The Municipal Manager of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality hereby, in terms of Section 13(a) of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act No 32 of 2000), publishes the Public Road and Miscellaneous By-laws for the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, as approved by its Council and as concurred with by the Premier: Gauteng Province in terms of section BOA of the National Road Traffic Act, 1996 (Act 89 of 1996), as set out hereunder.
1. Definitions and interpretation
(1)In these By-laws, any word or expression that has been defined in the National Road Traffic Act, 1996 (Act No. 93 of 1996) including any regulations made thereunder or the Gauteng Provincial Road Traffic Act, 1997 (Act No. 10 of 1997) including any regulations made thereunder, has that meaning and, unless the context otherwise indicates -"authorised official" means -(a)a member of the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police established in terms of section 64A of the South African Police Service Act, 1995 (Act No. 68 of 1995); or(b)any person or official authorised in writing as such by the Council."cashcard" is a contact less smart card that is used to make cashless electronic payment for parking at the parking bay."Council" means -(a)the Metropolitan Municipality of the City of Johannesburg established by Provincial Notice No. 6766 of 2000 dated 1 October 2000, as amended, exercising its legislative and executive authority through its municipal Council; or(b)its successor in title; or(c)a structure or person exercising a delegated power or carrying out an instruction, where any power in these by-Jaws has been delegated or sub delegated, or an instruction given, as contemplated in section 59 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act No. 32 of 2000); or(d)a service provider fulfilling a responsibility under these by-laws, assigned to it in terms of section 81 (2) of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, or any other law, as the case may be."municipal store" means the municipal store of the Council;"parking bay" means a space designated by the Council and marked on a public road or on a parking area controlled by the CounCil, for the purpose of the parking of a vehicle;"parking coupon" means a slip of paper that is issued by means of a parking coupon device on which the parking period, the amount paid, the registration number of the vehicle concerned and the parking bay in which the vehicle is parked, is recorded;"parking coupon device" means a portable hand-held device which when operated, issues a parking coupon and registers the particulars reflected on such coupon in that device;"parking marshal" means a person appointed by the Council to render a parking service in terms of this section to a person parking a vehicle in a parking bay;"parking meter" means a device for registering and visibly recording of a parking period in accordance with the insertion of a coin or other prescribed object therein and includes a post or fixture to which it is attached;"parking period" means the maximum continuous period during which a vehicle is permitted to park in a parking bay as specified on a relevant parking coupon or by means of activating a parking meter;"prescribed" means determined by resolution of the Council from time to time;"prescribed fee" means a fee determined by the Council by resolution in terms of section 1OG(7)(a)(ii) of the Local Government Transition Act, 1993 (Act No. 209 of 1993), or any other applicable legislation;"public road" means a square, road, sidewalk, island in a road, subway, avenue, bridge, public passageway and any thoroughfare shown on the general plan of a township or in respect of which the public has acquired a prescriptive or other right of way and which is 4 vested in the Council in terms of section 63 of Local Government Ordinance, 1939 (Ordinance No 17 of 1939) or any other law;"storekeeper" means the person in the service of the Council who holds the position of storekeeper or a person acting in that capacity;"token" in respect of a trolley, means a sign on which the name or trade name and the address of the owner appears;"trolley" means a push trolley, push cart or any table, stand or basket on wheels;"watercourse" means a watercourse as defined in section 1 of the National Water Act, 1998 (Act No. 36 of 1998);.(2)If any provision in these by-laws vests or imposes any power, function or duty of the Council in or on an employee of the Council and such power, function or duty has in terms of section 81 (2) of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act No. 32 of 2000), or any other law been assigned to a service provider, the reference to such employee must be read as a reference to the service provider or, where applicable, an employee of the service provider authorised by it.(3)The provisions of the Code of Practice for work in the road reserve set out in Schedule 2 to these By-laws, form part and parcel of these Bylaws for all purposes.
Public roads and miscellaneous
2. Ropes, wires or poles across public road
No person may place any rope, wire or pole on, under or across any public road, or hang, or place anything whatsoever thereon, without the prior written permission of the Council.
