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PARKING MARSHALS SET TO MANAGE ON-STREET PARKING IN SEA POINT FROM 2 NOVEMBER

Parking marshals will be back on the beat in the Sea Point area.

The City of Cape Town wants to inform motorists and businesses that parking marshals will return to Sea Point on Tuesday, 2 November 2021

As from then, the City will resume charging a tariff for the use of on-street parking bays in Sea Point to ensure a turnover of bays for those visiting the area.

The applicable parking tariffs for Sea Point are:R4,80 per 15 minutesR19.20 per hour

Payment methods:

•Cash

•SnapScan

•Debit card

•Credit card

‘We want to inform motorists ahead of time that they will be charged for on-street parking again, given that the management of parking was temporarily suspended since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic last year. Now that life is slowly returning to normal, we expect to see an increase in economic activity. We anticipate that tourists will return to our beautiful city over the festive season, as will visitors from other parts of the country.‘

The purpose of charging a tariff for on-street parking bays is to ensure a turnover of bays in popular areas and where people do business. This will benefit business owners because their clients need parking, and those who are looking for parking will also benefit because parking bays will not be hogged for hours on end by the same person,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Councillor Rob Quintas.

Motorists are reminded that they need to pay for parking upfront. This is to prevent a situation where motorists return to their vehicles and drive off before paying the marshal.

The City is in the process of concluding a clamping protocol. Once finalised, repeat offenders who refuse to pay will have the wheels of their vehicles clamped. Fines for parking violations range between R300 and R1 000, depending on the violation.‘

The parking contracts in itself will provide over 200 jobs which is much needed in these difficult times. Also, the purpose of managing parking is to stimulate economic activity and to provide access to businesses who need to create jobs. This is extremely important, in particular now that the City is gearing for economic recovery in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.