The restaurant association of South Africa is lobbying to allow restaurants to open and individuals within the trade to continue to make a living.

Statistics SA regarding insolvencies and liquidations in the accommodation, food and beverage sector indicated how financially damaged the sector was. The total number of liquidations increased by 55.3% in the first four months of 2021 compared with the first four months of 2020.

They have written to president Ramaphosa pleading for the industry to open effectively. She joins us on the line this afternoon.