City of Johannesburg suspends permit issuing to informal traders

Informal traders who were seeking permits in Braamfontein, Johannesburg

The City of Johannesburg has temporarily suspended the issuing of permits to informal traders after large crowds flocked to the municipal offices compromising the social distancing regulations.

City of Johannesburg revealed that they informed the traders that there won’t be permit issuing at number 66 Jorissen Street in Braamfontein.

“A large crowd descended at 66 Jorissen street in Braamfontein, compromising safety and social distancing,” they said.

The City noted that there was a disturbance while informal traders queued and expected accreditation and permits to operate.

“This has led the City to take a decision to temporarily suspend the process of issuing permits at number 66 Jorissen street, Braamfontein until further notice,” they said.

City of Johannesburg will communicate the way forward on permits as soon as the information is made available.