CLARIFICATION NOTE ON INFORMAL TRADING

CLARIFICATION NOTE ON INFORMAL TRADING

With regards to the Disaster Management Act, 2002 amendments to regulations issued in terms of Section 27 (2) of the Government Gazette No. 43199 of 2 April 2020 states the following:

Chapter 3 clause 7 (e) “5. dealing with the amendments of Annexure B to the regulations, stipulates that grocery stores and wholesale produce markets, including spaza shops and informal food traders can operate if written permission from a municipal authority has been issued.

Strict conditions will be applied to ensure compliance with the Disaster Management Act and the Lockdown principles to curb the spread of COVID-19.

In line with the regulations spaza shops and informal traders will only be allowed to sell the following items:

 i. Food     

  1. a)            Any food product, including non-alcoholic beverages;
  2. b)            Animal food; and
  3. c)            Chemicals, packaging and ancillary products used in the production of any food product.

ii. Cleaning and Hygiene Products

  1. a)            Toilet Paper, sanitary pads, sanitary tampons, condoms;
  2. b)            Hand sanitiser, disinfectants, soap, alcohol for industrial use, household cleaning products, and personal protective equipment; and
  3. c)            Chemicals, packaging and ancillary products used in the production of any of the above.

iii.           Medical:

a)            Medical hospital supplies, equipment and personal protective equipment; and

b)            Chemicals, packaging and ancillary products use in the production of any of the above

 

iv. Fuel, including coal and gas

 v. Basic goods, including airtime and electricity.

The supply or delivery of cooked/prepared meals/food will not be allowed.

Spaza shops and informal traders will only be allowed to operate from 08h00 to 18h00.

Informal Traders will be allowed to deliver products provided they produce the necessary required documents on request. These documents will include the hawker’s licence, approval for the sale of perishable food stuff and an informal food trading permit.

Informal Traders movement will be restricted to the Saldanha Bay Municipal area only for delivery, unless essential stock needs to be collected from other areas. Proof of compliance will be required in terms of the necessary permits such as the hawker’s licence, approval for the sale of perishable food stuff and an informal food trading permit.

To give effect to this amendment, Saldanha Bay Municipality will issue the existing informal traders with a permit that will allow them to trade during the lock down period. This permit will only be valid till 16 April 2020. No new applications will be processed.

Please note that the municipal trading facilities will not be open for trading purposes due to the danger public gathering creates for the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The permits can be collected from the Saldanha Bay Municipality Traffic Department at Marais Industrial, in Vredenburg.

Permits will only be issued to individuals upon provision of their hawker’s licence, approval for the sale of perishable food stuff, informal food trading permit and identity document (ID).

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MEASURES WITH REGARDS TO INTER-TOWN MOVEMENT IN THE SALDANHA BAY MUNICIPAL AREA

STATEMENT BY THE EXECUTIVE MAYOR OF SALDANHA BAY MUNICIPALITY, ALDERMAN MARIUS KOEN

Dear Resident and Visitors to the Saldanha Bay Municipal Area

Our community is experiencing an unprecedented attack on its healthcare, safety and security.  The past week has been challenging and placed a high demand on all of our reserves.  We would like to thank residents and current visitors who have diligently adhered to the current nation-wide lockdown regulations.  It is strongly believed that the only way to stop the Coronavirus from spreading is for individuals and household members to stay home and prescribe to social distancing as much as possible.

As from Saturday, 4 April 2020 our towns will enter into a full lockdown phase with specific restrictions in terms of inter-town movement.  It is understood that the lockdown has caused great disruption to all our lives and caused upheaval in our economy, but we agree that this response is absolutely necessary to save the lives of our people.

