SA lockdown: Restaurant Association warns of job losses

SA lockdown: Restaurant Association warns of job losses #eNCA

2020-05-23 12:54:00 PM

SA lockdown: Restaurant Association warns of job losses eNCA

The Restaurant Association of South Africa warns of possible job losses if the lockdown regulations continue.

The association's Wendy Alberts saysgovernment has been ignoring its plight.Alberts said that bigger players in the industry and bigger businesses are starting to feel the pinch.READ:Restaurants unlock takeaways​​​​​​​"The pressure is getting greater and greater in our restaurants. We’ve seen the repurcussions of the last two, three weeks in our industry," Alberts said.

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"We’ve seen the detrimental effect that deliveries-only has had on the infrastructure of the financial model that we’ve got."We’re just getting deeper and deeper into debt and our restaurants are really taking major strain."READ:Alberts said they have been in conversation with government about their requirements and requests.

"But we just feel nobody is listening to the requirements that we've got. There is no appreciation for restaurants in South Africa," Alberts said."We certainly need government listen to us. We're at a space where we're starting to lose a lot restaurants.

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ITKHUMALO Restuarants are a scam full chicken is R50 to R60 they charge you R150 to R200 with 10 chips which entails 1 medium potato ag you are 4 R1000 gone with Coke 300 ml R20 la gafa ewang mang la tena la tura le matswai a le a tshelang a tswang ka ditsebe. That's bad hey Job loses fo foreigners🤷🏽‍♂️so we don't care at all. PutSouthAfricansFirst PutSouthAfricaFirst

Coronavirus COVID19 ANC will always be corrupt, and racist! Whites are excluded from SolidarityRSA fund, which also leads to Black people losing their jobs! solidarityRSA fund run by the very same National CORRUPT ANC council!? That doesn't concern us as SAcns, that industry employs foreigners No one is listening to you. Your government does not care what happens to your restaurant or you or your staff. It’s game over

Well this is not an isolated case Everyone will be poor after this. It's sad This sector employs only foreigners so rena re tsena kae? So what. it's all foreigners who will loose the jobs. They are not employing South Africans, akere we are lazy. I dont care, let them lose their jobs This must be reported in Zimbabwe and Malawi cause it is non of our business since our brothers and sisters are not employed in that sector. What are saying exactly. Tell the people we are saying PutSouthAfricansFirst then we will no you are reporting for south Africans

In any case only 2% of SAns are employ in this industry. You talking to Zimbos n Malawians. As much as we don't need any job losses GovernmentZA must take necessary measures to fight this pandemic. It's a global threat. What happened to the billions that were meant to secure jobs during this pandemic?

dlaminizumamustfall Restaurants employ foreigners only 🙄 uLerato_pillay UmalambaneZN ITKHUMALO All restaurants employ foreigners...so this association must go and report to their embassies..this doesnt affect South Africans as they are not employed by any restaurant...futhi mcm Jobs that don't benefit South Africans PutSouthAfricansFirst

Solution - govt employs restaurants to make prepared meals - replaces food handouts - feeds people and employs people. They're doing this in the states... I heard This is not isolated to South Africa!

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Job losses soar, consumers can't cover their bills as Covid-19 lockdown bitesThe number of South Africans who have lost their jobs has increased sharply in the month since the beginning of April, according to newly released research from TransUnion. You guys are trying so hard to end the lockdown for profit. Places of work open only to close because employees test positive for Covid. and we are not going to enjoy the support that other's with capable gov, will. We are in fact, on our own....ALL of us, except the connected!

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