Restaurant industry to protest lockdown regulations


JOHANNESBURG – The restaurant industry wants one million seats placed on the streets around South Africa to protest lockdown regulations.

Widely considered as one of the industries hardest-hit by government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurant owners, staff, patrons and others are planning to make their voices heard on Wednesday.

President Cyril Ramaphosa is being invited to take a seat at an empty table.

The Restaurant Association of South Africa has been building momentum for the protest using the hashtag “jobs save lives”.

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.


Source: eNCA (