OBEY THE BYLAWS OUTDOOR ADVERTISERS WARNED
In ridding the City of illegal advertisements, Operation Lungisa was launched which saw City officials working with Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) at identified hotspots in Germiston on Thursday (18 October).
Illegal advertising is posted mostly on street poles, traffic lights, dustbins, bus stations, electrical infrastructure and other municipal property and CBDs are mainly targeted due to the high number of foot traffic.
The City's Metro Police impounded signs and mobile billboards at the City's storage facility, and owners will be issued with applicable penalties when they claim them.
The Billboards and Display of Billboards Bylaws state, among others, that no one can erect or display advertising signs or advertisements painted on a boundary wall, bridges, water tower, reservoir or silo. Electrical transformer boxes and dustbins are commonly used to paste these advertisements on, which damage the infrastructure and cost the City money in repairing them. Others are placed in such a way that they block traffic signs from view by motorists and pedestrians.
The City's Outdoor Advertising Management Committee (OAMC) keeps a register of all approved signs or advertising structures and allocates a unique registration number that is displayed on the sign in a suitable, clearly visible position so that it can be identified as approved. This is to ensure seamless processing of outdoor advertising applications.
For information on approval procedures, contact the following Outdoor Advertising Control officers:
Area for Desired Advertising
Name of Control Officer
||(011) 999 999 0974
|Kempton Park||Thandiwe Moloi||(011) 999 3661
|Springs||Phumla Tshiqi||(011) 999 3667
Caption: Outdoor Advertising Control Officer Susan Wilson and Dudu Tshabalala from the Expanded Public Works Programme work together to rid the Germiston CBD of illegal advertisements during Thursday's operation.