Wine worth R1.5bn at risk of being lost as industry runs out of storage capacity
Alcohol sales ban threatens the financial viability of one of the biggest employers in the Western Cape
SA’s embattled wine industry could lose an estimated R1.5bn worth of stock as it runs out of space to store excess wine within the next few weeks as the new harvest starts amid the ban on alcohol.
The liquor industry is suffering a third alcohol sales ban after 12 weeks of restrictions in 2020 after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the prohibition towards the end of December. ..