SHIRLEY DE VILLIERS: New law the final nail in restaurants’ coffin?
New labour rules could add 16% to restaurants’ costs. It’s a blunt instrument that threatens to tip a teetering industry over the edge
At lunchtime on Monday, Stats SA released its latest figures for SA’s beleaguered food and beverages sector. It was, as you can well imagine, a horror show.
Between the lockdown, a curfew, reduced seating due to social distancing, and a general climate of fear that has kept people home, the sector was down 36.3% in November against the same month last year...