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Only fruit and veg, fresh meat, grocery, spaza shop permits to be issued - Cogta

8 April 2020 5:17 PM
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Deputy Minister Obed Bapela says permits fro cooked food will not be issued as well as furniture shots.

The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) says it has seen long queues by informal traders since the announcement that they can operate during the remainder of the lockdown.

The amended regulations allow for spaza shops to operate as well as informal traders given they have applied for the special permit.

Speaking to Joanne Joseph, CoGTA deputy minister Obed Bapela says a lot of people have been flocking to Johannesburg to try and get these permits.

RELATED: How is the lockdown affecting informal traders and spaza shop owners?

The licensing and permits must be issued at the municipality level.

Obed Bapela, Deputy Minister - Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs 

Please note that the permits are for those who will be selling vegetables and fruits, spaza shops for grocery items only and those who are selling fresh meat.

Obed Bapela, Deputy Minister - Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs 

No cooked meals permits are going to be issued including clothes, furniture and shoes.

Obed Bapela, Deputy Minister - Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs 

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8 April 2020 5:17 PM
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