SA’s liquor producers have welcomed the end to a fourth liquor ban and about R7.5bn in excise tax deferment but warn they are still not out of the woods as they battle to recover in a market where more than a fifth of sales are estimated to be illicit.

Liquor makers have now received the three-month break in excise payments they have long sought in the midst of a series of alcohol bans but called on the government to provide reassurance that another ban won’t be “arbitrarily” implemented...

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