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2011-07-20: Illegal signage gets removed as promised

JOHANNESBURG'S serial polluters and street-advertising hogs are already feeling the heat of stricter by-law enforcement. The City of Johannesburg has started to remove illegal posters and advertising signs that have become an eyesore for residents over the months.

This follows an undertaking by Clr Ruby Mathang, the Member of Mayoral Committee for Development Planning and Urban Management, to take strong action against habitual offenders and strictly enforce the City's Outdoor Advertising by-laws.

The JMPD stepped in to remove illegal advertising in the following areas:

ERF 13 Barbeque Downs Extension 1 (Woodmead Drive next to Kyalami race course)
ERF 335 Selby Ext 3 (at the interchange with M1 & M2)
Erven 334 – 335 Stormill (facing Main Reef)
Civin Drive (near the corner of Club Street) Senderwood
ERF 39 Bramley (facing M1)
PTN 412 Woodlands (farm Driefontein facing William Nicol Drive)
ERF 2422,2423 & 2424 Johannesburg (facing Juta Street M1 at the Smit Street off ramp)
The Department also intends removing posters and will make a concerted effort to clean graffiti and flyers off bridges and walls.

This action will continue in the coming weeks with the objective of cleaning up the entire city gradually. The next step will be to clamp down on habitual infringers of the City's land use and building control regulations.

The City has obtained a number of High Court orders to act against illegal outdoor advertising and illegal construction work. These court orders are now being executed.


"Joburg, a City where community development, personal growth and social mobility are enhanced so that challenges of poverty, vulnerability, inequality and social exclusion are fundamentally addressed".

Issued on behalf of:
Councillor Ruby Mathang
Mayoral committee
Development Planning and Urban Management
City of Joburg

Issued by:
Virgil James
City of Joburg
082 467 9415/011 407 7226