The lockdown requires of all individuals and households to make certain personal sacrifices.  We urge residents to:

  • Be advised to only purchase all essentials within the respective areas where they live.  Nobody will be allowed to shop outside the towns where they reside.
  • Buy from local stores and service providers only.
  • If possible, substitute your normal brands with what is available locally during this time.
  • Should you require emergency or essential medical services, prescription medication or essential products such as food, which is not available in your town, you have every right to access such goods and service in a nearby town or at your regular pharmacy or your nearest emergency medical facility.
  • It is advised that, in the instance where you leave your place of residence to obtain prescription medication or if you have a doctor’s note for a medical appointment, that you keep a copy in your possession whilst traveling.
  • Suppliers of essential goods and services must be able to provide permits when delivering such goods or when performing their services.
  • The Municipality cannot grant permission to individuals for traveling.  You can explain the purpose of your traveling to the Law Enforcement upon being stopped.  Alternatively, you can obtain a signed affidavit in this regard from the local police station and present it to the law enforcement officials.

Our stance with regard to arrangements pertaining to this lockdown period is in the best interest of all residents.  Only together can we stop the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).  More than ever before we must unite in this common goal.  Please support our efforts.  Your cooperation with Law Enforcement when you are stopped at road blocks will be appreciated.

We would also like to make use of this opportunity to acknowledge and thank all frontline personnel from many sectors in our society, from healthcare to law enforcements entities and all other providers of essential services and goods for their dedicated efforts.

SALDANHA BAY MUNICIPALITY

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STATEMENT BY THE EXECUTIVE MAYOR OF SALDANHA BAY MUNICIPALITY, ALDERMAN MARIUS KOEN

Today, the Western Cape Government confirmed the first COVID-19 case within the Saldanha Bay Municipal area.

We have not received any other details regarding the patient and are awaiting a more detailed update.

I really want to plead with all residents to please stay indoors, continue practicing social distancing and handwashing during this period and to not be arrogant about the seriousness of this virus.

Saldanha Bay Municipality urges communities to take heed of the lockdown measures and to act responsibly to contain and prevent the further spread of COVID-19 within the municipal area.

 Media Enquiries:

Ethne Lawrence – Communications and Public Relations Officer

Email: Ethne.Lawrence@sbm.gov.za

 

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Update on Saldanha Bay Municipality’s COVID-19 Disaster Management Joint Operations Centre

STATEMENT BY THE EXECUTIVE MAYOR OF SALDANHA BAY MUNICIPALITY, ALDERMAN MARIUS KOEN

Since the national lockdown due to COVID-19 on midnight Thursday, 26 March 2020, stakeholders within Saldanha Bay Municipality’s advisory forum have been working together to ensure that our municipal area complies with the conditions of the national lockdown, as announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

The work seen from cluster leaders has been tremendous and has been able to keep our Disaster Management Centre operational.

The Safety and Security Cluster has been involved in enforcing regulations in terms of the nationwide lockdown in collaboration with the South African Police Services, Law Enforcement, Fire Services, and Municipal and Provincial Traffic Services.

I would like to inform residents of the following:

  • A Joint Operations Centre (JOC) is coordinating all the role-players, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
  • Roadblocks are conducted 24 hours per day on the R27 between Engen and KM101 and the R45 where the screening of individuals coming into our area is conducted.
  • All taxi ranks in our area are closed, however, the transportation of citizens to purchase essential goods has been a challenge.
  • We continue to monitor the transportation of essential workers through public transport.
  • The consumption of alcohol remains a challenge within our communities during this period. We closed eight shebeens and confiscated alcohol in this process.
  • To date, we arrested and charged 67 individuals in terms of the Disaster Management Regulation 11 b) (1).

 

  • Spaza shops are also a challenge due to their operating times. We requested all licensed Spaza Shops to close at 18:00.
  • In order to minimise the movement of people between towns, we instituted a road control measure in all our towns. Please cooperate with our officers when you see the yellow barricades.
  • We continue to loud hail in order to inform and educate our citizens. We have noted with great concern the movement of children on our streets.
  • We are also concerned about the disregarding of these regulations by citizens, particularly within our hotspot areas.

Media Enquiries:

Ethne Lawrence – Communications and Public Relations Officer

Email: Ethne.Lawrence@sbm.gov.za

 

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