Cell masts: Exco to bring in controls

2009-10-23 00:00

THE Msunduzi Municipality will be working on a policy to control the erection of cellphone masts in or close to residential areas.

Councillor Gerrit Meyer (ANC) raised concerns about the lack of control over the positioning of cellphone masts. He said he had seen a programme on television that discussed the detrimental effects of masts on the environment and on people.

“We cannot allow this to happen in our city. We have to come up with a policy. I believe we must get our officers to draft some legislation and also assess how many masts are in or near residential areas.”

Exco members acknowledged that masts have been erected in school yards. It was agreed that this practice will be reviewed.

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