Comment on City’s Plan to Amend the Nuisances By-Law

Goucher College’s Eric Singer speaking with a Bush Radio intern

A popular saying at Bush Radio is that “Democracy is not a spectator sport”. For our democracy to work we have to be active citizens and engage, debate and express our views on all laws – especially the ones being drafted.

The City of Cape Town has called for comment on the City’s Streets, Public Places and the Prevention of Noise Nuisances Amendment By-law.

Please download the draft amendment on the City’s website and send in your comments.

About the By-law

The By-law was first promulgated in 2007 and relates to the management of streets, public places, noise nuisances and other related matters on all properties in Cape Town.

Our proposed amendment aims to add and streamline procedural aspects of the By-law that support and enable necessary law enforcement, including:

  • effectively resolving complaints and situations relating to noise, and
  • reducing risk to the City, individuals and land owners by ensuring that these processes/actions are supported by legislation.

In terms of section 17 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, Act 32 of 2000, you can submit comments to the municipality.

Comments and objections may be submitted from 17 April –17 May 2020.

If you have online access please check the City’s document centre regularly.

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