The current alcohol ban is history repeating itself
Prohibition? We’ve been here before. SA’s current alcohol ban has prompted a look at the country’s history.
If you have a desire for a product like alcohol, and if you have enough cash, you will get it – whether it’s banned or not.
South Africa is no stranger to prohibition legislation.
In the 1960s similar laws were in effect – but mainly aimed at African consumers.
Prof Paul Nugent, Professor of Comparative African History at the University of Edinburgh, looks back on the temperance movement and prohibition in South Africa.