*ICTA reaction to the reopening of South African borders*
17 September 2020
The International Cross-Border Traders Association(ICTA) would like to applaud President Ramaphosa for his speech that includes the reopening of borders to Cross-Border Traders.
As the ICTA, we wrote a letter to the President on Monday the 14th of September 2020 asking for the reopening of the South African borders to the public the least being opening for traders. We deeply appreciate the positive response by the President that the borders will be opened on 1 October 2020 for the crossing of Cross Border Traders and business purpose trips.
It is a great honour to the South African government for showing quality leadership at this difficult time by saving lives and livelihood at the same time.
ICTA has more than 1000 traders that crosses into South Africa to buy or/and sale products using Beitbridge border post on daily basis.
We take this opportunity to advise the Zimbabwean government to follow suit as the operations of the border needs to be uniform on both sides of the border.
We will assist all loading zones in South Africa with the screening and sanitization of travellers.
It is mandatory for all Cross-Border Traders travelling to South Africa to download Covid-19 Alert App on Google Store or Apple Store. ICTA will not allow any travelling member to enter South without the above mentioned app.
Stay safe and be safe…
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