Wine stink

A pressure group has threatened to bring a class action against the government and the wine industry over the issue of alcohol abuse among farmworkers.

A pressure group has threatened to bring a class action against the government and the wine industry over the issue of alcohol abuse among farmworkers.

The Black Association of the Wine and Spirits Industry yesterday called for the establishment of an industry fund to change people's attitude to drinking, and to set up an institution to treat alcoholics.

It said the government and the industry were responsible for creating thousands of alcoholics through the notorious "dop system".

President Nosey Pieterse said failure to set up the fund would leave the body with no option but to lodge a class action. - Sapa

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