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EThekwini Calls on Undertakers To Register On Database
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Date: 2021-10-04 06:21:29

EThekwini Calls on Undertakers To Register On Database

ETHEKWINI NEWSFLASH
 
29 AUGUST 2020
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
EThekwini Calls on Undertakers To Register On Database
 
In an effort to address the increase in bogus undertakers, eThekwini Municipality is inviting all legal and illegal undertakers to register on the Municipal database.
 
By registering, undertakers will allow the City to monitor the sector and curb the rise in illegal undertakers.
 
Head of the Parks, Recreation and Culture Unit Thembinkosi Ngcobo said the Municipality has witnessed a growing number of illegal undertakers and monumentalists, dealing in headstones and plaques, which has had a negative impact not only in the business sector but has affected grieving families.
 
“The tough economic climate has given rise to bogus undertakers and monumentalists. As a City we have had to find ways of regulating this industry,” said Ngcobo.
 
He said systems have to be in place to ensure that the industry is well regulated. “By encouraging these businesses to register, this will not only allow them to be on a database but to be part of empowerment programmes that will assist them to do business legally,” he said.
 
In 2017 the Municipality launched the Radical Economic Transformation Framework aimed to promote inclusive business growth, empower entrepreneurs and promote social cohesion.
 
Ngcobo said: “We invite both legal and illegal undertakers and monumentalists to come forward so that collectively we will address this matter. This opportunity will also assist them with relevant skills and compliance to help legalise their businesses.”
 
Registration will commence from 1 to 30 September. Registration forms are obtainable from the 7th floor, Delta Towers Building, 303 Dr Pixley KaSeme Street or can be emailed on request.
 
For more information or enquiries contact Jackie Bosse on 031 311 4581 or Zama Nhachengo on 031 311 4553.
 
ENDS
 
Issued by the eThekwini Municipality’s Communications Unit. For media enquiries contact Municipality’s Spokesperson Msawakhe Mayisela on 060 966 4220