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Life after the lifting of the ban on alcohol sale on this institution

Kukizi
By Kukizi | self meida writer
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The alcohol ban was lifted by the Government a few days ago.However , the life after the lifting of the ban on alcohol sale for some sectors is still hard .

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The Covid-19 pandemic brought a lot of damages socially and economically in South Africa. The different sectors suffered a blow in the hands of the lockdown in South Africa, in particular, the alcohol sector .

The government of South Africa implemented a ban on the sale and distribution of alcohol in December so that there could be reduction in the pressure on the healthcare sector.

The decision to suspend the sale of alcohol had been initiated to reduce pressure on hospitals in terms of alcohol related admissions .

The initiative worked as pressure got released thay enabled the healthcare facilities to focus entirely on Covid-19 patients. Even though the ban on alcohol sale got lifted a few days ago , its too hard for some alcohol sectors to get back on their feet.

The Independent On Line news reported that the Craft beer sector has been finding it to be back in business despite the unbanning of the alcohol ban.

Even though the unbanning brought relief to the alcohol sector , the Craft beer sector is not rejoicing.There is an estimation that the craft beer brewers and some business entities lost about 7 400 employees.

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It does not end there , there is report that about R14.2-billion got lost in terms of possible revenue and billions more were lost as potential taxes.

It is reported by the Independent On Line news that a survey which got conducted by the Craft Brewers Association of South Africa highlighted that 87.5 percent of the alcohol operators were at the risk of shutting down permanently.

Johan Auriacombe , who is an owner of of an alcohol company in Pretoria is reported to have revealed that the alcohol ban had devastating impacts on their sector.

He revealed how hard it was for them to sit around with expiring alcohol and not knowing when the alcohol ban would be lifted by the Government. He added that it was hard to plan for the future with the alcohol ban in place.

Still moving on , Johan is reported to have added that the measures that were implemented by the government presented challenges for his establishments to stay afloat .

He added that it was hard to be in business and was forced to release some of the workers in order to reduce expenses. He added that they tried to re-hire the employees back but it still was not working at all.

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Johan made revelations that they are experiencing problems regarding their sales.He is reported to have revealed that their sales have dropped by 80 percent.

He said that even though people are coming , they are spending less .As a result of drop in revenue , he said that it is affecting other sectors that are linked to them .

The alcohol industry in South Africa is one of the sectors that was severly affected by the ban on alcohol .

There are billions that were cancelled in investments which had to go towards the government as a result of the alcohol ban.Jobs were lost as well as a result of the alcohol ban. The ban has been lifted , but not everyone is smiling back.

https://www.iol.co.za/pretoria-news/news/craft-beer-industry-on-its-knees-due-to-covid-19-lockdown-a0ef233f-5cd7-4d18-8bdc-8b2bfc84e583

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