The Cape High Court today reserved judgement in the court case during which Vinpro contested the approach followed by Government towards liquor ban restrictions within the Disaster Management Act.

Following arguments from the legal representatives of Vinpro and Government, the full bench of three judges has reserved judgement on the three points argued, which included Vinpro’s argument regarding the structure of Government, an interim application asking to take evidence regarding the third wave into account, as well as the issue of mootness since the ban has been partially lifted.

“We are hopeful for a positive outcome and eagerly await feedback on these important principles that would govern decision-making regarding future wine sales bans,” says Vinpro MD Rico Basson. “In the interim we remain committed to our various efforts to fully reopen and rebuild the South African wine industry.”

Issued by: Vinpro

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