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Back to business for restaurants, cinemas, theatres, casinos and others

Following new amendments, employers who operate restaurants, cinemas, theatres, casinos, museums, galleries, libraries, archives and conference centres as well as personal care services (e.g. hairdressers and tattoo parlours) may open again. Certain sporting (contact and non-contact) activities are also permitted to resume.

By Dhevarsha Ramjettan, Kirsten Eiser, Partner and Shane Johnson 3 days ago

Cinemas, casinos, theatres and sit-in restaurants allowed to re-open under strict conditions

The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has signed and gazetted an amendment to the regulations for the advanced Covid-19 alert Level 3 lockdown - which will allow cinemas, casinos, sit-in restaurants and theatres to start operating again, albeit, under strict conditions...

26 Jun 2020

UCook launches cook-along campaign to support local restaurants

As the local restaurant trade continues to take strain amidst the Covid-19 crisis, UCook has launched a new initiative aimed at rescuing some of these ailing outlets...

18 Jun 2020

Why the pleasure and meaning of mingling in bars can't be matched by a table for 2

If bars are forced to restrict people's movement in our post-coronavirus pandemic world, they will lose some some of their most important social functions...

By William Straw 12 Jun 2020

How fine-dining chefs, restaurants are making the most of the Covid-19 lockdown

Like most other industries, the fine dining restaurant business has had to migrate online to keep busy, stay in touch with customers and support their kitchen teams...

12 Jun 2020

From culinary rockstar to grocer: The unexpected trajectory of a chef during Covid-19

It was with dismay that I read that Chris Erasmus was not going to reopen Foliage as a fine dining restaurant when restaurants finally emerge from lockdown, but rather convert it to a deli and grocery store selling "stuff that people grow in their backyards and make at home"...

By Dominique Herman 11 Jun 2020

Mr Yum food ordering platform arrives in South Africa

Mr Yum has launched in South Africa, allowing customers to order and pay for food from their favourite local restaurants through the Mr Yum website...

10 Jun 2020

#LockdownLessons: The new delivery menu model - Q&A with James Gaag of La Colombe

Executive chef James Gaag of the award-winning fine-dining restaurant, La Colombe, shares his lockdown lessons and how he and La Colombe are navigating and responding to the negative effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent nationwide lockdown...

By Ruth Cooper 4 Jun 2020

Covid-19 and its impact on the coffee business

The coffee industry has seen a number of changes and challenges over the years, but none on the scale and magnitude of the Covid-19 pandemic...

By Stacey Moss 2 Jun 2020

Level 3: Green light for takeaways and booze, but tobacco ban remains

The ban on cigarettes and related tobacco products will remain in place, but alcohol will be permitted for sale on certain days of the week...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 May 2020

Get fine-dining deliveries from these 5 Western Cape restaurants during the lockdown

The following fine-dining restaurants are all currently offering forms of gourmet hampers and multiple course meal deliveries during the lockdown...

By Ruth Cooper 28 May 2020

Quench introduces restaurant delivery service

Two months after expanding into grocery deliveries, SA startup Quench has announced that it's now doing restaurant deliveries and charging a lower commission than many of its competitors...

21 May 2020

Imagining an altered food landscape in a post-corona world

Studio H is constantly reassessing and researching what we will be eating and how we will be eating in the future. In this trend report, they turned their attention to what an altered food landscape will look like in a post coronavirus world...

5 May 2020

Yuppiechef, Andy Fenner and Dylan Jones to hold online art auction in aid of SA's restaurants

After artist Dylan Jones sold some of his sketches to help out the hospitality industry, Yuppiechef and Andy Fenner of Frankie Fenner Meat Merchants have teamed up with the artist and taken his fundraising efforts a step further by hosting an art auction on Instagram on 24 April 2020...

23 Apr 2020

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