Battling alcoholism during lockdowns has been a global struggle. According to the Alcohol Change Organisation, the rate of people admitted in hospitals during the years 2017-2020 increased by 7%, and this is before COVID-19 was upon us. Since then, the numbers have only skyrocketed. In an interview with The Drinks Business, Matt Lambert from the

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While a global pandemic hasn’t been great for businesses, it has had the hidden advantage of reducing consumer spending. Data published by online loan website Wonga provides some interesting stats about how lockdown impacted borrowing rates in South Africa. Wonga found that: In Level 5 lockdown, credit applications fell by 40%. The number of people

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