As SA shops til it drops for dop, tavern owners count the cost

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As SA shops til it drops for dop, tavern owners count the cost

Queues for booze formed across SA as the sales ban lifted, but pubs are struggling to bounce back

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As Gordon Human shelled out R20,000 for whisky and rum, tavern owner Abraham Mkhabela was still counting the cost of SA’s alcohol prohibition.

Human, on behalf of himself and two mates, packed his trolley with bottles of Bell’s whisky and Red Heart rum, his favourites, on Tuesday. The trio each contributed more than R6,000.

Their plan, Human said at Makro in Strubens Valley, was to not come up short if the sales ban was reinstated...

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