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Open letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa from the SA wine industry

By , 15 January 2021

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President of the Republic of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa.

The Institute of Cape Wine Masters, the Cape Wine Academy, the Cape Winemakers Guild and the Cape Wine Auction Trust today jointly issued a letter to South African President Cyril Ramaphosa urging the lifting the alcohol ban currently imposed as part of Coronavirus Alert Level 3.

To read it in full, download the following: Open Letter to President of the Republic of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa on behalf of the Wine Industry.

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  • Erika Joanne Hertzog18 January 2021

    You have to stop complying, you have to stand up for your rights, if 50000 Italian restaurants could do it so can you! There are no jobs, the economy is really screwed, stand together and invite patrons to your premises, start clubs, I have spoken to the restaurant ass. and various wine farms. It seems you do not appreciate input of consumers. I asked before, if you do not consider consumers important then perhaps you should keep complying. Many people are also prepared to buy shares in your companies and be rewarded with products. Be proactive. Also no jobs for Chefs or reps. Stop begging and do something please

  • GillesP15 January 2021

    Total waste of energy. Please refer to Michael Fridjhoen latest publishing on this website. Stop asking gently and nicely to people who don’t care and don’t have any respect for your industry.

    • Chris16 January 2021

      Exactly.
      We gave a constitutional right to earn a living so either keep selling or dont pay taxes.
      They will never listen to anyone as it does not benefit them,look out for yourself & your family.

      • Brighton16 January 2021

        Couldn’t agree more

      • Raai16 January 2021

        Chris
        I agree and then the government must stop all the import of other countries wine into our country’s retail outlets and the biggest one on import those wine is CHECKERS SHOPRITE

    • Kathleen Jean16 January 2021

      Exactly! All Wineries and farms should stand together and keep trading. Even if on line because of Hypocritical sop owners who cow tow to this Tyrant of a Government. They do not have any legal grounds to stop you from trading or people from buying or Restaurants from serving. It is time to stand up for you Constitutional Rights and look after yourself and industry, because this Government does not care, they probably want to buy you all out and own the Wine Industry and deliberately trying to bankrupt you. Stand up and don’t let them. There is nothing that they can do to stop you, especially if you get the International Community for Human Rights involved with the amount of Job losses and poverty as a result of this ridiculous ban that in reality, does nothing to help the Hospitals.

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