Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni
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16 Nov 2021
6:38 pm

AfriForum may have a point – it’s time to end curfews

Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni

While the science supports the call for curfews to be scrapped, it also has potentially bad news for those against any future booze bans.

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Lobby groups have cast doubt over whether continued curfews are necessary to save lives, as the fourth wave of Covid-19 is expected to hit South Africa over the festive season. Industry players and civil society point to recent scientific evidence which raise questions over whether the ongoing curfew and restrictions on movement are justified. Applying pressure While civil rights group AfriForum has written to government to put an end to the 11pm to 4am curfew currently in effect across the country, the Beer Association of South Africa (BASA) argues that neither curfew nor alcohol bans will be necessary in the...