Picture: 123RF/KZENON
Picture: 123RF/KZENON

South Africans wanting to buy alcohol can do so between 9am and 5pm‚ Monday to Thursday, from next week.

This was one of the level 3 regulations announced by co-operative governance and traditional affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma on Thursday afternoon.

The regulations state that the sale of cigarettes‚ tobacco and tobacco-related products continued to be banned.

Alcohol can only be sold at businesses with valid liquor licences‚ and people will not be allowed drink alcohol where it is bought.

Other regulations include transportation and distribution of liquor to licensed premises can begin from Friday May 29; consumption of alcohol at the place of purchase is prohibited; sale of alcohol on Friday‚ Saturday‚ Sunday and public holidays is prohibited; and no special liquor licences will be issued for events.