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Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

Drakenstein Municipality has intensified its steps in an effort to limit the possible spread of the Corona virus in Drakenstein and beyond.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  

Message from the Executive Mayor

1 June 2020

Dear Residents

It is clear from the hive of activity on the streets of Drakenstein today that many of our residents are able to make use of the opportunities provided by the move to Lockdown Level 3. This move is a positive step in the right direction for our local, provincial and national economy. It also means that more residents can get back to earning an income and providing for their loved ones.

It is however also a time that we need to act responsibly and adhere to the COVID-19 prevention measures. With so many more businesses opening, many more residents will be entering into commercial centers and high density areas like retail centers, taxi ranks and government and municipal buildings. The move to Level 3 does not mean COVID-19 is any less of a threat, so we must wear our masks, adhere to social distancing and regularly wash our hands.

This month we have the opportunity to celebrate two very important sectors of our society. The first is our youth, who have certainly felt the impact of COVID-19. Learners and students had their academic year disrupted and those in the job market have battled more than usual to find employment. We need to embrace and empower our youth as they are the leaders of tomorrow.

Secondly, we also celebrate the environment. In this time of lockdown we have, on a global level, had an opportunity to lower pollution levels dramatically. Locally we used the opportunity to clean up our illegal dumping hotspots in and around our Municipality.

Now, as the world slowly moves out of lockdown, we need to build on these positive steps and ensure we keep our environment clean and unpolluted.

Stay Safe.


 

27 May 2020

Dear Residents

The President announced that the country will move to Lockdown Level 3 in less than a week. Drakenstein Municipality has put its processes in place to provide the necessary services to the public. All functions of the Municipality will be operational and will be staffed using a phased-in approach. We will continue to post information on the reopening of all our municipal functions on our official online platforms.

We are also thankful for the rains that have fallen over our region over the past few days. This is good for our farmers, it will improve the levels of our dams and will also help restore the ground water levels. I would like to remind all our residents not to throw refuse into stormwater drains and canals as this blocks them and causes localised flooding.

I also welcome the announcement of an inter-faith national day of prayer on Sunday, 31 May 2020. I believe that prayer will comfort and strengthen us in a time of uncertainty, and emotional and spiritual distress. It is truly the values that our faith teaches us that we need to draw on to help ourselves and others through this pandemic.

Stay Safe.

 

25 May 2020

Dear Residents

We wholeheartedly welcome the announcement last night that the entire country will move to lockdown Level 3 from next Monday, 1 June 2020. The opening of more sectors of the economy will allow many people to earn a living again and put food on the table. The relaxing of other regulations will also bring relief to people who have been unable to leave their homes for nearly two months.

We must however understand that the relaxing of lockdown regulations and the opening up of the economy does not mean that we can relax our COVID-19 prevention measures, especially considering that the Cape Winelands has been identified as a national hotspot. In fact, we need to work even harder to ensure that we wash our hands regularly, wear masks when we leave our homes and maintain social distancing. We must also ensure that all workplaces have the necessary procedures in place to protect workers and members of the public.

The move from Level 4 to Level 3 impacts on a number of sectors. We will make the information available on the Drakenstein Municipality’s official online platforms as we receive it.

COVID-19 is going to be with us for some time and the experts tell us that a spike in the number of infections still lies ahead. While processes have been put in place to take the country to Level 3 and hopefully soon after to Level 2, it remains the responsibility of all of us to adhere to the prevention measures to keep us safe and limit the spread of COVID-19.

Stay Safe

 

IMPORTANT MESSAGE BY EXECUTIVE MAYOR CONRAD POOLE:

A few days ago we reported on the various feeding schemes and food distribution points in Drakenstein Municipality. I am very pleased to announce that over 25 000 meals have been provided via the School Feeding Scheme and over 7 000 meals have been provided to those at the homeless shelters since the lockdown began. We have also partnered with service providers to deliver additional food resources to our 11 soup kitchens.

But I am very concerned by other agencies operating outside of Drakenstein’s control that have created massive expectations around food parcels but have yet to deliver on those promises. I understand fully that people are hungry, that the lockdown has added to the food dependency and people in need. Every day that goes by is another day that some of our residents are going to bed hungry. This cannot continue.

As a result, I have held an emergency meeting with the City Manager and we have put together a task team to deal with this as a matter of utmost urgency. We can no longer wait for others to get out of the starting blocks, we have to take action.

Our task team will be working around the clock and as soon as we have everything in place I will announce what we can and will do to deal with the growing hunger in Drakenstein. The City Manager and I have instructed our team to have a plan in place by this coming weekend.

These are extraordinary times and we must take extraordinary measures to deal with COVID-19 and its consequences on our communities.

Stay Home. Stay Safe.

 

NOTE: To view older archived messages from the Executive Mayor click here

 

Drakenstein Municipality intensifies steps to help combat COVID-19

Following South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s declaration of a national state of disaster in terms of the Disaster Management Act on 15 March 2020 to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa, Drakenstein Municipality has intensified its steps in an effort to limit the possible spread of the Corona virus in Drakenstein and beyond.

 
 
 

Alderman Conrad Poole, Executive Mayor of Drakenstein, says: “As the largest municipality in the Western Cape outside Cape Town, Drakenstein Municipality fully understands and appreciates the serious nature of this pandemic. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 as far as possible, we have decided on particular steps – not only in the interest of our Drakenstein community, but also of our staff so they can continue to deliver excellent services to the public.”

