The Western Cape Red Tape Reduction Unit has intervened to ease the economic impact of gas shortage in the province.
The unit has liaised with Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) to develop an interim solution to bridge the shortage of liquefied petroleum gas.
Speaking to Africa Melane, MEC for Economic Opportunities Alan Winde said the Unit has managed to get the rules changed to 16 hours as opposed to 12 hours and also they have four ships coming into the harbour monthly.
According to Winde, KayaGas (the dominant importer of LPG) receives its gas from vessels which dock in the Cape Town Harbour which was only allowed a 12-hour limit to spend in the port.
The decision for the unit to intervene tails complaints from local businesses and now with the changed rules, Winde says the story has a happy ending.
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