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