Drakenstein Municipality has announced the following steps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19:

1. All municipal resorts and swimming pools will be closed from 18 March 2020 till further notice;
2. Hygiene measures at municipal buildings will be increased, as well as the regular cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces and objects that members of the public and/or municipal staff often come into physical contact with;
3. All municipal community meetings will be cancelled until further notice – invitees will be informed accordingly. Drakenstein Municipal Council meetings will continue as normal;
4. Non-essential travel by municipal staff will be limited;
5. The health of municipal staff will be closely monitored;
6. Municipal staff are strongly encouraged to follow the prescribed hygiene steps; and
7. Municipal staff experiencing Corona virus infection symptoms, should report these to their supervisors, self-isolate and request to be tested.

“As healthcare remains national and provincial competencies, the Municipality follows the protocol and planning of the Western Cape Government – in cooperation with the National Department of Health – when cases of Corona virus infection are diagnosed in Drakenstein,” says Alderman Poole.

Drakenstein Municipality supports the other government spheres by distributing basic information relating to the Corona virus – including details of the National Department of Health’s public hotline, 0800 029 999 (Mondays to Fridays from 8:00 to 16:00) – via its communication platforms such as its Facebook page, the municipal website and local media.

The Municipality strongly advises residents to take precautions, follow good hygiene principles and only rely on information from trusted, verifiable sources such as the:
1. World Health Organization website, www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019;
2. Western Cape Health Department website, www.westerncape.gov.za/dept/health; and
3. National Institute for Communicable Diseases website, www.nicd.ac.za.

The precautionary measures prescribed by the World Health Organization are:
• Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Why? Washing your hands with soap and water kills viruses that may be on your hands.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there the virus can enter your body and make you sick.

• Make sure that you and the people around you cover mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing as small droplets that come out of your nose or mouth can carry germs. Throw the tissue in a bin immediately and wash your hands. If a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve.
Why? When someone coughs or sneezes, they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain the virus. By following good coughing hygiene principles, you protect the people around you from contracting cold and flu viruses.

• Avoid close contact with people who have a fever and a cough.
Why: You may inhale the liquid droplets that spray from their nose or mouth which may contain cold or flu viruses.

• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces such as desks, telephones and tables with soap and water.
Why? If you cough and sneeze all over these surfaces and then touch those surfaces with your hands, you can transfer viruses to your eyes, nose or mouth.

Issued by: Communication and Marketing, Drakenstein Municipality

www.westerncape.gov.za/dept/health

 

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All hands on deck in Drakenstein for food security

As COVID-19 tightens its grip on the country, food security has become one of the critical issues that is affecting communities in every province. In the Western Cape and in Drakenstein we are also experiencing a growing call for help from families in need.

The Executive Mayor and the City Manager welcome any initiative that provides for those in our communities battling to put food on their tables. The Municipality is offering support to, and working with, a vast number of community-based organisations and registered NGO and NPOs.
One of these is the Peoples Foodbank Drakenstein which collects donations from the public that are then converted into food parcels for families in need, or used as ingredients for a network of 19 soup kitchens in Drakenstein.

The man behind the Peoples Foodbank, Grant Johnson, says they are currently focusing most of their attention on providing hot meals at the soup kitchens. The soup kitchens are interlinked, which means a surplus at one kitchen can easily be handed over to another that is short of supplies.

Executive Mayor Conrad Poole says he cannot thank people driving these types of initiatives enough. “At the end of the day it is about food security. We welcome all those who want to provide assistance, and we need to all work together in this space. If we can ensure that every day more families do not go to sleep on an empty stomach then we are making a difference.”
Drakenstein Municipality, which has been collaborating with the Peoples Foodbank Drakenstein since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, will further assist by making two community halls available as venues for soup kitchens.

Anyone requiring more information can visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pg/Peoples-FoodBank-Drakenstein

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Moving homes allowed under Level 4, but under strict terms and conditions

New regulations published on 7 May 2020 by Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma allow for people and their household effects to move around South Africa, across provincial borders on a once off basis.

The rules apply to people who have entered into a new lease agreement, either before or during lockdown, or whom have bought new homes and the transfer of the property has already gone through. In both cases relocation is allowed under strict conditions:

• There is a specific window for the move, between 7 May 2020 and 7 June 2020 (unless the lockdown moves to a different level or new rules are issued);
• You may only move "household furniture and effects" as required to move into a new home. The regulations however do not specify whether or not removal companies are permitted to operate;
• If you are moving between towns, you will also need permission from the police. Travel "across provincial, metropolitan or district boundaries" requires a permit issued by a station commander; and
• You need to have that permit and a signed lease or transfer documents when you travel.

For more details, please see the Government Gazette of 7 May 2020 Government Gazette 20200507_Cogta

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Press release

The Executive Mayor of Drakenstein Municipality, Alderman Conrad Poole, joined municipal law enforcement teams at a vehicle control point this morning. The Executive Mayor raised concerns at the amount of non- essential traffic, both vehicular and pedestrian, on the streets of Drakenstein.

“While I really want to thank most of our residents for adhering to the Level 5 lockdown restrictions in April, we must be equally vigilant in obeying the Level 4 rules. We should still only be going out for food, medical assistance or if we are essential workers."

Executive Mayor Poole added that while it was encouraging to see so many people making use of the exercise window between 6:00 and 9:00, he called on residents to remember the rules on wearing masks and social distancing.

“I am sure it will take a couple of days to get used to all the new regulations, but we must follow the rules. Infections have increased to almost 6 000 cases and the death toll has risen to 116 nationally. We MUST do all we can to flatten the curve."

Drakenstein Municipality will post any new or changing information regarding the Level 4 regulations on our official platforms. Please remember that you must cover your nose and mouth with a mask (items like scarfs and cloth materials are acceptable if you do not have a mask) when you leave your home. Important to note as well is the daily curfew between 20:00 (8pm) and 5:00 (5am).

