A Sunnydale civic group has given the City of Cape Town’s draft report on informal training in Masiphumelele and Sun Valley a thumbs up.
The City is developing an informal trading plan for Masiphumelele and Sun Valley, and the public has until Tuesday November 30 to comment.
According to the report, pavement trading is happening in the road reserve, which poses a risk to pedestrians and traders.
The report proposes 11 hard-surfaced or paved trading bays with a total surface of 3m x 3m each on Ou Kaapseweg between Longboat Street and Kommetjie Road and 79 hard-surfaced or paved trading bays of the same size on the corner of Kommetjie and Pokela roads.
The proposed tariff for each trading bay on Ou Kaapseweg between Longboat Street and Kommetjie Main Road is R104 a month for the 2020/2021 financial year and R107 for the bays on the corner of Kommetjie and Pokela roads.
Sunnydale Ratepayers’ Association chairman Chris Dooner said they welcomed the trading area on the corner of Pokela and Kommetjie roads because they had been pushing for something like it for several years, but the association would comment on the finer details of the plan.
The association, he said, would stress the importance of waste collection, handling, and clearing. It would also make proposals for the collection and processing of recyclable waste. The fence that would provide security at night, he said, should be of a fine mesh design to contain the spread of wind-blown plastic and paper.
Ward 69 councillor Patricia Francke said a plan had been drawn up after consultation with all the traders inside Masiphumelele and Lekkerwater Road and it had been submitted to neighbours, the Sunnydale Ratepayers’ Association, representatives of the Masiphumelele traders, the taxi association and all other involved parties.
“This will go a long way towards tidying up the area and making it an attractive and clean space for the residents. We look forward to its final implementation,” she said.
The taxi association could not be reached for comment at the time of publication.
For more information or to comment, visit www.capetown.gov.za.