WATCH: SA alcohol consumption high despite economic hardships

Senior Business reporter Dimakatso Thugwana has compiled a series of stories, focusing on the business of alcohol and its effects. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Alcohol is big business worldwide.

Despite the economic downturn in South Africa, consumption remains very high. 

READ: Alcohol responsible for one in 20 deaths worldwide: WHO

South Africans may choose to forgo other necessities, but will not skimp out on their favourite tipple.

Senior Business Reporter Dimakatso Thugwana has compiled a series of stories looking at the business of alcohol and its effects. 

She explored the reasons why people drink.