Grand Parade traders allowed to operate

Traders say the Grand Parade looks neater and safer after the upgrade.
A court order which was granted on Friday allows Grand Parade traders to return to work during the lockdown.

The traders, who were heavily affected by the lockdown, approached the Legal Resources Centre (LRC) for help.

The LRC then engaged with the City of Cape Town on behalf of the traders. 

The City, as well as the minister of small business development, the minister of cooperative governance and traditional affairs and the minister of police were respondents in the matter.  

The court ruled in favour of the traders.

Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Management, Grant Twigg, said: “Now that the court order has been granted, we will be engaging with the trader associations for the Grand Parade on the way forward to ensure that the traders are able to earn a living during these tough economic times. We will also advise on the COVID-19 trading protocols that will need to be implemented.”