Residents also have a once-off opportunity to travel across provincial or district boundaries without a permit to return either to their homes or to their place or work. This will be valid from 1 May to 7 May only.

If you are unsure about any of the new regulations under Lockdown Level 4, please visit credible and reliable sources including www.westerncape.gov.za, www.drakenstein.gov.za  and the Drakenstein Facebook Page.

 

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1 May 2020
Travel ban allowed for ‘once-off ’travel for the next week

In the latest Government Gazette, dated 30 April 2020, provision is made for people to move between towns, cities and even provinces to return to their place of residence or their place of work.

The Direction issued under the terms of the Disaster Management Act states:
(a) Any person who was not at their place of residence, or work before the lockdown period and who could not travel between provinces, metropolitan and district areas during the lockdown, will be permitted on a once -off basis, to return to their places of residence or work and will be required to stay in such place until the end to the Alert Level 4”
(b) Persons who wish to make use of the provision in terms of regulation 16(5) are permitted to do so once-off during the period 1 May 2020 to 7 May 2020.
(c) It is not required of such persons to produce a permit in order to cross provincial, metropolitan or district boundaries during such once-off trips.

These Directions are called the Directions on the once-off movement of persons and shall commence on 1 May 2020.

 

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Over 6 000 Drakenstein learners fed by school feeding scheme

10 April 2020
By yesterday morning, 6 204 learners in Drakenstein have had fuller tummies thanks to the already established Provincial School Feeding Scheme, which resumed on Wednesday, 8 April 2020.

The scheme does not usually operate during school holidays but given the lockdown, the feeding scheme resumed at 31 schools in Drakenstein.

The details of the schools and the times that children should arrive have been communicated to parents, caregivers and staff at the schools.

Drakenstein Municipality’s Law Enforcement and Fire Services officers were complimented for the sterling job they did to ensure social distancing at the schools.

 

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12 arrested under Disaster Management Act

Twelve people were arrested in Drakenstein under the Disaster Management Act earlier today as part of a comprehensive joint operation by SAPS, Drakenstein Municipality Law Enforcement, Traffic Control and various local security companies.

Thirteen fines were issued to the value of R17 000, and 217 people were searched. Seven vehicle checkpoints were held across the municipal area, and 147 vehicles searched.

The operation involved high-density patrols as well. Three liquor shops, 12 spaza shops and four schools were visited and/or inspected to ensure that all lockdowns laws were being obeyed.

 

COVID-19 Feeding Schemes and Food Distribution

As COVID-19 continues to tighten its grip on South Africa, one of the unavoidable consequences is the growing food dependency and hunger as a result of the lockdown. National, provincial and local government structures have put in place a number of projects to try and mitigate the growing food dependency in our communities.

It is important to note that all of the COVID-19 rules and regulations regarding the lockdown must be adhered to in all of the feeding schemes and food distribution projects.

Department of Social Development Food Hamper Drive

The Department of Social Development has enlisted the services of four NGOs to deliver food hampers to an estimated 50 000 people across the Western Cape. Drakenstein Municipality has no control or input into this project. The financing of the hampers, the identifying of beneficiaries, and the delivery of the food hampers to the beneficiaries will solely be the responsibility of the service providers tasked with the project. It is estimated that this food hamper project will be launched within the next 72 hours.

School Feeding Scheme

The already established Provincial School Feeding Scheme, which was stopped when the schools were closed due to the lockdown, resumed Wednesday, 8 April 2020. The scheme does not usually operate during school holidays but given the lockdown, the feeding scheme will resume at 38 schools in Drakenstein. The details of the schools and the times that children should arrive have been communicated to parents, caregivers and staff at the schools. This provincial feeding scheme will be coordinated by the relevant service providers. Social distancing will be implemented with the assistance of Law Enforcement officials where required.

Registered Soup Kitchens

Drakenstein Municipality currently operates 11 Soup Kitchens spread throughout the municipal area. The soup kitchen project is a well-established operation that was in place before the advent of the Coronavirus and the subsequent national lockdown. It is at these soup kitchens that over 900 registered beneficiaries are regularly provided with food. As part of the provincial process to complement the operations run by Drakenstein Municipality, a service provider has been appointed to provide additional food resources. The beneficiaries of these food hampers will be those already registered at each of the 11 feeding sites.

Food Donations

Drakenstein Municipality has identified the Paarl Fire Station as the central point for receiving and distributing donations from the public. The Municipality has started a “drop-off’ drive-through system at the Fire Station in Berg River Boulevard, Paarl, where members of the public who have food, soap or essential supplies to donate can drop them off without leaving their vehicle between 8:00 and 17:00 from Monday to Friday (weekends and public holidays excluded). The items are logged in when donated and signed out when they are distributed. The Municipality requests that members of the public do not offer cash or financial assistance as donations but rather purchase the items that can then be distributed to those in need. Drakenstein Municipality controls all aspects of this project.

Homeless Shelters

Drakenstein Municipality operates the food distribution to the Homeless Shelters through a service provider. The people currently living in the temporary shelters are provided with three meals a day.

Spaza Shops and Informal Traders

Spaza shops and informal traders can operate under the conditions and guidelines laid down in the latest regulations. It should be noted that informal traders and spaza shops may now sell raw fish as well as fresh fruit and vegetables. These are the only foodstuffs they are permitted to sell under the latest regulations. They are only permitted to operate between 6:00 and 18:00 and must maintain all distancing and related measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. They must also ensure that their customers keep a social distance of one metre and must supply hand sanitising products to customers during the trading process. Throughout Drakenstein, there are over 200 informal traders and over 140 legal spaza shops that have received permits to trade.

