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International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor urges South Africans to be alert and take caution when travelling internationally over this festive season as countries overseas are entering the second wave of the pandemic and lockdowns may ensue. 


The alcohol industry wants the government to allow for alcohol to be sold for off-site consumption on weekends. The National Liquor Traders Council (NLTC) and the Liquor Traders Association of South Africa (LTASA) said this will put small businesses and independent traders at less risk of shutting down. 

 


ANC Women's League president, Bathabile Dlamini recently shared her thoughts on the ban of alcohol and cigarettes. Ramaphosa could be speaking to the nation soon about easing lockdown regulations and some have their fingers crossed, hoping the alcohol and cigarette ban will be lifted. 


Restaurants have been hit hard by the lockdown regulations and they are now using the hashtag #JobsSaveLives to plea with the government for change. 


The ban on the sale of alcohol and cigarettes has been a topic of debate as there has been speculation about how long the ban will last. The government has now explained the extent of the ban. 


The hashtag #liquorshops has been trending, as many people have been making their way to liquor stores to buy alcohol. 


So your Matric exams are over and it's time to partay! But don't forget to stay safe out there while you're having fun. Here are a few tips on how to stay safe at big parties and festivals.

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