Coronavirus regulations: Partial but significant lifting of alcohol ban
By Christian Eedes, 1 February 2021
According to an announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa earlier tonight, South Africa remains on Alert Level 3 in order to contain Coronavirus infections but restrictions on the sale of alcohol have been reduced. Alcohol sales from retail outlets are permitted Monday to Thursday, 10h00 to 18h00. Onsite consumption of alcohol is permitted at licensed outlets from 10h00 to 22h00. Wine farms and micro-breweries may sell alcohol for off-site consumption during their normal operating hours. New curfew hours are from 23h00 to 04h00 (non-essential establishments such as restaurants and bars must close at 22h00).