CAPE TOWN –With close to three million jobs lost during lockdown in South Africa, the hospitality industry launched a social media initiative to help save jobs.
On Sunday, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a ban on alcohol sales for a second time and a new curfew which adds another blow to the already crippled industry.
In an attempt to raise awareness around their challenges, the restaurant industry shared black and white images of their employees using the hashtag #jobssavelives which highlights the number of jobs they’ve created and how many have been lost.
“Despite the limitations on alcohol sales – which are responsible for a significant portion of our revenue – we were thrilled to be able to reopen our doors after being closed for almost four months.
“We thought we’d finally seen a turning point and that things would start to improve, but sadly it looks like we were wrong,” said Matt Manning, Chef Patron at Grub & Vine.
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