Government speaks on extending alcohol drinking age in South Africa

Cabinet considers extending alcohol drinking age in South Africa

The Covid-19 pandemic has seen South Africa imposing an alcohol ban during the lockdown. Following the procurement of the Covid-19 vaccines, President Cyril Ramaphosa lifts the ban although he is exercising caution. In a bid to curb the effects of alcohol abuse, the cabinet is revising the Liquor amendment Bill.

One of the measures meant to achieve this is altering the legal age for drinking alcohol in the country. Following the announcement, it seems most are in line with the idea to extend the legal drinking age to 21 years.

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