Booze ban puts black-owned business development on ice
The continuing ban on alcohol may be protecting our fragile healthcare system, but it is also threatening at least one million jobs across the liquor industry value chain, from glass and aluminium container manufacturers, to township entrepreneurs, who are predominantly women.
People working in the restaurant, food and alcohol industry take part in a nationwide protest against provisions in South African government Lockdown legislation, which threatens the survival of the businesses and jobs, in Cape Town city centre, on July 22, 2020. The reintroduction on the ban on alcohol sales and a night curfew by the South African government will have a negative economic impact on the hospitality industry. (Photo by RODGER BOSCH / AFP)