- Dec 24, 2014
LinkyTourism minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane announced on Thursday that cabinet has decided to extend the national curfew to 22:00, from 21:00.
This is to accommodate restaurants, which have had to cut their dinner services short under the current curfew.
Currently, restaurant staff need to be in their homes by 21:00. To allow time for travel, and to clean and close the restaurant, this effectively means that restaurants may have to start closing by 19:00.
"To comply with the current curfew regulation, restaurants are unable to serve dinner to their customers which means that they are unable to operate at peak time of their business day. In response to this challenge, cabinet has agreed to move the curfew to start at 22:00 to allow for uninterrupted dinner service at restaurants. We believe that this change will go a long way towards increasing their revenue generation," Kubayi-Ngubane said.