The City has drafted a revised by-law to replace the current outdoor advertising by-law which was promulgated during February 2006. This draft document was approved by Council on 25 October 2018 to be subjected to a public participation process to garner the comments of the public and relevant stakeholders. Public meetings commenced on Saturday, 19 January 2019 and further meetings will take place from 28 January to 2 February 2019.
The detailed meeting schedule is as follows:
Monday, 28 January 2019 at the Erasmuskloof Fire Station at 18:00
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 at the Centurion Council Chambers at 18:00
Thursday, 31 January 2019 at the Wonderboom National Airport at 10:00
Friday, 1 February 2019 at the Sammy Marks Auditorium at 10:00
Saturday, 2 February 2019 at the Rooiwal Community Hall, Sammy Marks Dining Hall, Olievenhoutbosch Community Hall and Stanza Bopape Community Hall in Mamelodi from 09:00
The by-law is applicable to and regulates all outdoor advertising in the City of Tshwane's area of jurisdiction.
The by-law will –
- strike a balance between outdoor advertising opportunities and economic development on the one hand and the conservation of visual, tourist, traffic safety, environmental and heritage characteristics on the other hand; and
- set out the legal requirements for aspects such as application procedures, safety, amenity and decency, the design and construction of signs, offences and penalties, as well as the types of signs and the regulation of their display.
This by-law will apply to any person or organ of state advertising on any sign erected within the jurisdiction of the Municipality as defined in terms of this by-law.
Copies of the draft by-law are available on the City of Tshwane's public website (http://www.tshwane.gov.za), as well as at customer care centres and municipal libraries.
Anyone who wishes to comment may submit written comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com; hand-deliver it at Room 305, 3rd Floor, Sammy Marks Square, Lilian Ngoyi Street, Pretoria; or post it to PO Box 3242, Pretoria 0001.
All written comments must be submitted on or before 19 March 2019.
Enquiries: Mr Clyde Petersen (012 358 8035/7694, firstname.lastname@example.org)