3. Damage to trees
No person may climb upon, or break or damage or in any way mark or paint on any tree on any public road within the municipal area of the Council, and no person may, without the prior written permission of the Council, lop, top, trim, cut down or remove any such tree unless the person is authorised to do so in terms of these By-laws or any other law.
4. Barbed wire, dangerous and electrical fencing
(1)No owner or occupier of land -(a)other than an owner or occupier of an agricultural holding or farm land,may along any public road erect or cause, or permit to be erected, any barbed-wire fence or any railing, paling, wall or other barrier which, by reason of spikes or other sharp or pointed protrusions or otherwise by reason of the nature of its construction or design, is or may become a danger to any member of the public using such public road;(b)including an owner or occupier of an agricultural holding or. farm land, may along any public road erect or cause, or permit to be erected, or after one year from the date of commencement of these By-laws, have along a public road any electrified fence, railing or other electrified barrier unless -(i)the fence, railing or other barrier is erected on top of a wall built of brick, cement, concrete or similar material, which wall may not be less than 1,8 metres high; and(ii)the fence, railing, or other barrier is designed and installed in accordance with any relevant specifications determined by the Council and any standard issued in terms of the Standards Act, 1993 (Act No. 29 of 1993); or(c)may erect, or cause, or permit to be erected, any electrified fence, railing, wall or other electrified barrier referred to in paragraph (b) without the prior written permission of the Council, in terms of the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act, 1977 (Act No. 103 of 1977).(2)The full technical details of the proposed electrified fence, railing, wall or other electrified barrier must accompany any application for permission submitted to the Council.
5. Protection of public roads
No person may place upon or off-load on a public road any material or goods that are likely to cause damage to a public road unless the person has taken reasonable precautions to protect the surface of the public road against damage.
6. Cleanliness of public roads
(1)No person may spill, drop or place or permit to be spilled, dropped or placed, on a public road any matter or substance that may interfere with the cleanliness of the public road, or cause or is likely to cause annoyance, danger or accident to any person, animal, vehicle or other traffic using the public road, without removing it or causing it to be removed from the public road immediately.(2)If the person referred to in subsection (1), fails to remove the matter or substance, the Council may remove such matter or substance and recover the cost of removal from that person.
7. Article placed in building facing public road
No person may place any article likely to cause injury or damage to any person or property if it were to fall on a public road, in any near a public road without taking all reasonable steps to prevent it falling onto the public road.
7A. Display of Household Clothes and Fabric, etc.
No person shall, with the municipal area of the Council, display in any manner to the view of the public, except as an article for sale in a shop window or on a sidewalk, any article of clothing or any household, domestic or other linen or any other fabric (except when used as curtains) from any window or on or from any wall or balcony or veranda fronting on any street or public place.
8. Damaging of Council's property
Subject to the provisions of section 10, no person may deface, tamper, damage, remove, or in any way interfere with any of the Council's property or work on or along any public road.
9. Cleaning and repairing on public roads
No person may clean or repair any part of a vehicle or wash, dry or paint any article or object on any public road except in the case of an emergency breakdown of a vehicle, when emergency repairs may be done.
10. Excavations in public roads
(1)No person may make or cause to be made any hole, trench, pit or tunnel on or under any public road or remove any soil, metal or macadam therefrom without the prior written permission of the Council, unless such person is authorised to do so in terms of these By-laws or any other law.(2)A person, who requires the permission in terms of subsection (1), must comply with the requirements contained in Schedule 2 to these By-laws.(3)A person referred to in subsection (2) must pay the prescribed fee.(4)A person referred to in subsection (2) must, if applicable, pay the prescribed fee for lane rental provided for in Schedule 2 to these By-laws.
11. Defacing, marking or painting public roads
No person may in any way deface, mark or paint any public road or part of a public road or any structure related to such road, without the prior written permission of the Council.
12. Races and sports events
(1)An application for consent to hold a race or sports event on any public road in terms of regulation 317(2) of the National Road Traffic Regulations, 2000, under the National Road Traffic Act, 1996 (Act No. 93 of 1996), must be submitted in writing to the Council on the prescribed form at least 60 days prior to the envisaged event.(2)The applicant must pay the prescribed deposit for the costs to be incurred by the Council during and after the race or sports event, to the Council prior to commencement of the race or sports event and an adjustment must be made after the conclusion of the race or sports event as soon as the Council has determined actual costs incurred by it.