 

Drakenstein Municipality donation drive-through system

7 April 2020

Drakenstein Municipality has been inundated with offers from residents to donate items for those in need. To ensure that safe distances are kept at all times and the lockdown laws are being obeyed, the Municipality has made arrangements that members of the public can now donate items via a drive-through system at the Fire Station in Berg River Boulevard - between 8:00 and 17:00 from Monday to Friday (weekends and public holidays excluded). The officials will collect these items from you while you remain in your vehicle.

These donations, preferably non-perishable goods, will be used at the three temporary shelters for the homeless in Drakenstein, at soup kitchens and to assist local communities in need. 

“We have been incredibly touched by everyone who has come forward, offering to lend a hand,” says Alderman Conrad Poole, Executive Mayor of Drakenstein Municipality. “It just once again shows how generous the hearts and spirits of the people of Drakenstein are. We are also very appreciative of the work that our non-governmental organisations are doing – despite the challenges brought about by the lockdown – to take care of our people. We thank you for your compassion.”

At this stage, only the following items are required:

Hand sanitisers, hand soaps, face masks, disposable gloves, cleaning materials such as bleach, any disinfectants, washing powder, hand paper towels, toiletries including sanitary pads, white A4 paper in ream packaging, non-perishable foods, long-life milk, toilet paper, roll-up mattresses, bottled water and blankets.

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Issued by: Communication and Marketing, Drakenstein Municipality

 

Media Release

Drakenstein selected as one of seven Western Cape areas to kick off community screening programme

5 April 2020

Mbekweni in Drakenstein has been selected as one of seven areas in the Western Cape where the province’s community screening programme is officially kicking off. On Monday (6 April 2020), the Western Cape Department of Health’s Community Health Workers will come to the area to start rolling out the programme.

The screening in Mbekweni forms part of the national mass community screening programme that is currently being implemented across South Africa. So far, 5 400 fieldworkers have been trained and deployed to various areas in the country. Residents of Mbekweni will be able to identify the Community Health Workers by their uniforms and ID cards.
“Community screening is a vital component in the battle against the spread of the Coronavirus,” says Alderman Conrad Poole, Executive Mayor of Drakenstein Municipality.

“We welcome the fact that Drakenstein has been chosen as one of the starting points for the Western Cape community screening programme. We urge our Mbekweni residents to welcome these Community Health Workers and to please co-operate with them. It is for our own good. Please ask to see their ID cards and check their credentials, so that you can rest assured that you are not opening your front door to possible scammers,” he cautions.

To explain the process to residents of Mbekweni, Drakenstein Municipality’s teams are doing loudhailing in the area, as well as handing out flyers on what to expect from the community screening programme – in different languages.


The difference between screening and testing

During screening, healthcare workers will ask members of the community questions about their health. Depending on their answers, they may have to be tested for COVID-19. To test for COVID-19, a swab is taken of the fluid at the back of the nose, as well as a sample of the fluid at the back of the throat.

Spreading the message, not the virus

The Municipality reiterates its call to all residents in Drakenstein to adhere to the lockdown regulations, to continue taking precautions against the Coronavirus, and to follow good hygiene principles. The Municipality will continue to distribute basic information on COVID-19 on its website, www.drakenstein.gov.za/coronavirus; Facebook, @DrakensteinMunicipality; Instagram, @drakensteinmunicipality; and in the local media. The Municipality asks the community of Drakenstein to keep an eye out for these updates.

For enquiries relating to COVID-19, members of the public can contact:
• General Public Hotline 0800 029 999
• Provincial Hotline 021 928 4102; or
• WhatsApp “Hi” to 060 012 3456 and someone will assist you.

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Issued by: Communication and Marketing, Drakenstein Municipality

Media Alert: 06 April 2020

Western Cape Minister of Health to showcase Screening and Testing Centres in Mbekweni and Paarl
Date: 06 April 2020
Monday, 06 April 2020 the Western Cape Minister of Health, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo will be at Mbekweni doing door to door with Community Health Workers, they will be screening residents.

This will be followed by a visit to Paarl Hospital where she will be showcasing the newly constructed facility that is aimed at upscaling mass community testing.

DATE    : Monday, 06 April 2020
TIME    : 09:30 – 11:00
VENUE : Mbekweni CDC

DATE    : Monday, 06 April 2020
TIME    : 11:30 – 12:30
VENUE : Paarl Hospital

All media invited to attend.

Media Enquiries:
Nomawethu Sbukwana
Spokesperson to Minister Nomafrench Mbombo
Ministry of Health
Provincial Government of the Western Cape
P.O Box 2060
 
21st Floor, 4 Dorp Street, Cape Town
 
Tel: (+27) 021 483 2627
Cell: (+27) 083 893 5200
Fax: (+27) 021 483 4143
E-mail: nomawethu.sbukwana@westerncape.gov.za
Website: www.westerncape.gov.za


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edestrian dies, young girl injured in taxi accident

The South African Police Service has arrested the driver of a minibus taxi who allegedly refused to stop at a roadblock at Klapmuts on the R44, and crashed into another vehicle.

This followed a chase by the Provincial Traffic Department. The taxi driver was heading in the direction of Mbekweni. A pedestrian died at the scene and a young girl was injured. She has been taken to hospital.

Drakenstein Municipality expresses its sympathy to the family and loved ones of the deceased.

