Rand manipulation wine prices

Shwa, at a watering hole in the neck of his woods, east of Johannesburg, Benoni, wondered if Bacchus, the god of wine, a good wine for that matter – which is a giver of laughter and happiness – would take kindly to escalating booze prices. For Bacchus must have felt sorry in her heart, that her friends, whom she adores dearly, and seeks to give happiness to them, if they so wish it, through waters of immortality, including Shwa, would be a subject of such a steep bill to settle for two glasses of house wine – a cool R100. How can anybody justify this R100 craziness? Sharply, the bartender retorted, with a toothy guffaw: “Blame it all on the rand-dollar manipulators; the bloody money capitalists!

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