The City of Ekurhuleni will host a workshop to encourage informal traders to register and get their businesses licensed.
According to the City, operating a formalised small business enables entrepreneurs to gain access to funding and certain protections by the law.
“Industry leaders and expects in the business registration fraternity will educate hawkers and people running a spaza shop, retailer, restaurant or tuck shop from their home about the benefits of registering their company. The workshop is open to all traders including foreign nationals as compliance issues in selling food will also be discussed,” said City Spokesperson, Themba Gadebe.
The workshop is only taking place at the Vosloorus Customer Care Centre on Tuesday, however informal business traders can visit the Brakpan Customer Care Centre (admin block) where they will receive the same information that will be presented at the workshop.
In addition, City Planning will also be on hand to answer any questions business owners might have related to bylaw enforcement.