The reinstated alcohol ban and 9pm curfew has pushed the restaurant industry to its knees.
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.