Glass container industry in South Africa has been hardest hit by the alcohol ban imposed by the government

The glass container industry in South Africa has been hardest hit by the alcohol ban imposed by the country government last month in order to curb high number of hospitalization as the country combats the COVID-19 pandemic. The industry has warned that if the ban continues, there'll be catastrophic consequences on livelihoods. The ban is the second of its kind, the first one was imposed in late March when the government declared hard lockdown restrictions. The ban was subsequently lifted and reinstated last month. Isanti Glass and Consol are the southern African nations biggest suppliers to the alcohol and non-alcoholic beverage. They produce about five million bottles a year. Managing Director at Isanti Glass, Shakes Matiwaza has more...