City of Cape Town opens film permit office

  • According to the executive mayor, Alderman Dan Plato, this comes after the national government announced that it would allow local film production companies to return to work during level 4 of the Covid-19 lockdown.
  • Plato said having the film industry back at work will bring some economic relief because the industry pumps billions into the City’s local economy.
  • Ensuring the safe, regulated return to the film work of this industry will act as a catalyst for the return to work of the broad range of service providers that support this industry, Plato said.
  • Risk assessments and a Covid-19 mitigation plan for every location needs to be conducted before a film permit is issued.

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