CAPE TOWN Sunny. Mild.

MIN12
MAX17
7 day
  • Friday 13-17°c Sunny. Mild. Sunny. Mild.
    Saturday 12-18°c Sunny. Mild. Sunny. Mild.
    Sunday 12-18°c Sunny. Mild. Sunny. Mild.
    Monday 14-18°c Sunny. Mild. Sunny. Mild.
    Tuesday 13-16°c High level clouds. Cool. High level clouds. Cool.
    Wednesday 14-18°c High level clouds. Mild. High level clouds. Mild.
More News

Cape Town: 10 days to remove party posters

2014-05-20 15:31
Johannesburg - Political parties have 10 days after the elections to remove campaign posters, the City of Cape Town said on Tuesday.

According to standard election rules parties had until last Saturday to remove the posters, city spokesperson Priya Reddy said.

"However, after discussions, we have decided to give the parties a few extra days' grace to remove posters before we get our contractors to start removing them.

"We will start removing all election posters from Thursday 22nd May," she said.

If parties failed to do so in Cape Town they would be fined R88.40 per poster or R126.90 per pasted poster removed.

The Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) said the removal was regulated by municipal by-laws.

"The IEC is not involved at all," spokesperson Kate Bapela said.

The City of Johannesburg said it had been in consultation with various political parties regarding the posters.

"A penalty for illegal posters is R1 000 per illegal poster," it said.

"According to the by-laws, there is a seven days' grace period to remove all political party posters."

However, the city council was yet to announce a final deadline for the removal of all election posters.

The eThekwini council in Durban gave parties three months to remove their posters. Failing this the municipality would remove them and claim R50 per poster, spokesperson Tozi Mthethwa said.
- SAPA
Read more on: cape town  |  elections 2014

More In This Category
ANC distances itself from EFF rally shooter

The ANC says the fuelling of violence in its name will not be tolerated, after allegations that a man in an ANC T-shirt shot an EFF member at a rally in Mpumalanga.

Malema blames Zuma, ANC for EFF member's shooting at rally

EFF leader Julius Malema has blamed the ANC and President Jacob Zuma for an incident in which an EFF member was shot during a rally in Mpumalanga.

Keep Joburg from DA, EFF - Makhura warns

Gauteng Premier David Makhura says some DA members had told him of their lack of confidence the party's Johannesburg mayoral candidate, Herman Mashaba.

ANC is panicking - DA

The Democratic Alliance says Gauteng Premier David Makhura's "attack" on its Johannesburg mayoral candidate Herman Mashaba is a sign that the ruling party is panicking.

Comments
Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
29 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
News24 |   OLX  |  Property24  |  Careers24  |  Spree  |