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The tourism industry would have liked to have seen what plans municipalities in regions where beaches are to be closed had, or did not have, to prevent over-crowding over the festive season, says Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa, CEO of the Tourism Business Council of SA (TBCSA), which represents the private sector.

In response to the build-up of a second wave of coronavirus infections in the country and ahead of the summer holiday season, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Monday evening that beaches in the Eastern Cape and along the Garden Route region of the Western Cape will be closed from 16 December to 3 January. 

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