Do I need a CIPC Certificate to operate as an accommodation offering for essential and permitted services workers?

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Published: May 3, 2020

No, you don’t.

What you need is permission to operate from the National Department of Tourism during Alert Level 4. You will be required to provide proof that the workers are performing essential services, and will be required to submit all workers’ details, with their ID numbers, and occupancy dates.

How do I obtain permission as an accommodation establishment?

Permission can be obtained by contacting the Department of Tourism (either Paul Mamola (pmasemola@tourism.gov.za) or Keetso Makumbe (kmakume@tourism.gov.za).

What must be included in my application?

The following should be included in your application (on letterhead):

  1. The name of the company seeking accommodation (employer of essential services workers) with contact details
  2. Names and surname (ID copies) of the essential workers who seek accommodation*
  3. Expected date of check-in and to check-out.

 

**in case of accommodation request by SAPS and SANDF, there will be no need for submission of no: 2 above.

Note this is not an essential services permit, but an approval from the Minister of Tourism, and will suffice for SAPS.

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