Here is the link. Its about SA complex trading laws
A couple of thoughts. Bearing in mind I am in the UK still (but am aware of the weird trading laws in SA).
Here in the UK I actually don't mind shops close for a day or two over Christmas or Easter. I think its a bit sad in this day and age that we can't stock up and survive for more than a day. Or at least manage without that bottle of coke or pack of rice. Its not like we don't get enough notice about the upcoming holidays
I also wish that more shops would shut here on Boxing Day and New Years day. And also Easter sunday would be good. Call me old fashoined. As a kid no shops would open Christmas day, boxing day or new years day. Same for Easter sunday and monday and Good friday was a half day with everything closing at lunchtime. Of course times have changed but do we really need to shop practically every day of the year?
Now SA has some stricter laws but a bit baffling. However, closing over Easter won't ruin my break once we are there. I'd have shopped and if we don't have it then we don't have it. In a weird way I actually like the idea of shops shutting for a 4 day weekend Much like last year with the Iceland volcano and no planes in the skys for days. It was kind of liberating and an idea of how things could be....
However I do feel for the shops outside the CBD who cannot open but would like to on those days when shops in the CBD can.
But iirc smaller shops do open, cafes, eating places, those sorts of places were open. Or was it my imagination. Do these trading laws only apply to larger shops, supermarkets and so on or to all shops?
Care to discuss, shed some more light? Thanks in advance.