The dangers of the unstructured resumption of the sale of alcohol

The dangers of the unstructured resumption of the sale of alcohol

The lifting of the prohibition of the sale of alcoholic beverages in South Africa may not be as insignificant as we would like to think it is. The implications for those who depend on alcohol are severe.

On 1st of June 2020, South Africa moved from ‘level 4’ to ‘level 3’ restrictions promulgated by the government in response to the SARS-Cov-2 pandemic. The South African Network of People Who Use Drugs (SANPUD) note with alarm the significant size of the crowds that have gathered outside of retail liquor outlets and the celebratory atmosphere accompanying them.

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