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It has come to the attention of the George Municipality that incidents of illegal trading on the street(s) are surfacing in parts of George. In terms of section 7(1)(r-s)of the Street Trading By-law a street trader may not trade from door-to-door in any business centre as indicated in the municipality’s zoning scheme; and may not cause a nuisance by insisting, begging or intimidating any person to purchase goods.

The Municipality requests residents to contact the Law Enforcement Offices at 044 801 6350/89 or after hours at 044 801 6300, should they be approached by traders. Residents/public are also cautioned not to buy or sell to anyone approaching them, either in the streets or at their place of Residence.

A person who contravenes a provision of the above-mentioned section commits an offence and would therefore have their goods confiscated and pay a fine.

For reporting contraventions of the By-Law on Street Trading please contact the Community Services Department at 044 801 6350.

Issued by George Municipality