On Wednesday 22 July, restaurants will be blocking the roads outside their premises by dragging all tables and chairs into the street. The protest is expected to last two hours, from 12:00 to 14:00.
Business Insider has seen a letter sent by the Restaurant Association of South Africa (Rasa) to the South African Police Service informing them of the protest.
“Due to the continual disregard for the restaurant industry, Rasa and various other restaurants, take away shops and coffee shops will be embarking on a nationwide peaceful demonstration,” the letter reads.
“Each restaurant owner will move tables and chairs from their empty restaurants into the street in front of their establishment in protest of the current regulations and to highlight the plight of the industry.”
Rasa is calling it the “Million Seats on the Streets” protest and is also planning to form a human chain from parliament in Cape Town on 24 July.
You can view the Million Seats on the Streets Facebook page here for more information.