South African Breweries (SAB) has enlisted a Tembisa taverner, a beer truck owner-driver, and an attorney whose work-life balance depends on his evening drink to join the company in its urgent application to the courts to get the government to lift the ban on alcohol sales.

SAB, which is estimated to produce more than 70% of SA's beer, has warned that it is reviewing its operations and could close plants and distribution centres and cut jobs and investment...

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