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Public Parks By-law, 2010
- Published in Western Cape Provincial Gazette no. 6788 on 10 September 2010
- Commenced on 10 September 2010
- [This is the version of this document from 10 September 2010 and includes any amendments published up to 23 September 2022.]
PreambleWHEREAS section 156(2) and (5) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 provides that a City may make and administer by-laws for the effective administration of the matters which it has the right to administer, and to exercise any power concerning a matter reasonably necessary for, or incidental to, the effective performance of its functions;AND WHEREAS Part B of Schedule 5 to the Constitution lists local amenities and municipal parks and recreation as local government matters;AND NOW THEREFORE BE IT ENACTED by the Council of the City of Cape Town as follows:—
1. DefinitionsIn this By-law, unless the context otherwise indicates —"animal" includes any mammal, bird, fish, reptile, insect, amphibian or invertebrate;"authorised official" means a member of staff of the City delegated by the City Manager and the Director: City Parks, or appointed by the City Manager to implement the provisions of this By-law, or any appointed external service provider referred to in section 76(b) of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act No. 32 of 2000) and includes a law enforcement officer or traffic official of the City who has been declared a peace officer in terms of section 334 of the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act 51 of 1977), acting when on duty and properly identified as such;"City" means the City of the City of Cape Town established in terms of section 12 of the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act, 1998(Act No. 117 of 1998), in Provincial Notice 479 of 2000 and published in Provincial Gazette Extraordinary 5588 dated 22 September 2000;"City Manager" means the person appointed by the Council in terms of section 82 of the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act, 1998 (Act NO. 117 OF 1998);"Constitution" means the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Act, 1996;"Council" means the council of the City of Cape Town, being a council as provided for in terms of section 18 of the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act, 1998(Act No. 117 of 1998), or any committee, any sub-council or any councillor of council, acting under delegated or sub-delegated authority of the Council;"Councillor" means the member of the Council;"Director: City Parks" means the employee of the City in charge of public parks of the City;"notice" means a written notification, or a pictogram issued in terms of this By-law as set out in Schedule 1, prominently and legibly displayed at the entrance to or in any facility or part thereof to which it is intended to apply;"public park" means—(a)any botanical or other garden, play ground, zoned public open space managed by the Department of City Parks in the City, or a park owned or leased by the City, including any portion thereof and any facility or apparatus therein or thereon, but excluding any public road or street; and(b)any botanical, other garden or play ground which is lawfully controlled and managed in terms of an agreement by a person other than the Council;"Structures Act" means the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act, 1998 (Act No.117 of 1998); "this By-law" includes the Schedules hereto;"vehicle" means any self-propelled vehicle and includes-(a)a trailer; and(b)a vehicle having pedals and an engine or an electric motor as an integral part thereof or attached thereto which is designated or adapted to be propelled by means of such pedals, engine or motor, or both such pedals and engine or motor, but does not include -(i)any vehicle propelled by electric power from storage batteries and which is controlled by a pedestrian; or(ii)any vehicle with a mass not exceeding 230 kilograms and specially designed and constructed, and not merely adapted, for the use of any person suffering from some physical defect or disability and used solely by such person.
2. Delegation and appointment of authorised officials
3. Maximum number of persons
4. Admission to and visiting a public park
5. Entrance fees
6. Dumping and litteringNo person shall in a public park —
7. Liquor and food
9. Use of public parks
10. Trees in public parks
11. Safety and order
12. WaterNo person may in a public park—
14. GamesNo person may play or conduct any game of any nature that will cause —
15. Improper or indecent behaviourNo person may in a public park —
16. Powers of an authorised officialAn authorised official may —
17. Amendment, change and addition of a notice or pictogram
18. Offences and penalties
19. Repeal of by-laws
20. Short titleThis By-law is called the City of Cape Town: Public Parks By-law, 2010.
History of this By-law
10 September 2010 this versionPublished in Western Cape Provincial Gazette no. 6788By-law commences.