Restaurants to take on government in court over booze sales ban

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The country's restaurant industry has been batterd by the lockdown regulations including the ban on the sale of alcohol.
South Africa's eating establishments have been hit hard by Covid-19 and were closed during the hard lockdown, with some shutting down for good.

The Restaurant Association of South Africa is putting together a plan to support an application to the High Court to set the ban on liquor sales aside.

The association would not be drawn on whether it was joining South African Breweries' court application.

South Africa's restaurant owners are moving to take government to court in a bid to have the ban on the sale of alcohol set aside.

The country's eating establishments have been hit hard by the impact of Covid-19 and were closed during the hard lockdown, with some shutting down for good. Although restaurants have since reopened and continue to operate during the current Level 3 lockdown, they do so under a strict curfew and can't serve alcohol, which means they miss out on revenue from those sales.

The government imposed the ban on the sale of alcohol in December, after a sharp increase in Covid-19 cases that have now crossed over the 1.2 million mark.

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