We have been notified of a petition to Mayor Herman Mashaba regarding businesses operating illegally in Melville, created by a resident from our community.

“ Dear resident or affected party,

Various businesses in Melville are having a negative impact on our suburb and on you by operating illegally. The petition below is addressed to our mayor to ask him to take these contraventions seriously and prioritise enforcement.

I ask you to consider the importance of this petition, even if it does not affect you right now, imagine someone buys the house next to you and starts operating a restaurant without applying for the correct zoning rights to do so? This is what has already happened with NCW.

Therefore, please consider the impact of allowing people to step outside of their zoning rights and what it would have on you, even if it does not currently affect you.