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20200421 - 500 billion raised_relieve for hunger and social distress

Economic relief measure1 - require funding to scale up

Economic relief measure2 -  require funding

Economic relief measure3 - UIF support

Economic relief measure4 - banks have announced debt restructuring

Economic relief measure5 - Dep of Small Business Development - 500 million

Economic relief measure6 - SARS notice

Economic relief measure7 - Employment Tax Incentive

Economic relief measure8 - SARB 100 basis points down

Economic relief measure9 - Dep of Small Business Development application process

Government Gazette no 43232_20200416

Coronavirus - final amended regulations_20200417

SA lockdown regulations - amendment hardware stores

SA lockdown regulations - regulations_ mining operations

SA lockdown regulations - regulations on evictions

SA lockdown regulations - regulations on energy & petroleum

SA lockdown regulations - amendments on funerals1

SA lockdown regulations - amendments on funerals2

SA lockdown regulations - movement of children during lockdown

SA lockdown regulations - transportation if essential goods

SA lockdown regulations - categorisation of essential services1

SA lockdown regulations - categorisation of essential services2

 

Would you like to lend a helping hand and donate items during lockdown?
 
Please call Berelain Martin or Dorothea January at 021 807 6426 or 021 807 6458 at Drakenstein Municipality. The Municipality will collect the items from your home or business between 11:00 and 13:00 the next day.

All donations received will be recorded and stored at the Municipality's Fire Services division in Berg River Boulevard in Paarl, while another storage facility has also been made available if this one reaches its capacity.
If you would like to donate, please only donate the following items:
Hand sanitizers, hand soaps, face masks, disposable gloves, cleaning materials such as bleach, any disinfectants, washing powder, hand paper towels, toiletries including sanitary pads, white A4 paper in ream packaging, non-perishable foods, long life milk, toilet paper, roll-up mattresses, bottled water and blankets.

We thank you for caring.


Special appeal to undertakers and religious leaders to keep on applying social distancing at funerals

Special appeal to undertakers and religious leaders to keep on applying social distancing at funerals.

Drakenstein Municipality has made a special appeal to undertakers and religious leaders to ensure that social distancing is applied at funerals at all times during the lockdown, and to keep on limiting attendees to a maximum of 50 per funeral.

Two funerals took place in Drakenstein yesterday, with another two taking place today.


The Municipality is generally trying to limit funerals to three per day – taking place from Mondays to Fridays. Special arrangements have been made for Muslim burials, which will be able to take place on the same day.

Drakenstein partners with security companies to assist residents during lockdown

In an ongoing effort to ensure that our residents get the best possible care and assistance during the national lockdown, Drakenstein Municipality has teamed up with a number of security companies that will be working with our Traffic Control and Law Enforcement teams.
Vetus Schola, ADT, Wolf Security, and Dogs and All have confirmed their participation in assisting us with ensuring safety and security and social distancing at ATMs, SASSA pay points and shopping areas.
The Municipality's control room will have direct contact with our partners and vice versa. The participating security companies will also patrol with Law Enforcement in residential areas and assist at roadblocks and vehicle control points.
This partnership will allow our teams to cover more areas and to increase their effectiveness in assisting at ATMs and shops where residents congregate.
Thanks so much to all who are lending a helping hand in Drakenstein. Together, we can fight and overcome COVID-19!
 

Hefty fines for non-compliance to lockdown regulations

For those contemplating ignoring the lockdown regulations or spreading false information on COVID-19, a quick look at the admission of guilt fines may make them think again.
These admission of guilt fines, amongst others, are exclusively valid during the lockdown period from 27 March 2020 until 16 April 2020, issued under section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, No 57 of 2002, unless the lockdown period is extended for which the same will apply unless amended.
The fines are:
1. Failure to comply with national lockdown to stay at place of residence - R1 500.00
2. Publishing any statement to deceive any other person about COVID-19 - R5 000-00 for first offender and court appearance without the option of a fine for the second offence.
3. Failure to present permit to perform essential services when so required – R2 000.00
4. A business failing to cease operations during lockdown other than for essential goods or services – R5 000.00 for first offender and court appearance without the option of a fine for the second offence.
5. Driver loading more than 50% of licenced capacity of vehicle – R1 500.00
6. Retail shop not closed during lockdown period selling goods other than essential goods - R5 000.00 for first offender and court appearance without the option of a fine for the second offence.
7. Other offences on the list include: hindering or interfering with a member of SAPS/SANDF or Peace Officer in the execution of his/her duties under the Disaster Management Act; and publishing any statement to deceive any other person about measures taken by Government.

May spaza shops be open during lockdown?

Spaza shops (house shops) may only operate if they are a legal house shop and have permission from Drakenstein Municipality.

This applies to spaza shop owners who are South Africans as well as foreign nationals. Permission for these shops would have been granted in terms of the House Shop Policy of Drakenstein Municipality prior to the lockdown and no other authority or authorisation.

Spaza shops also have to adhere to all COVID-19 hygiene requirements, as well as social distancing and sanitising. All shops, including house shops, must be closed by 20:00. This is however subject to change, depending on adherence and/or policing needs.

What do I do if my driver’s licence expires during lockdown?

Drakenstein Municipality has received a number of queries since the lockdown with regards to the expiry during this period of learner’s licences, driver's licences, motor vehicle disks, temporary permits and roadworthy certificates.

According to the Government Gazette of 30 March 2020, the Minister of Transport has announced that all the above-mentioned licences and permits will be deemed to be valid and shall be extended for a further grace period of 30 days from the date of expiry of a lockdown period, unless determined otherwise by the Minister.

This effectively means that once the lockdown period is over, the public will have 30 days in which to renew their expired licences or permits and during which time their licences will remain valid.


