EDITORIAL | SA has some junk choices to make to keep the economy ...

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EDITORIAL | SA has some junk choices to make to keep the economy afloat

The booze industry wants excise duties deferred, Cosatu wants a rate cut and and and ... what’s government to do?

Editorial

Whether you support it or not, there is no denying the booze ban is having a devastating impact on the jobs and livelihoods of many in SA.

The alcohol, hospitality and tourism industries have been hit hardest by Covid-19 and government is once again under pressure to come to the table to assist individuals and businesses in these sectors.

While lockdown level 3 lite means there is more economic activity than during the first level 3 lockdown last year, it has brought substantially less economic assistance from government...

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