Racial tensions rise in South Africa following boycotts by whites of Spur restaurants after & # 39; racist row & # 39;
Racial tensions arise in South Africa after boycotts by whites of the restaurant chain after it has chosen the side of a black woman who rowed with a white man about the behavior of her children
- Racial tensions are increasing in South Africa while whites continue to boycott Spur
- The boycott follows a & # 39; racist fight & # 39; between a black and white man
- The argument, caught on tape, was about the behavior of the woman's children
- Spurs apologized to the woman for not assisting & # 39; from her
- While the man was banned because of his & # 39; aggressive & # 39; and & # 39; unacceptable & # 39; actions
Racial tensions are increasing in South Africa while whites continue to boycott a popular restaurant chain after a & # 39; racist fight & # 39; between two customers from two years ago.
Spur Steak Ranches was once a leading family-owned food chain with a West American theme spread across the country that has served customers since 1967 and has even been adapted to social changes after apartheid.
Keith van Eeden, a former Spur customer for thirty years, told The New York Times: & # 39; Spur is now only for blacks. They don't want the whites, & # 39;
The & # 39; racist fight & # 39; between a white woman and a black woman in 2017 at the franchise in Johannesburg had an impact on the number of customers
Racial tensions are increasing in South Africa while whites continue to boycott a popular restaurant chain Spurs Steak Ranches (image) following a & # 39; racist fight & # 39; between two customers from two years ago
Shocking images formed an aggressive argument between two parents for small children in the restaurant.
The mother jumped to the defense of her child and called the man a & # 39; coward & # 39 ;, later in the video the man lifts the table and shakes him, causing the cutlery to fall to the floor.
Spur apologized to the woman for not adequately assisting her & # 39; while the man was banned for his & # 39; aggressive manner & # 39; and & # 39; unacceptable & # 39; actions.
The ban on the man was seen as furious for the white community who demanded that both customers should have been banned.
Shocking recordings from 2017 recorded an aggressive, shameless argument between a black woman rowing with a white man about the behavior of her children
Johan Pienaar, a brand expert who was previously a consultant for Spur in managing the boycott, told the publication that no one in the country thought it would be as effective as it is.
Six months after the protest, chain sales fell by more than nine percent and franchise owners in predominantly white suburbs began losing money and selling their restaurants.
The company's chief operating officer, Mark Farrelly, said in an interview at the height of the boycott that they were facing the right back.
In response, the Solidarity leader, an influential white minority trade union, wrote in an open letter: & This is about a community that feels alienated in the country. Now they also feel strange in their favorite restaurant. & # 39;
Six months after the protest, chain sales fell by more than nine percent and franchise owners in predominantly white suburbs began losing money and selling their restaurants
But despite all the tension around the boycott, some diners don't feel any racial tension
Despite all the furore surrounding the boycott, Mrs. Anelisa Nqevu said that she did not feel any racial tension in the restaurant.
& # 39; Everyone is now welcome – black or white, & # 39; she said.
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