CCID encourages people to support local this festive season

The CCID encourages people to shop local, at spaces such as Blackwood Brothers.

Now is the time for consumers to buy local.

The livelihoods of Cape Town retailers are hanging in the balance, thanks to the devastating economic consequences of the lockdown put in place to stem the coronavirus pandemic.

Buying local is important now – more than ever before, said CEO of the Cape Town Central City Improvement District (CCID), Tasso Evangelinos.

“It’s time to return to town and show support for resilient central city businesses that have managed to survive the onslaught of Covid-19. By supporting our local businesses, we can create and retain jobs while getting the economy moving once again.”

The CCID recently launched a wide-reaching campaign – called Come Back To Town – to drive business back into the CBD.

The CCID’s Great Gift Guide lists gifts spanning across fashion, jewellery, food and wine, decor, books, sport and art. Alternatively, there is also the option to give the gift of hope and donate towards the CCID’s Hope for the Homeless campaign.

Visit to donate via SnapScan. The CCID also accepts donations of food and clothing.