13. Loitering on public roads
(1)No person may-(a)lie, sit stand, congregate, loiter or walk, or otherwise act, on any public road in a manner that may obstruct traffic;(b)jostle or loiter at or within 20 metres of the entrance of any place of public worship during the time of divine service or during an assembly at the place of worship or departure from such place of the congregation so as to obstruct or annoy any person going to, attending at, or leaving such place of worship.(2)Any person contravening subsection (1) must, upon instruction by an authorised official, discontinue doing so.
14. Loitering and touting at places of public entertainment
(1)No person may loiter or, except when forming part of a queue, congregate on any public road within 20 metres of the entrance to any place of public entertainment so as to obstruct traffic or persons proceeding to, attending at, or departing from such place of entertainment.(2)No person may, without the prior written permission of the Council tout or solicit a driver of any motor vehicle who parks a motor vehicle at a place of entertainment for the purpose of or under pretext of looking after or watching over the motor vehicle during the assembly thereat or the departure therefrom.
15. Public decency
(1)No person may appear unclothed or indecently clothed on any public road.(2)No person may on or in view of any public road urinate, excrete, behave in any indecent manner by exposing his or her person or otherwise, make use of any indecent gesture, or commit, solicit or provoke. any person to commit any riotous, disorderly or indecent act.(3)No person may on any public road sing any obscene or profane song, or use any profane, foul, indecent or obscene language.(4)No person may on any public road in any way loiter or solicit or inconvenience or harass any other person for the purpose of begging.(5)No person may on a public road use any threatening, abusive or insulting words or gestures or behaviour with intent to cause a breach of the peace or whereby a breach of the peace is likely to be occasioned.
(1)The owner of a trolley must affix a prescribed token in a conspicuous position on the trolley.(2)The owner or the person who controls or has the superv1s1on over a trolley or who offers it to be used by any person, or who uses it for any purpose whatsoever, may not leave or abandon it or permit it to be left or abandoned on any public road.(3)Any trolley which has been left or abandoned on any public road, may be removed, or caused to be removed, by an authorised official and be placed under the care of the storekeeper.(4)The storekeeper must store any trolley which has been placed under his or her care in terms of subsection (3), at the municipal store and the Council must publish once a month in respect of eleven months of a year calculated from the first day of January, a notice in two newspapers circulating within the municipal area, which states-(a)the name of the owner of every trolley being stored, if known;(b)the number of trolleys being so stored;(c)that the trolley may be claimed by the owner from the Council on payment of the prescribed storage charge;(d)that any trolley which has not been claimed after a period of three months from the date of publication of the said notice, may be sold by the Council by public auction; and(e)that the proceeds of the public auction will accrue to the Council.
17. Public road collections
(1)No collection on a public road may be organised or held without the prior written permission of the Council.(2)Application for such permission must be made on a form provided for this purpose by the Council.(3)Every application must be accompanied by proof that the organisation or person intending to hold the public road collection is authorised to collect a contribution in terms of the Nonprofit Organisations Act, 1997 (Act No. 71 of 1997), or the Fund-raising Act, 1978 (Act No. 107 of 1978), as the case may be.(4)The Council may grant permrss10n referred to in subsection (1) to an organisation or person to hold a collection on a specified public road, date and at a specified time and reserves the right to determine the number of collections which may be held on any one day on the public road so specified.(5)Every organisation or person, holding a public road collection is entitled to use his, her or its own identifiable collection boxes and if any organisation or person does not possess any boxes, the Council's collection boxes may be used upon payment of the prescribed fee.
18. Control of stormwater and watercourses on public road
(1)No person may, without prior written permission of the Council, which permission may be conditional or unconditional -(a)lead or discharge any water on or over or across a public road; or(b)by any means whatever, raise the level of water in any river, dam or watercourse so as to cause interference with or endanger any public road.(2)The Council may, subject to any laws which may be applicable and after obtaining consent of the owner and the occupier, if any, of the land concerned-(a)deviate any watercourse, stream or river if the deviation is necessary for the protection of a public road or structure related to a public road or for the construction of a structure connected with or belonging to a public road;(b)divert stormwater from or under any public road onto private property other than land occupied by buildings, other structures or improvements; and(c)pay reasonable compensation as agreed between the owner or occupier and the Council, for any damage caused as a result of any action taken in terms of paragraph (a) or (b) or failing such agreement, compensation determined by arbitration in terms of the Arbitration Act, 1965 (Act No 42 of 1965).
