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Call for informal traders to register on the City’s database<p>​</p><p>The City has always acknowledged the relevance and contribution of informal trading to the economic and social life of Cape Town.</p><p>While the City continues to make every effort to support this vital sector, it is also important for informal traders to comply with the Informal Trading By-law and other applicable laws, as well as trade as per approved trading plans.</p><p>We are responding to complaints regarding illegal trading and will continue to do so.  </p><p>Urban management compliance officers and community ambassadors are continuously checking the informal trading permits and ensuring that overtrading of bays are adhered to. <br> <br>My plea to illegal informal traders is to please comply and register with the City as this is the most effective way of regularising illegal traders. I believe informal trading plays a vital role in poverty alleviation, income generation and entrepreneurial development in our communities as it enables many households to earn a living  to provide for their families.</p><p>Unemployed individuals are encouraged to apply for an informal trading permit. South African citizens will need to provide their IDs and foreign nationals will need to provide proof of their legal status in South Africa. </p><p>In addition, informal traders are advised that their lockdown trading permits obtained under Alert Level 4 and 5 are still valid for Alert Level 3. Traders with these permits, who have not yet registered with our e-Services Portal / Database, are encouraged to also please consider doing so to ensure they are able to continue earning a living within the confines of the law, once the national lockdown is lifted.</p><p>It’s easy to apply for an informal trading permit by completing the online application on the City’s e-Services website. Please follow these simple steps:  </p><p>1.        Register for the City of Cape Town’s e-Services<br>2.        Activate the informal trading service on e-Services<br>3.        Apply for a trading bay</p><p>For more information and/or queries please contact 021 400 3131 (option 6 for informal trading) – or email <a href="mailto:informal.trading@capetown.gov.za" target="_blank">informal.trading@capetown.gov.za</a></p><p>All informal traders are urged to be responsible traders and to trade legally, and  in accordance with the City By-laws and Regulations; and also to report non-compliances to  City Law Enforcement on 0860 765 423. </p><p><br><strong>End</strong><br></p>2020-07-04T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#791ffb6f-7fbb-4889-a773-57685a6b940d;L0|#0791ffb6f-7fbb-4889-a773-57685a6b940d|Permits;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#64c841a7-5f38-4ecd-80cb-28f67ce669ab;L0|#064c841a7-5f38-4ecd-80cb-28f67ce669ab|trade;GP0|#db013e92-654a-4823-97a5-1344dfc0a2d5;L0|#0db013e92-654a-4823-97a5-1344dfc0a2d5|informal trade management1

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