The food safety awareness campaign is an ongoing exercise that the municipality has embarked on, which started in Polokwane Municipality in early November 2023. When conducting inspections, the team checks compliance regarding food safety, migration laws and other food handling issues.
The aim of the awareness campaign is to call for communities to ensure the food they buy and consume is fit for human consumption. The campaign is an emphasis to the already existing inspections conducted by municipal health inspectors, from time to time.
The theme for the campaign is “Accelerate Action Together Safe Food – Saves Life.” The campaign was held on 15 November 2023 at Senwabarwana Town under Blouberg Local Municipality. The campaign was led by the Speaker of the Council of Capricorn District Municipality Cllr Maseka Pheedi. The team include SAPS, Home Affairs, Municipal Health Services, Traffic, etc.