9 December 2021
Statement by Geraldine Mettler – Municipal Manager
Following the conclusion of approval processes between the municipality and the developers of the Root 44 Wine Emporium, a partial Temporary Occupancy Certificate (TOC) has been granted to Root 44. This follows the conclusion of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) which confirms the type and scope of uses as permitted in terms of the land use approval granted by the municipality in 2009.
In terms of this partial TOC, wine-tasting, wine sales and all types of cuisine that is made to order at the premises and for on-site consumption will be permitted. At this stage, occupancy may only occur on the ground floor of the facility.
This TOC is granted in terms of section 14 of the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act 103 of 1977 and is a partial occupation of the ground floor of the facility for 6 months – ending on 30 June 2022. After this period, a full and final occupation certificate will be considered by the municipality when the first floor of the building has also been completed to the satisfaction of the municipality.
The municipality is committed to ensure that the approved land use rights are adhered to.