Permits are not free passes

A permit allowing essential workers to travel to and from their jobs is how those providing crucial services can get to work unhindered and are allowed to be on the streets during the lockdown. The permit allows that person to be in the places they need to be to provide the essential services they perform.
There has been a number of incidents nationally where permit holders have been abusing this document to travel around at leisure and to visit places and people not related to their job or the service they deliver. In some cases they are involving themselves in areas outside of their competencies.
The SAPS and Law Enforcement officers in a number of provinces have already apprehended people who produced a permit but were not carrying out their duties when they were stopped.
Drakenstein Municipality calls on all permit holders to act responsibly and only use the permit for the designated purpose. The SAPS and Law Enforcement officials are charged with enforcing the lockdown regulations.
It is very important that people who do not need to be outside should remain in their homes. The abuse or misuse of valid permits is a serious matter and cannot be condoned.


Lockdown extended until end of Apr 2020

Mass community screening

Establishing quarantine facilities

Protecting livelihoods

Economic support measures

Public health response

Mobilising support from all South Africans

Economic support measures_Farmers & SMMEs

Providing water to the communities

Providing support to the vulnerable_Social grants

Providing support to the vulnerable_Food parcels

Economic  support measures_Financial support

WC Government Food Relieve Programme_Eng_2000409

WC Government Food Relieve Programme_Afr_20200409

WC Government Food Relieve Programme_Xho_20200409

COVID-19 public mask leaflet Eng_20200407

COVID-19 public mask leaflet Afr_20200407

COVID-19 public mask leaflet Xho_20200407

WC gov Health Dep is doing door to door_2020405_Eng

WC gov Health Dep is doing door to door_2020405_Afr

WC gov Health Dep is doing door to door_2020405_Xho

WCED Quality Learning at home_20200403_Eng

WCED Quality Learning at home_20200403_Afr

WCED Quality Learning at home_20200403_Xho

Public Transport Regulations

WC gov digital resources for download at home_Eng

WC gov digital resources for download at home_Afr

WC gov digital resources for download at home_Xho

Lockdown regulations 1 - in terms of the Disaster Management Act

Lockdown regulations 2 - Self-Isolation vs Quarantine

Lockdown regulations 3

What is the purpose of a lockdown?

What will I be able to do under lockdown?

What is a lockdown?

Who will remain at work?

Can you go to work?

Should I stock up now?

What if you have an emergency?

Mythbusters

Mythbuster - Alcohol and chlorine

Mythbuster - Alcohol

Mythbuster - Antibiotics

Mythbuster - Bath

Mythbuster - Cold

Mythbuster - Garlic

Mythbuster - Hand dryers

Mythbuster - Heat

Mythbuster - Medicines

Mythbuster - Mosquitoes

Mythbuster - Older people

Mythbuster - Saline

Mythbuster - Thermal scanners

Mythbuster - UV lamps

Mythbuster - Vaccines

 

#1 Coronavirus COVID-19 Information for the Business Community

Gov Gazette SmallBusinessDev_20200513

Gov Gazette TradeIndusCompetition_20200513

20200428 COVID Economic Response

20200428 Occupational Health and Safety Measures in Workplaces

20200429 - Managing COVID-19 in the workplace - Preventing & Managing Coronavirus Infection in Supermarkets (draft4)

20200429 - Managing COVID-19 in the workplace - Preventing and Managing Coronavirus Infection in the Workplace_Generic & Select Sectors

 

WC Business Survey Report

The Department of Economic Development and Tourism has completed the  Western Cape C19 Business Survey and received input from 2150 respondents. The survey findings is providing insight to the Department on the economic impact of COVID-19 and will contribute to shaping business support initiatives.

View the document: WC Business Survey Report_20200424 

 

20200423 Business Support Flyer - businesses we are here to support you

20200423 Business Support Flyer map - how we helped WC businesses

20200423 Protect our grocery store staff
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20200423 Media statement - Further tax measures to combat COVID-19

Media Statement:
National Treasury Media statement - Call to PPE Suppliers - read more

 

COVID-19 SMME Relief Resource List

Please view the document - click here

 

News for Informal Traders and Spaza Shops (Coronavirus)

Throughout Drakenstein there are over 200 informal traders who have received permits to trade. In terms of the directions issued under the lockdown regulations, the only food stuffs which may be sold are fresh fruit and vegetables, and raw fish.

The process for anyone intending to engage in informal trading includes an advertisement of the trading sites and business hives, a screening and interview process, a selection process and a final decision. This process is an administrative one and councillors may not issue any permissions to trade at all.

With regards to spaza/house shops, an application has to have been made in terms of the House Shop Policy. If the application is approved, the owner of the shop receives a letter allowing them to trade on the property only. There are over 140 legal house/spaza shops throughout Drakenstein.

No new permits are being issued during the lockdown, mainly because there is a clear process set by the Drakenstein Municipal Council which needs to be adhered to, and also because all trading opportunities have been allocated. The full set of measures that must be observed during the national lockdown period are available on our website: http://www.drakenstein.gov.za/coronavirus

Thank you.

 

Wesgro in collaboration with DEDAT

Wesgro in collaboration with DEDAT will be launching a funding tool on 8 April 2020 on the www.supportbusiness.co.za platform.
 
The tool can be found at https://www.supportbusiness.co.za/covid-19-fund-finder/ The COVID-19 Fund Finder is a simple 6 step process which assists companies in identifying funding/relief measures available that are specifically relevant to each company. The user will have the ability to click through to the relevant funding portal or download the application forms directly of the www.supportbusiness.co.za website. Please check it out here and follow the 6 step process.

