In a bid to provide relief to the country’s battered tourism and hospitality industry, the government has eased some of the restrictions that hammered parts of a sector that was one of the few bright spots, growing and creating jobs, before the outbreak of Covid-19.

According to new regulations, people will now be allowed to book hotel accommodation for leisure in their own provinces, while restaurants can stay open later after the curfew imposed by President Cyril Ramaphosa earlier in July was moved to start an hour later than was first announced.

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