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Posters and Banners, the do’s and don’ts of putting them up in George

George Municipality has in the past week removed a number of unauthorised banners randomly attached throughout George, as well as a number of illegal lamp pole posters.

We remind all organisations and individuals who wish to put up posters and/or banners prior to the festive season that it is illegal in terms of our Standard Bylaw regarding Streets (PK 565/1987) to do so without prior permission of the Municipality. Organisations and individuals alike should further take note that there is an application process and deposits, and fees are payable. All requirements in the Bylaw need to be met and will be strictly enforced.

Permission for the erection of posters on lamp posts is granted, in accordance with the Regulation regarding Advertisement Signs and the Defacement of the Façade on the Forefront of Streets (PK 565/1958) and the Standard Bylaw regarding Streets (PK 565/1987) to: Individuals erecting posters for municipal and/or parliamentary elections and meetings; Political parties as well as the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to erect posters during the official IEC voter registration week/weekends; An institution which holds sports events on a provincial, national or international level; An institution that organises festivals which receive financial support from Council.

1. Only one poster per event may be displayed on a lamp post with the understanding that two posters may be positioned back-to-back.           These posters may be positioned two weeks before an event and may only be fixed to the lamp posts by means of using rope or a similar     material. No adhesive material may be used for this purpose. A maximum of 100 posters may be displayed in instances where sports     events and festivals are taking place.
2. Posters must be removed on or before the fourth weekday after the event.
3. Wording of the poster must be factual and may not offend any person, race or belief. The municipality also retains the right to remove   any poster without providing explanation, where such poster hinders the visibility of any traffic sign or if management deems it ineligible   for a poster to be displayed at a specific location.
4. Should an individual/organisation neglect to remove all posters that they have displayed, they will forfeit the deposit or a part thereof,   depending on the costs involved in the removal of said posters. The Poster or the artwork must be submitted via the Tourism Department   for approval within a reasonable timeframe before it is displayed or erected.
5. The official stamp must be affixed on each of the approved posters once the applicable fees are paid.

Banners can only be applied at five (5) specific municipal sites namely, York Street (from Pacaltsdorp before train bridge and on left side); Langenhoven Road, Knysna Road, Sandkraal Road (from Thembalethu in front of SANTA fence) and Unity Park in York Street.

1. The banners sites must be pre-booked with a deposit paid.
2. They may only be a maximum size of 3.5 m x 1m, and no political, liquor or cigarette advertisement with offensive wording on banners will be allowed.
3. Banners may only be up for a period of two weeks and must be removed by the applicant.

Contact for Posters and Banners
Heloine America ● +27 44 801 9295 ●