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BREAKING NEWS: South African Curfew scrapped with immediate effect, gathering size increase!


This evening the SA Government has announced the immediate ending of the Curfew, ahead of New Years Eve, and that gathering sizes now can be doubled.

Two days ago I reported that the Hospitality industry had launched a petition to the Government, requesting the lifting of the Curfew ahead of New Years Eve!

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Restaurant Collective plea to Government: please reopen restaurants on 12 July, even if without alcohol!


The Restaurant Collective, which includes restaurants such as Tasha’s and Ocean Basket, has called on Government to not extend the Level 4 Lockdown Sit-Down Restaurant closure from 12 July.

The Restaurant Collective is a voluntary association which is ‘a unified voice for positive change for the Sit-down restaurant industry in South Africa’.  Its members are predominantly Johannesburg based, in a province which is currently severely struggling with Covid case numbers. Continue reading →

Discovery gets ready to assist in the mass vaccination of 37 million SA adults!


Discovery CEO Adrian Gore has sent an email letter to his clients, updating them on his company’s preparation for the speedy vaccination of its members. The good news is that his members have no need to take any action now, on a ….. don’t call us, we’ll call you ….. basis, so refreshing! Discovery members are to be notified when to register for the vaccinations.

Gore writes in an informal style, addressing me by my first name and signing off in his. No Mr/Ms/Mrs corporate nonsense!

Vaccinations for the 37 million adults in our country are to be available soon, although a date is not known. Discovery is developing its own ‘Mass Vaccination Programme’, aiming to vaccinate the 3 million Discovery Health Scheme members at the rate of 50000 persons per day. Discovery is working with other bodies to get its members vaccinated ahead of the current Government planned time estimate of October 2021 – February 2022, and could be as early as the end of April 2021. Vaccines are to be sourced from Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer-BioNTech.

Read more about Discovery’s planned Mass Vaccination Programme below:

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British & Irish Lions Rugby Tour to South Africa to go ahead in July 2021!




While the news yesterday that the British & Irish Lions’ Series Rugby Tour of South Africa will go ahead in July, despite the Corona Virus Pandemic, is good for our country, it will be unlikely to benefit the Tourism industry. Coverage by sports journalists will however enhance awareness of the major South African cities in which the matches will be played. Continue reading →