City of Joburg set to complete issuing permits for informal traders today

The City of Joburg said that it would complete the process of issuing permits for informal traders on Friday. The process was halted after a large crowd descended on the registration center in Braamfontein on Tuesday, compromising safety and social distancing regulations. So far, more than 1,200 trading permits have been issued for street vendors. […]

Municipalities refuse to suspend rate payments amid coronavirus crisis

Most municipalities have ruled out the possibility of suspending rate payments as part of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s disaster management measures aimed at mitigating the impact of Covid-19. Almost all of the municipalities contacted by the Sunday Independent this week, including the City of Johannesburg and Polokwane Municipality in Limpopo, said they would not give residents […]

City of Joburg employee dies after falling out of building

The man’s identity is still unknown, and speculation that his death is a suicide has not been confirmed. A City of Johannesburg employee has died after allegedly falling from the municipality headquarters’ 14th floor. City of Johannesburg spokesperson Nthatisi Modingoane confirmed the incident happened after 12pm. “We can confirm an incident happened, involving a casualty,” […]