R40k fine for anyone caught peeing in public in Durban

2016-03-08 12:55
(iStock)

(iStock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Durban - New by-laws coming into effect this Friday in Durban could mean a R40 000 fine or two years imprisonment for anyone caught relieving themselves in public.

The new by-laws are the result of years of work since 1994 to repeal old municipal by-laws from the area’s 53 different councils, The Mercury reported on Tuesday.

The by-law aims to provide measures to regulate and control conduct or behaviour which causes, or is likely to cause discomfort, annoyance or inconvenience the public and to prevent it from occurring, BusinessTech reported last year.

“Any person who is convicted of an offence under this by-law is be liable to a fine of an amount not exceeding R40 000 or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding 2 years, or to both such fine and imprisonment,” the by-law’s Chapter 7 reads.

“In the case of a continuing offence, an additional fine of an amount not exceeding R200 or imprisonment for a period not exceeding 10 days, for each day on which such offence continues or both such fine and imprisonment, will be imposed.”

Cheryl Johnson of Save our Berea told The Mercury they welcomed any by-law that would halt the “anarchic” situation in the city.

Commentators doubted how it would be enforced though.

To read the full by-laws, click here.

Read more on:    durban  |  crime

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.