Joburg suspends the permit Issuing process for Informal Traders


The Department of Economic Development (DED) in compliance to the Disaster Management Act 2002, Amendment of Regulations as published in Government Gazette No. 43199 of 2 April 2020, stating that wholesale produce markets and informal traders selling perishables have been authorized to trade as providers of essential services, yesterday started issuing temporary permits for Informal Food (fruits and vegetables/perishables) at 66 Jorissen Street for DED registered informal traders and at the Joburg Market (JM) 4 Fortune Road for JM registered informal trader buyers.

The process was to take place until Wednesday, 08 April 2020.

It is unfortunate that the team from Economic Development at 66 Jorissen started experiencing challenges today where large crowd descended at the venue compromising safety and social distancing.

Informal Traders from various area of City of Joburg and some from outside the City’s jurisdiction queued and expected accreditation and permits to operate.

This led to the City taking a decision to temporarily suspend the process of issuing permits at number 66 Jorissen street until further notice.


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