NEWS ANALYSIS: Shambolic communication on bans draws fire on government
Authorities insist the aim of the liquor and tobacco bans is to save lives and protect health and wellbeing
Clumsy communication by the government sparked further shock and outrage this week, heaping more misery on tobacco companies and the R140bn alcohol industry through its apparent flip-flopping on how long the ban on both products will remain in place.
The prospects of an indefinite ban would have been an utter disaster and raised the possibility of even further wide-scale permanent closures and huge job losses for both industries. ..