Live coverage: Restaurants shut down SA streets in protest
This article was previously published on EatOut.co.za.
The South African restaurant industry has been battered and bruised due to the stringent lockdown restrictions amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, the industry is taking a stand. In the first of two planned protests this week, restaurants around the country have taken to the streets on Wednesday, 22 July in peaceful protest.
Organised by the Restaurant Association of South Africa, the #JobsSavesLives protest has restaurants standing together to contest the current lockdown regulations – which includes the reinstatement of the alcohol ban and curfew by placing more than a million seats on the streets nationwide. The empty seats represent the empty restaurants and jobs in jeopardy due to the current restrictions.
The Eat Out team is on the ground covering the protest and we will be updating this story with images throughout the day.
Rockets (Parkhurst), Joburg
The Hussar Grill (Durbanville), Cape Town
Espresso (Parkhurst), Joburg
Jason Bakery, Cape Tow
Tiger’s Milk (Durbanville), Cape Town
Marine Circle, Blouberg, Cape Town
Bree Street, Cape Town. Outside restaurants Burger & Lobster and Grub & Vine
Mykonos Taverna, Cape Town
Restaurants teams in Cape Town marching to Parliament, including chef Liam Tomlin
Mynt Cafe, Cape Town
Seabreeze, Cape Town
La Parada, Cape Town
The Lawns at Roundhouse, Cape Town
Thali, Cape Town
Jerry’s Burger Bar (Willowbridge), Cape Town
Stay tuned to Eat Out for updates.