Get rewarded with R1000

2015-05-05 06:00

Residents of Cape Town can get a reward of up to R1 000 if they report illegal dumping.

This is according to a press release by The City of Cape Town. A policy relating to rewards was adopted by the City in 2014 in an effort to improve policing services, with the Safety and Security Directorate introducing a reward system for members of the public who provide information that will lead to a positive outcome against criminal activity.

Illegal dumping places an enormous burden on the City’s resources and ability to deliver services to residents as it costs an estimated R350m a year to deal with the issue, as highlighted by mayor Patrcia de Lille at the launch of the illegal dumping campaign in February.

“We have had some success in tracking down those responsible for illegally dumping garden and building refuse, but I believe that there are still far too many perpetrators who are getting away with it,” said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, JP Smith in the press release.

“That is why we are highlighting our informant reward system to hopefully spur people on to speak up against this flagrant disregard for the law and the destruction of our environment.”

The informant reward policy allows for payments of up to R1 000 for information leading to an arrest or fine being issued for illegal dumping. Informants would be required to submit as much evidence as possible, including sworn affidavits, photographs or video footage as well as clear identification of vehicles and/or persons involved.

Members of the public can report illegal dumping to the City’s call centre on 0860 103 089

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