Just a week after the country’s largest brewer, SA Breweries, took the government to court over its alcohol sales ban, a group representing about 4,200 wine farms across the country is threatening to launch its own legal challenge.

The Southern African Agri Initiative (Saai) said the ban had left many small farmers in a financial bind. It has also left the R140bn liquor industry reeling amid fears of another jobs bloodbath across the value chain. The liquor industry contributes 3% to GDP and supports roughly 1-million jobs...

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