Confusion over on site and off site alcohol consumption ahead of Easter Weekend

The Beer Association of South Africa is concerned about the uncertainty and the rationale of banning off-site alcohol consumption again ahead of the long weekend. On Tuesday President Cyril Ramphosa announced that this restriction would kick in from this Friday until next Monday. However, on-site sales at restaurants, shebeens and bars will be allowed in line with the licensing conditions up until 11pm. Meanwhile, the National Liquor Traders Council said that it was relieved that bars and the like would still be allowed to stay open over the Easter long weekend.