The Stellenbosch Municipality has been hard at work trying to combat the spread of COVID-19 in the country. Their latest effort is a new programme to sanitise public spaces.

This new programme focuses on cleaning public areas like public transport hubs.

“We have rolled out a public spaces sanitising programme in our municipal area,” explains the municipality. “Last night, our Water Services Department washed and disinfected the Bergzicht taxi rank and surrounding area. The programme will focus on public spaces, such as public transport hubs, across the entire municipal area. Together, we can and will beat this virus!”

Credit: Facebook / Stellenbosch Municipality
Credit: Facebook / Stellenbosch Municipality
Credit: Facebook / Stellenbosch Municipality

This isn’t the only way the municipality is trying to make a difference. In late March, the municipality gave businesses and residents negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic a three-month break from paying property rates.

“The DA-led council today decided to suspend for three months the collection of property rates for businesses and households within our town boundaries that have been negatively impacted by the novel coronavirus outbreak,” said Executive Mayor Gesie Van Diverter.

“Once the crisis is over, we shall work with applicants to pay the outstanding debt on reasonable terms and without the accrual of interest or penalties.”

Picture: Facebook / Stellenbosch Municipality

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