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Public Health By-law, 2003
- Published in Gauteng Provincial Gazette no. 179 on 21 May 2004
- Commenced on 21 May 2004
- [This is the version of this document from 3 August 2011 and includes any amendments published up to 23 September 2022.]
- [Amended by Public Health: Amendment (General Notice 5319 of 2007) on 5 December 2007]
- [Amended by Public Health: Amendment (Local Authority Notice 1454 of 2008) on 20 June 2008]
- [Amended by Public Health: Amendment (Local Authority Notice 2076 of 2011) on 3 August 2011]
Interpretation and fundamental principles
1. Definitions and interpretation
2. PurposeThe purpose of these By-laws is to enable the Council to protect and promote the long term health and well-being of people in the municipal area by -
Part 1 – Public health principles
4. Application of principlesThe public health principles set out in section 3 must be considered and applied by any person –
Part 2 – Public health hazards and public health nuisances
5. Prohibition on causing public health hazards
6. Duty to report public health hazardsThe owner or occupier of premises who knows of a public health hazard on those premises, must within 24 hours of becoming aware of its existence –
7. Prohibition on causing public health nuisances
Potentially hazardous uses of premises and enforcement
Part 1 – Potentially hazardous uses
8. Duty to list potentially hazardous usesIf the Council reasonably believes that any premises have been, or are likely to be, used for a purpose or in a manner that has caused, or is likely to cause, a public health hazard or to create a public health nuisance unless reasonable measures are taken to avoid the risk or to reduce it to an acceptable level, the Council must list the activity concerned in Schedule 2 and must prescribe measures that must be taken to avoid the risk or reduce it to a level acceptable to the Council.
9. Scheduled uses
10. Exemption certificates
11. Public health permits
12. Approval of measures, objects and materials
13. Application procedure
14. General terms applicable to certificates and permits
15. Suspension, cancellation and amendment of exemption certificates and permits
Part 2 – Enforcement, remedial work and costs
16. Demolition orders
17. Municipal remedial workThe Council may, subject to the provisions of any other law, enter any premises and do anything on the premises that it reasonably considers necessary –
18. Cost orders
19. Compulsory connection to municipal sewage systemEvery owner of premises to which a municipal sewage service is available, must ensure that all waste water drainage pipes from any bath, wash-hand basin, toilet, shower or kitchen sink is connected to the municipal sewer in an approved manner.
20. Prohibition against obstruction of sanitary servicesNo person may prevent, obstruct or interfere with any sanitary service provided by the Council.
21. Requirements in respect of toilet facilities(a) Every owner of premises must ensure that the number of toilets provided on those premises comply with the provisions of the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act.
[ Par. (a) renumbered: Notice 1454: 20/06/08 PG No. 162 Subsection 21 (b) and (c) inserted: Notice 1454: 20/06/08 PG No. 162 ]
|Table of sanitary facilities to be provided|
|For a population of up to||Males||Females|
|WC Pans||Urinals||Washbasins||WC Pans||Washbasins|
|For a population in excess of 1500 add 2 WC pans for every 500 persons or portion thereof||For a population in excess of 1500 add 1 Urinal for every 500 persons or portion thereof||For a population in excess of 1500 add 1 washbasins for every 500 persons or portion thereof||For a population in excess of 1500 add1 WC pans for every 150 persons or portion thereof||For a population in excess of 1500 add 1 washbasin for every 500 persons or portion thereof|