The National Liquor Traders Council (NLTC) has urged the government not to impose tough COVID-19 restrictions on the sale of alcohol.
Much of South Africa is gripped by the third wave of infections.
Several bans on liquor sales imposed since South Africa was placed under a state of disaster more than a year ago helped free up bed space in trauma units but hit the alcohol industry hard.
The council’s Lucky Ntimane said: “Liquor traders and certainly taverners are united in the fight against COVID-19 and we are doing everything possible to keep our customers and staff safe. No one will come to a tavern expecting to misbehave or disregard the safety protocols. We won’t accept it.”
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