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Cooldrink Donation from Anchor Yeast

       

Langa Baptist Church                           Church of the Nazarene in Bonteheuwel

Anchor Yeast very kindly donated 486 x 60 x 5g sachets of Thirst Buster flavored drink sachets to the ECID to be handed over the Langa Baptist Church and Church of the Nazarene in Bonteheuwel. With the hot weather we are having this has been a very welcome donation. Collecting for the Langa Baptist Church, Andiswa & Selby, collecting for Church of the Nazarene in Bonteheuwel, Cheslyn & Reverend Quinton.

The ECID wish to convey our thanks to Anchor Yeast for their kind donation.

New Business Hub for Epping’s Informal Traders

 

 

During December 2021, Epping’s informal traders moved into their new state-of-the-art premises located inside the Epping Fresh Produce Market (Cape Town Market), this, after almost 30 years of trading on Gunners Circle.

The informal traders will be able to use this as a safe trading and storage facility as well as a place from which they can provide sufficient and nutritious range of fruit and vegetables at low prices in consumer-friendly packs to communities on a day-to-day basis.

The informal traders are mostly private individuals who buy in bulk from agents inside the market and break produce down into smaller-size packs for resale to housewives and township hawkers.

This is a venture between the City of Cape Town and the Epping Fresh Produce Market.

The City of Cape Town is currently clearing the area as can be seeing in the photos, the Epping Fresh Produce Market have employed a private security company to keep a watchful eye over the process of the clearing as well as to prevent new people from occupying the vacant land.

Covid-19 – Essential Services During Nationwide Lockdown  

Strict regulations in place

Those on the road will be required to produce a permit and proof of identification to law enforcement officers

  • March 2020 – Cape Argus – BALDWIN NDABA AND MWANGI GITHAHU

ESSENTIAL services workers who will be allowed to report for work during the 21-day nationwide lockdown will do so under strict regulations.

Yesterday police emphasised that all people classified as essential workers would have to adhere to the regulations gazetted by Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma on Wednesday.

Each worker will be expected to carry a permit which they will have to present to law enforcement agencies during the execution of the lockdown.

According to the permit, under Regulation 118(3), “the person to whom this permit is issued must at all times present a form of identification to be presented together with this permit. If no identification is presented, the person to whom the permit is issued will have to return to his or her place of residence during the lockdown”.

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula also announced that minibus taxis, metered taxis and e-hailing services would be limited to the public during the lockdown.

He said only staff rendering essential services and those out for essential purposes, such as buying groceries or going to work, would be allowed to leave home.

Taxis will only be allowed to transport people for these essential trips from 5am to 9am and 4pm to 8pm.

A vehicle licensed to carry up to four people will only be permitted to load one passenger. A vehicle licensed to carry up to eight passengers will only be permitted to load a maximum of three people.

Buses will also have limited operations – only transporting essential services workers and people making necessary trips.

Police Minister Bheki Cele also issued a warning to those who might want to transgress the regulations, saying law enforcement officers would act against them.

Gatherings would be banned, except for funerals, which could be attended by only 50 people or less.

Movement between provinces, metros and district areas would also be banned and roadblocks on the community, provincial and national roads would be conducted, to enforce this with health screenings to ensure movement was restricted.

With the SANDF possibly aiding the SAPS to police the lockdown, military sociologist Professor Lindy Heinecken of Stellenbosch University said sending in the army once again placed the military in a situation it might not be adequately prepared for.

“With just 10 companies (roughly 1400 soldiers), which implies less than 400 boots on the ground at any one time to allow for rotation, one wonders how much support they can render,” said Heinecken.

Meanwhile, Premier Alan Winde said staying home was the only way to save lives.

“I know what we are asking for is difficult, and it is scary, but we have overcome many, many challenges as a country. We can do it again, together. If we all do this, we will be able to go back to our lives again and start to rebuild our economy.

“If we do not, and the virus continues to spread, many people will die and the lockdown may be extended. So now is the time. We can do this together. Let us be strong now for each other,” said Winde.

He underlined that the lockdown meant: “You will be required to stay in your home unless it is to go and buy groceries, go to the pharmacy or to seek medical attention.”

He said that as of 9am yesterday morning, “the province had confirmed 181 positive cases of Covid-19. Three residents are currently in hospital as a result of this virus.”

Winde said they had put measures in place to assist victims of violence.

“Rendering services to victims of crime and violence is an essential service. The Western Cape Department of Social Development and civil society organisations will continue to provide these services through provision of shelters and psycho-social support.”

Winde said four shelters had been identified as Stage 1 shelters to admit at-risk victims of crime and violence.

“Only referrals from a social worker with safety risk assessment and SAPS referral will be accepted.

“After the initial 14 days, clients will be transferred from a Stage 1 shelter to a Stage 2 shelter with the assistance of the SAPS,” said Winde.

He said the Department of Health would assist with medical screening and the medical needs of clients.