Agri Western Cape rallies behind Vinpro on court bid against alcohol sales ban

The application is seeking urgent interim relief for producers and wants the Western Cape premier to be given the power to adopt deviations to enable off and on consumption alcohol sales in the province.

FILE: The matter will be heard next Friday. Picture: 123rf.com

CAPE TOWN - Agri Western Cape has thrown its support behind wine producers’ body Vinpro in its court challenge of the ban on alcohol sales.

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The application is seeking urgent interim relief for producers and wants the Western Cape premier to be given the power to adopt deviations to enable off and on consumption alcohol sales in the province.

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The matter will be heard next Friday.

Agri Western Cape CEO Jannie Strydom said: “Agri Western Cape will support any effort to protect the livelihoods of thousands of people who are dependent on an optimally functioning wine value chain.”

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