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WATCH: Lockdown times are not working for us, say tavern owners

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Mika said she has five staff and she was forced to rotate her staff daily so each of them could work three times a week because she cannot afford to pay each of them for a month’s work.


27 Oct 2020
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WATCH: Lockdown times are not working for us, say tavern owners

Tarven owners outside Phosa's Tavern at Tembisa in Johannesburg, 18 August 2020, on the first day of level 2. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

Tavern owners were yesterday pleading to operate seven days a week due to the constant reduction in turnover while operating five days a week because many of their customers are at work during the week and cannot beat traffic to buy their favourite liquor. According to National Liquor Traders Council spokesperson Lucky Ntimane, the organisation is asking President Cyril Ramphosa for the Disaster Management Act regulations pertaining to the sale of alcohol for off-site consumption to be removed in order to save jobs and avoid financial losses. “Customers tend to not spend more than R100 when they visit the tavern...

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