The City of Cape Town has published the Informal Trading By-Laws and is asking you to comment.
Council intends to review the By-law and would like to include you in the review process. It is currently an opportune time for a review, given, among other things:
- the excellent work that has been done in the country with regard to the informal economy, and
- the realities and lessons we have learnt during the Covid-19 pandemic.
All comments and suggestions received will be evaluated and a review report will be compiled and submitted to Council. Council will then make a recommendation on which comments and suggestions to formally include in the process going forward.
57 participants, so far (closes 30 April 2021)
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ENABLING YOU TO SHAPE GOVERNMENT POLICY
Dear South Africa is a legally recognised and constitutionally protected non-profit platform which enables the public to co-shape all government policies, amendments and proposals. We’ve run many successful campaigns and have amassed a considerably large active participant network of over 750,000 individuals across the country and beyond.
We do not run petitions. We run legally recognised public participation processes which allow citizens to co-form policy at all levels of governance. Whereas petitions, even if they contain thousands of signatures, are considered as a single submission by government, our process ensures that each comment made through dearsouthafrica.co.za is recognised and counted as an individual submission by government.
Furthermore, we keep an accurate record of all participation and produce a publicly available report at the end of each project. This report forms the foundation of a sound legal case should the necessity to challenge the decision arise.
Participation costs you NOTHING, and is so easy and quick to do through the platform that you really have no excuse not to help shape policy BEFORE it becomes law. Legally challenging implemented law is costly and rarely successful. Prevention is better than cure.
Participation in decision-making processes means a possibility for citizens, civil society organisations and other interested parties to influence the development of policies and laws which affect them. We’ve made it easy for you as a responsible citizen of South Africa, to influence government decisions before they are made.