Tourism bleeds jobs and money

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A peaceful protest by workers in the restaurant and tourism industry outside Parliament in Cape Town was disrupted by police, who used stun guns and water cannons to disperse the crowd. Four people were arrested. Picture: Jaco Marais
A peaceful protest by workers in the restaurant and tourism industry outside Parliament in Cape Town was disrupted by police, who used stun guns and water cannons to disperse the crowd. Four people were arrested. Picture: Jaco Marais

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Major role-players in the country’s hospitality industry have joined hands to plead with government to reopen the economy as thousands of jobs are at risk and businesses close down.

Already, about 400 000 jobs have been lost in the tourism industry since the national lockdown came into effect in March.

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