Cabinet has opened up the sale of alcohol as the country moved from Alert Level 4 to Adjusted Alert Level 3 of the national lockdown on Sunday night.
This follows calls from the liquor industry for government to relax the regulations saying they have adversely affected the sector.
In his address to the nation following his meeting with the National Coronavirus Command Council and Cabinet, President Cyril Ramaphosa said the sale will only be allowed from Monday to Thursday.
He also said learners will return to class on Monday morning.
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Earlier this month in the Eastern Cape, the community of Ntabozuko, formerly known as Berlin, lost three people after they had consumed a homemade alcohol concoction.
There have been at least 19 reported cases of people who have died in the province due to the consumption of homemade brews since the start of the lockdown in March 2020.
One resident in the area, Linda Malinga, says law enforcement agencies should do more to clamp down on these homemade concoctions.
Residents want justice after the latest fatalities due to home-brewed alcohol concoctions