Luthuli
Tavern owners and restaurateurs are among those involved in the liquor industry who say the alcohol ban is a serious threat to employment and their livelihoods.
Tavern owners and restaurateurs are among those involved in the liquor industry who say the alcohol ban is a serious threat to employment and their livelihoods.
Image: City of Cape Town

President Cyril Ramaphosa banned the sale and distribution of alcohol for the second time on July 12, citing “clear evidence” that the use of alcohol places undue pressure on medical facilities.

However, the president's evidence is still hotly contested in the ministerial advisory Committee.

This episode of Boots on the ground: behind SA's national lockdown looks into the scientific validity of the latest ban.

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