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Corona Virus Lockdown: SA Film and TV industry allowed to shoot again, under strict regulations!


According to Channel24, the South African Film and TV Industry has been given special permission to start shooting again, but in a very different manner compared to prior Lockdown. On 3 May special regulations for this industry were gazetted, to open up TV and Film production beyond the TV news and current affairs programs intended for local TV, after a 5-week Level 5 Lockdown. This change came about with little fanfare, and is subject to very tight rules.  Continue reading →

Corona Virus Lockdown: Chef Luke Dale Roberts enters Food Delivery market, with very high-end up to R5000 Gourmet Hampers!


From posting amateurish food preparation videos in his home kitchen at the beginning of Level 5 Lockdown, Chef Luke Dale Roberts is stepping up his game, entering the Food Delivery market as of 9 May, with a high-end Gourmet Hamper offering choice, making him the most expensive Delivery offering by far, bizarre in a time when every family is tightening its belts, given the economic catastrophe which the Corona Virus Lockdown is causing in our country. Continue reading →

Corona Virus Lockdown takes its first casualties before Restaurants are allowed to open to the public again! May 2020


While a few restaurants already announced their closure at the beginning of March, when the COVID-19 Virus Lockdown had not yet been announced, a flood of restaurant closures is expected when restaurants are allowed to reopen to the public in Level 1 again, at an unannounced date in the future.

A shock closure announced by Chef Luke Dale Roberts during Lockdown Level 5 was that of The Shortmarket Club, and with it neighboring The Commissary. SMAK Delicatessen and Eatery on Bree Street, La Bottega in Woodstock, Empire Cafe in Muizenberg, Buitenverwachting Restaurant (under the guidance of Chef Edgar Osojnik for the past 20 years), and Mariner’s Wharf in Hout Bay have also thrown in the towel.

Chef Luke Dale Roberts’ The Shortmarket Club restaurant the first Corona Virus victim, in closing for good!

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