GIULIETTA TALEVI: Ramaphosa unleashes the hairdressers on a shaggy nation
The lifting of restrictions on certain sectors of the economy announced last night will be welcomed by many, not least those who may now return to their jobs. But there are some strange inconsistencies in the new regulations
Hallelujah; I love the smell of leg wax in the morning. As for that shaggy look you’ve been cultivating in lockdown – well, its days are numbered.
Last night, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that restrictions would be eased on a whole range of economic activities in some of SA’s most employment-intensive sectors: restaurants (sit-down meals are back!), hotels, casinos, and all personal care services. Hairdressers, who’d been reduced to trimming in dark alleys on the sly, are now legally allowed to wield the scissors again...