The City of Johannesburg intends to refurbish and reallocate the Kopanong Market Stalls in Ivory Park.

The Member of the Mayoral Committee (MMC) for Economic Development, Cllr Nkuli Mbundu did an oversight visit at the stalls on Wednesday, 13 July 2022.

The stalls are in a debilitated state after being vandalised and stripped of all contents.

The City plans to put stronger measures in place that will protect traders and the stalls themselves. After that is done, the stalls will be refurbished and reallocated to traders so that trading can commence.

The stalls will be reallocated in the next coming months. The CoJ Department of Economic Development is currently finalising the Service Level Agreement with the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA).

“This process should no longer be delayed as there are budget allocations in this new 22/23 Financial Year,” said MMC Mbundu.

“Our team will ensure project timelines are communicated and provide oversight until our traders receive permits, sign their leases, and can begin their business operations,” added MMC Mbundu.

The Kopanong Market has capacity for 99 stalls which will be allocated to traders in line with the Informal Trading Policy.

The process to handover leases will be re-initiated as a number of concerns were raised by the ward councillor, Cllr Yoliswa Twala, during the last undertaking in 2018.

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