Issued by George Municipality 10 December 2021 for immediate release
George Municipality has with concern noticed that certain organisations/individuals continue to put up posters in George and surrounds without the necessary application and or approval.
Please take note it is illegal in terms of our Standard Bylaw regarding Streets (PK 565/1987) to put up posters in the George jurisdiction 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.
POSTERS THAT ARE ERECTED ILLEGALLY WILL BE REMOVED AND DESTROYED.
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.
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.
Posters must be removed on or before the fourth weekday after the event.
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 the Municipal Manager or Senior Manager: Corporate Services deems it ineligible for a poster to be displayed at a specific location.
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 to the Senior Manager: Corporate Services for approval within a reasonable timeframe before it is displayed or erected.
The official stamp must be affixed on each of the approved posters once the applicable fees are paid.
For the application of posters please contact Dorothy Bredenkamp on 044 801 9108.