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Further clarity on essential services and goods

We realise there has been some confusion about which shops are able to remain open to provide essential goods. We can confirm the following (in alignment with SAPS Western Cape and the Provincial Government):
• Grocery stores include large retail chains as well as smaller corner grocery stores, spaza or house shops, fruit and veg shops, butchers and convenience stores at filling stations.
• All shops may ONLY operate between 06:00 and 18:00 and they must maintain all distancing and related measures to mitigate against the spread of COVID-19. Convenience shops at filling stations must operate in conjunction with the trading hours of the filling station.
• Informal FOOD traders who have applied for and received an informal trading permit from Drakenstein Municipality are also allowed to trade, but must adhere to the trading hours of 6:00 to 18:00.
• Pet and veterinary stores are permitted to be open. They may ONLY sell animal food and animal medicines.
• Health food shops that sell food, hygiene products and/or cleaning products are permitted to be open. If open, these stores may ONLY sell essential goods.
• Cellphone shops are not allowed to be open. They would only be allowed to sell airtime, and airtime can be bought at any grocery store, spaza shop or online.
• Money lending businesses are not permitted to be open at all.
• Businesses can deliver essential goods to people’s homes, but they can't deliver hot meals or any non-essential goods to people's homes.
The sale of cigarettes and tobacco products is NOT permitted. There have been varying opinions regarding the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products and we are urgently seeking further clarity from both SAPS and the Provincial Government. We will communicate the outcome as soon as we have a clear and verified instruction.
Some other important points are:
• If a business provides an essential service, all staff must have a written permit (in the prescribed format) to leave home and travel to work. Staff must carry the original permit with their ID in case enforcement officers stop them.
• The purpose of the lockdown is to stop the spread of the virus by stopping people from moving around and gathering. So, if your staff can work from home then please allow them to do so.
• If you have an essential service and must operate from the workplace, please ensure that all safety and hygiene measures are put in place to protect yourself and your staff.
• If you are not providing an essential service and continue to operate outside the home you are committing a criminal offence.
Report businesses that are inflating prices during the lockdown to the Consumer Commission: 0800 014 880

Report non-essential businesses that continue to operate from the workplace: 0800 006 543

 

Small Business Development relief schemes for informal traders and spaza/house shops

The Minister of Small Business Development, Honourable Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, has announced the commencement of relief schemes for informal traders and spaza/house shops. The scheme will allow National Government to provide spaza shops and informal traders/hawkers with seed capital and money to buy stock.

The following considerations will apply in the assessment of applications:

South Africans: Holder of a Valid ID
Foreign Nationals: Must lawfully be in the Republic and holds a valid passport with a visa issued in terms of the Immigration Act 2002 authorising him/her to operate a business (e.g. business visa, section 11(6) visitor's with condition to operate business, Lesotho Special Permit or Zimbabwe Special Permit with a condition to operate business). The permit for the spaza/house shop must be linked to validity period of the applicable visa of the foreign national. The owner must hold a refugees status issued in terms of the Refugees Act, 1998. For further details regarding the eligibility of foreign nationals please see the Guidelines for Applications at www.dsbd.gov.za.

All spaza/house shops must:
1. Register with the SA Revenue Service, the Unemployment Insurance Fund and the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (this requirement is to give legal effect, and does infer spaza/house shops will start paying tax)
2. Be owner-managed, and must have a valid bank account;
3. Be willing to buy products produced by South African small businesses as part of the bulk-buying schemes;
4. Be willing to submit monthly management accounts for at least twelve (12) months; and
5. Comply with sanitation requirements, including disinfection.

For more details on the Guidelines for Applications visit www.dsbd.gov.za. Online registration is at https://smmesa.gov.za. 


Hand washing - flyer_Eng

Hand washing - flyer_Afr

Hand washing - flyer web_Xho

COVID-19 FAQ - 17 March 2020 Afr.pdf

COVID-19 FAQ - 17 March 2020 Eng.pdf

COVID-19 FAQ - 17 March 2020 Xhosa.pdf

COVID-19 General leaflet Eng_1

COVID-19 General leaflet Eng_2

COVID-19 General leaflet Afr_1

COVID-19 General leaflet Afr_2

COVID-19 General leaflet Xhosa_1

COVID-19 General leaflet Xhosa_2

COVID-19 Information for travellers WC

COVID-19 Preventing COVID-19 in your workplace - leaflet WC

 

#2 Dept of Trade, Industry and Competition Intervention Fund

1. NEF National Empowerment Fund_Application Form

2. NEF National Empowerment Fund_Credit Check Company information

3. Criteria for DTIC COVID Relief Fund

4. NEF Indemnity form

5. NEF Personal statement of assets liabilities

 

#3 Government Gazette - Regulations

Gov Notice - Regulations L3_final

Gov Gazette - Consumer and Customer Protection and National Disaster Management Regulations and Directions

Gov Gazette - Covid-19 Trade Industries 2020 - Exemption for Retail Property Sector_March 2020

 

#4 Statement by Pres Ramaphosa NCC COVID-19 on 23 March 2020

Statement by Pres Cyril Ramaphosa NCC COVID-19 on 23 March 2020

 

#5 ​Dep of Labour TERS Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme

TERS Application Process

 

#6 ​Dep of Labour TERS Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme

What is the purpose of a lockdown?

What will I be able to do under lockdown?

What is a lockdown?

Who will remain at work?

Can you go to work?

Should I stock up now?

What if you have an emergency?

