Butcheries: The pinch after barbeque ban

source: Mmegi

SELEBI-PHIKWE: Butchery owners in Selebi-Phikwe are still feeling the pinch years after the ban on braaing and selling cooked meat on their premises was imposed.

The ban drove some of the businesses to the wall.

Most butcheries Mmegi visited this week were showing little life, with only a few pieces of meat in trays. An employee of Tsenang Butchery and Fresh Produce in Leseding Ward, Tirelo Bakani, said the cooked meat and barbeque ban has killed their business.

“This butchery used to be one of the busiest in town with nine employees,” she said. “It is like a haunted place today. The management was forced to retrench five employees.

The manager was contemplating retrenching again recently. He has no choice because there is no business. Braai was the backbone of these butcheries.”

The remaining employees live in fear of losing their jobs and [continue reading]


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