COVID-19: Home and office removals get green light

Selection Cartage is thrilled to announce that the backlog of orders that have built up in our storage warehouses since the implementation of COVID-19 lockdown measures will be eased from today, 8 May 2020.

The company’s experienced home and office removals teams have been waiting patiently to service our loyal customers since 27 March, when the lockdown came into effect. 

Our trucks are loaded, our staff is back at work and we’re looking forward to our wheels starting to turn again.

Yesterday, the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma announced a set of directions on the once-off movement of persons and the transportation of goods for purposes of relocation.

Restrictions on transport companies eased

The directions allow individuals and businesses to move premises within, and across provincial, metropolitan or district boundaries during Level 4 of the national lockdown. 

Removal companies were not permitted to operate during Level 4 because people were not allowed to move from their current address to a new address.

But pressure from within the removals industry, as well as a more pragmatic approach from government, has seen the restrictions being eased.

However, the directions issued in terms of the government notice stipulate only a 30-day window period for the once-off movement of persons and transportation of goods ending on 7 June 2020. It is unclear at this stage what will happen after this date.

The new regulations in terms of Section 27(2)(f) of the Disaster Management Act , 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002) apply to:

  • A person who needs to travel to his or her new place of residence and to transport goods, which are limited to household furniture and effects
  • A person who needs to travel must obtain a permit to travel across provincial, metropolitan or district boundaries from the station commander of a police station or a person designated by the station commander

‘Pleased to help our loyal customers with home and office moves’

Carla Rodrigues Schoeman, who heads up Selection Cartage, says although she is puzzled by the 7 June 2020 cut-off, she is grateful for the opportunity to help their customers. 

“We have interlink trucks loaded at our Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town depots and we are so pleased to be able to assist our customers with their home relocations and office moves,” she says.      

Over 80 years of experience in the relocations business has been passed down to our removal teams.

This ensures we have crews that are well trained to deliver quality, trouble-free home and office removals.

All our team members will be equipped with the necessary personal protective equipment to ensure the safety of our staff and customers during their move.

We urge all our customers who have booked with us to ensure they complete the necessary paperwork in terms of the legislation. 

  • Click here to download a copy of the regulations and the form that needs to be completed by a station commander.

We assure you that all removals will be performed in compliance with the COVID-19 regulations and the relevant directions issued by the Minister of Transport.

  • If you have any queries about your move, please contact us.