 

#7 ​Healthcare Exemption Regulation

COVID-19 Healthcare Exemption Regulation

 

#8 ​Links providing information that businesses in the sector would need

COVID-19

Please find the below links providing information that businesses in the sector would need:

Agriculture: "Exports and imports of critical agriculture commodities and the logistical measures will continue during this lock down period to ensure global and national food security. This is not only limited to retailers but the entire food value chain, from farm-related operations, agro-processing and food manufacturing, logistics and related services, wholesale and retail services, and all support functions that ensure efficient delivery of the agro-food system."
https://www.gov.za/speeches/minister-thoko-didiza-message-agriculture-and-food-sector-south-africa-coronavirus-24-mar 

Tourism:  "The Department of Tourism has made an additional R200 million available to assist SMEs in the tourism and hospitality sector who are under particular stress due to the new travel restrictions. This is amongst the interventions we believe will help to cushion our society from these economic difficulties." 
https://www.gov.za/speeches/tourism-minister-24-mar-2020-0000 

#9 ​COVID-19 The Employment Survival Guide

COVID-19 The Employment Survival Guide

 

#10 ​UIF Easy Aid for Corona Benefits

1. Temporary Employer or Employee Relief Scheme - Easy Aid

2. UIF How to claim

3. UIF Easy Aid for Corona Benefits

4. UIF Employee Letter_Covid19

5. UIF Employer Letter_Covid19

6. UIF easy guide for electronic claims

 

#11 ​Guideline - Completion of the Permit to Perform Essential Services

Guideline for the Completion of the Permit to Perform Essential Services

 

#12 ​Guidelines for Application for the Debt Relief Finance Scheme

1. Media alert - Guidelines for Application for the Debt Relief Finance Scheme

2. SMME Debt Relief Scheme_poster

3. Business Growth Resilience Facility_poster

 

#13 Trade and Industry Incentives: Who to call

DTI Incentive - Contact info during COVID-19

 

#14 Cancellation of Certificates no designated as Essential Services

CIPC Media Release - Cancellation of Certificates

 

#15 Frequently asked questions Business and Employment

DM FAQs Business & Employment

 

#16 Frequently asked questions for Agriculture

Agricultural Frequently Asked Questions FAQs_20200525

FAQs for Agriculture

Advert COVID-19 Agric Disaster Support Fund v1

COVID-19 Disaster Relief Checklist_20200417

COVID -19 Disaster Agric Support Fund Application Form_final version_20200417 (use the MS Word docx)

COVID -19 Disaster Agric Support Fund Application Form_final version_20200417 (use the pdf)

 

#17 Tourism and the Hospitality Sector

Tourism and the Hospitality Sector

Tourism Relief Fund

 

#18 Sukuma SMME Business Support

The Sukuma Relief Programme is a response to the call by President Ramaphosa to all social partners to support SMMEs sustain their businesses and preserve jobs. The Rupert family and Remgro Limited pledged R1 billion towards supporting businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19. The programme offers distinct and separate financial aid to formal sole proprietors and close corporations, companies, and trusts.

Please find the following links:

https://finance.businesspartners.co.za/faqs-for-companies-trusts-close-corporations/

https://finance.businesspartners.co.za/faqs-for-formal-sole-proprietors/

https://finance.businesspartners.co.za/

 

#19 Trading Guidelines Informal Traders & House Spaza Shops

Media release - Guidelines for participation in the Spazashops & General Dealers Support Scheme_20200418

Government Gazette - Small Business Development_dated 06 Apr 2020

Trading Guidelines_Informal Traders & House Spaza Shops

 

#20 Wine exports: Q and A

In terms of the Regulations that were published on 7 April 2020, wine may now be exported under certain conditions. Permission has been granted for the export of finished wine products (in bulk and packaged format), that is currently in port or to be transported from cellars and warehouses to ports or airports for the purpose of export.

Q & A Comms to industry for exports_20200409 

 

#21 Youth Micro Enterprises Relief Fund | NYDA

NYDA RELIEVES DISTRESSED YOUTH-OWNED ENTERPRISES

The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) has launched the Youth Micro Enterprises Relief Fund (YMERF) aimed at assisting youth-owned enterprises, which might not qualify for other funds.

“This fund will respond to challenges facing youth-owned businesses, such as the inability to pay employees, lack of income and waiting periods for other funding mechanisms.

“Funding will be capped at R10 000 for every qualifying business. More details about the NYDA Youth Micro Enterprise Relief Fund are available on www.nyda.gov.za and on all NYDA social media platforms".

National Youth Development Agency - NYDA Fund flyer a

National Youth Development Agency - NYDA Fund flyer b

 

#22 COVID-19 Risk Recovery Strategy

Last night, Thursday 23 April 2020 the President announced that during the coming weeks government will adopt a phased approach to re-open our economy. Tomorrow the Minister of COGTA, Dr Dlamini- Zuma and the Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr. Ebrahim Patel, will provide a detailed briefing on the classification of industries as part of the risk adjusted strategy which we have attached for ease of reference. The briefing is scheduled  for 25 April 2020 at 10:00.

We have also embarked on a process to conduct a business survey to obtain a more detailed understanding of the economic impact Covid-19 has had on the Drakenstein municipal area and would appreciate if you could take the time to complete this survey. We encourage you to click on the following link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/drakensteinoncovid-19 and would also like to remind you about Wesgro’s Covid -19 fund finder tool which you can access by clicking on https://www.supportbusiness.co.za/covid-19-fund-finder/

SA lockdown 20200423 - proposal for phased economic recovery

SA lockdown 20200423 - Level 5 to 1

 

Emergency Numbers

Life threatening
021 872 2323

Service Emergency
021 807 4500

Address

Drakenstein Municipality
Berg River Boulevard
Paarl
South Africa
7622

GPS coordinates

S33 44.248 E18 58.108

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