All informal traders who operate in the greater Knysna area need to be registered and be in possession of a trader permit issued by the Economic Development Department at the Knysna Municipality. This includes anyone trading on sidewalks, in containers, spaza shops, public open areas, etc.
You can apply for a permit in a specific trading area, e.g. African Craft Market or for permission to trade as a house shop, etc. Containers are only allowed in designated areas. If there is no available space your name will be placed on a waiting list.
If you are interested to trade in a specific trading area, please apply as space is limited. All applicants will be screened according to the Informal Traders Policy and Street Trading By-law. Various trading areas have a committee which assists in the management of the area.
- Main Street Market
- African Craft Market
- Sedgefield Taxi Rank
- Knysna Taxi Rank
- Buffalo Bay, etc.
A trading permit will cost R100 for a three month period and will be renewed if traders comply with code of conduct and following routine inspections.
Requirements to trade:
- Proof of address
- Details of type of goods or service
- Completed application form
- Receipt of permit fee (Customer Care)
- Eden District Health Certificate if required
Complete the official application form, submit it with a copy of your ID, proof of residence and a copy of Health Certificate (if application is for eatables). For more information, or to submit your application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The application will be processed and payment instruction will be forwarded. Once the proof of payment is submitted a permit will be issued which will be renewable within a month or 3 months, depending on the application.
For more information please contact us:
Economic Development Department
2nd Floor, 3 Church Street
Old Main Building, Knysna, 6570
Tel: 044 302 6360