Businesses that transgress municipal bylaws, operate illegally and ignore their zoning permits are feeling the heat.
Thanks to a joint operation that included the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (NMBM) Traffic, Waste Management Law Enforcement Unit, Fire and Emergency, Environmental Health, Land Use Management, Metro Police and South African Police Services.
Today, February 17, 2017 the joint operation intensified their operations at Commercial Road and Davies Street. For the past years the area has been characterised by lawlessness on the road, shops blocking the walk ways by displaying their products outside their doorstep, businesses not adhering to their zoning permits, shops selling perishable products not adhering to hygiene guidelines and illegally operating businesses, among others.
This operation is focusing on problematic areas like Korsten, Commercial Road and Davies Street and other areas. Notices of non-compliance and traffic fines were also issued. A number of businesses were also instructed to remove their products from the walk ways.
Two weeks ago the operation was in Korsten Durban Road, where a number of illegally operating businesses were closed and traffic fines issues, most of them to taxi operators some of whom did not even have driver’s licence.
The joint operation continues with more areas expected to be covered while other municipal officials and Metro Police officers will continue to monitor compliance in those that have been covered.
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