DA: Unbanning of e-commerce ‘long overdue'

DA: Unbanning of e-commerce ‘long overdue'

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says the Minister of Trade and Industry Ebrahim Patel’s decision to unban e-commerce is long overdue.

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The minister lifted some lockdown regulations on several industries in the latest government gazette published on Wednesday.

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The DA's Dean Macpherson says they had already threatened the minister with legal action.


"This repositioning by the minister follows unrelenting public pressure and legal action that the DA had initiated today in the High Court against the banning of unfettered access to e-commerce by South Africans.


"This moral victory for the country on e-commerce is testament to the powerful voice of South Africans and the DA in unison to regain sensibility during this lockdown crisis."

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