South Africans quench thirst with home brews during lockdown ban

29 May 2020, 3:47 PM
A craze for home brewing has swept across South Africa since the government banned the sale of alcohol to help hospitals and keep order during the coronavirus lockdown, good news for Frank van Wensveen, who owns a home beer brewing supply shop.
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