Illegal city advertisements to be ‘dealt with’

2015-11-18 06:00

THE illegal posters all over the city require a specialised cleaning solution to remove them, the economic development portfolio committee meeting heard recently.

Msunduzi Municipality’s local economic development process manager Sipho Zimu said they have tried to remove contact details on the advertisements, but this doesn’t appear­ to stop advertisers from putting them up.

“To remove posters we need specialised cleaning material. These posters are all over our city. It seems we are unable to get any enforcement,” said Zimu.

He said the matter is with the municipality’s internal audit.

The municipality is also looking at increasing revenue from its outdoor advertising.

With the service level agreement between the Msunduzi
Municipality and Messrs Tutu Comms coming to an end on 31 December, a tender for the contract of the management of outdoor advertising will be advertised before December.

New contracts for illuminated street name advertising and billboards have been finalised and the agreement for all billboards has been revised.

The municipality will make use of its two signage inspectors to deal with illegal advertising in the city.

These two positions were advertised by the municipality in February.

A request has also been made to engage a signage officer, clerk and manager in order to curb illegal advertising and enforce
municipal by-laws.

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