SA Lockdown: Restaurants protest restrictions

The restaurant industry has taken one of the most serious knocks with many forced to close their doors permanently. Many have been allowed to reopen for sit-down meals, but the alcohol ban is causing severe losses. Our reporter Nobesuthu Hejana is in Wellington. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The restaurant industry is taking its frustrations to the streets.

Owners are calling for some of the lockdown regulations to be eased as their businesses are taking financial strain.

No permission has been granted for the protest but restaurant owners are going ahead with it anyway.

READ: Curfew, alcohol sale ban a blow to restaurants

The Restaurant Association of South Africa has been building momentum for the protest using the hashtag #JobsSaveLives.

Restaurants are appealing to all who work, eat, supply or simply want to lend support to an industry on the brink of collapse to take a stand by taking a seat.

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The Restaurant Association of South Africa has been building momentum for the protest using the hashtag #JobsSaveLives.

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The restaurant industry has taken one of the most serious knocks with many forced to close their doors permanently. Many have been allowed to reopen for sit-down meals, but the alcohol ban is causing severe losses. eNCA's Silindelo Masikane joins us from Parkhurst for more. Courtesy #DStv403

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