The Restaurant Association of South Africa (RASA) wants government to explain why on-site alcohol consumption is prohibited.
This comes as restaurants are to open their doors to the public for sit-in dining from today.
Alcohol may be sold at restaurants from Monday to Thursday, but any purchased alcohol will have to be
consumed at home.
Attorney Ashton Naidoo has been representing RASA in the matter.
He says they have given government 7 days to reply with a written response.
Naidoo says, "South Africa has a culture of drinking with meals.
If people cannot drink with meals, they might as well buy it and take it back home.
The restaurants already have a tough enough time to convince people to get back into their establishments.
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