SAAI Heads To Court docket Over Reinstated Alcohol Gross sales Ban

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The Southern African Agri Initiative (SAAI) is heading to court docket over the ban on alcohol gross sales.

Simply over per week in the past, the president reimposed the ban to release ICU hospital beds for COVDID-19 sufferers.

Agri Western Cape stated that the preliminary ban on gross sales resulted in losses of greater than R3 billion within the wine trade alone.

The SAAI stated that it could strategy the Northern Gauteng Excessive Court docket on 18 August in a bid to have the ban on the sale and consumption of wine in eating places put aside.

The organisation’s Francois Rossouw believes the strict laws are arbitrary and irrational.

Rossouw stated that whereas taxis might unfold the virus, they have been nonetheless allowed on the roads at 100% capability.

Eating places could also be open however are banned from serving wine and different liquor in a regulated, hygienic surroundings the place bodily distancing is utilized.

The organisation believes that authorities’s laws are threatening the existence of a number of the oldest wine farms within the nation.

The SAAI will request the court docket to repeal a piece of the brand new laws to permit wine to be served on wine farms and in eating places.

The applying is supported by 13 different candidates from the wine trade.


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