[LOCKDOWN] Alcohol and cigarette ban costing SA billions - Justice Project SA
The 21-day lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19 came with a ban on alcohol and cigarette sales.
Justice Project SA chairperson Howard Dembovsky says the country is losing billions because of these regulations.
Speaking to Clement Manyathela, Dembovsky says there is no evidence to show that the consumption of alcohol causes people to be at more risk of contracting coronavirus.
When it comes to the sale of cigarettes we are losing approximately R35 million per day in levies and the other taxes imposed in cigarettes.Howard Dembovsky, Chair - Justice Project SA
In alcohol, we are looking at losing probably about R100 million per day in levies and revenues.Howard Dembovsky, Chair - Justice Project SA
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