19. Obstruction on public roads
No person may deposit or cause to be deposited or leave or cause to be left any sand, stone, earth, bricks, timber, lime, cement or other building or excavated material of whatever nature on any portion of any public road, sidewalk or footway unless it is deposited within an enclosure in respect of which the prior written permission of the Council has been obtained.
20. Planting on sidewalks
No person may plant or cause to be planted, any tree, shrub or other plant on any public road or any sidewalk, footway or road reserve forming part thereof, which obstructs or interferes with pedestrian traffic on such sidewalk, footway or road reserve or allow any such tree, shrub or plant to remain on that sidewalk, footway or road reserve.
21. Permission to hoard in footway
(1)Any person who intends erecting, removing, altering, repairing or painting any part of a building or structure or carrying out any excavation, on part of any land which is within 2 metres of a public road, must before commencing any such work, enclose or cause to be enclosed a space in front of such part of the building, structure or land by means of a hoarding, fence or other enclosure or an enclosure specified in a permit issued in terms of subsection (3).(2)If the enclosure contemplated in subsection (1), occupies or projects over any portion of a public road, the person concerned must apply for a written permit to the Council and if the person making the application is not the owner of the building or land on which the work is to be done, the owner must countersign the application.(3)The Council may determine what portion of the public road is necessary for the purpose of carrying out any operations contemplated in subsection (1 ), and in every case where it determines that portion of a public road may be used for such purpose, grant a permit in writing specifying the portion which may be occupied for such purpose and the conditions under which such permit is granted.(4)The Council reserves the right to withhold the issue of a permit required in terms of subsection (2), until all prescribed fees have been paid and the acceptance of any such permit by the applicant without objection, is taken to indicate that all kerbs, gutters and other works in the portion of the public road concerned were in good order and condition on the date of issue of such permit.(5)Every permit granted by the Council for the erection of a hoarding, fence, scaffolding or an enclosure or a planked shed, must specify the area and precise position of that part of the public road where the enclosure, overhanging or covering is permitted and the period for which the permit is granted.
22. Control of traffic
An authorised official may direct any form of traffic by means of any visible or audible signal and every person must obey such signal.
23. Clinging to moving vehicles
No person travelling upon any pedal cycle, motor cycle, coaster, sled, rollerskates, or any other similar device may cling to or attach himself or herself or such cycle coaster, sled, roller-scates or device to any other moving vehicle, upon a public road.
24. Removal of obstructions
(1)If any person causes an obstruction on a public road, an authorised official, may order such person to refrain from causing, or to remove, the obstruction .(2)If a person causing an obstruction cannot be found, or fails or neglects to remove, or to cease causing, such obstruction, an authorised official may take such steps as may be necessary to remove the obstruction, or to prevent its continuance and the Council may if the person concerned fails or neglects to remove or cease causing the obstruction, recover the cost of the removal of the obstruction from that person.(3)An act done in terms of section 218 of the Standard Building By-Laws, adopted by the Council under Administrator's Notice 726, dated 16 June 1976, is for the purposes of this section deemed not to cause an obstruction except if permission of the Council in respect of that act is revoked.
25. Games, throwing stones, on public roads
(1)No person may roll a hoop or fly a kite or throw stones or use a bow and arrow, or by any means discharge any missile upon, over or across any public road, or play cricket, football or any other game on a public road.(2)No person may erect a tent or place chairs or any article on a public road for the purpose of a funeral, party or any other event without the prior written permission of the Council.
26. Shoeing and cleaning of animals on public roads
No person may shoe any animal, or clean, dress, train or break-in livestock on any public road.
27. Animals on public roads
(1)No person may turn any livestock loose on a public road.(2)No person may leave any injured, feeble, emaciated, diseased or dying animal on a public road except for the purpose of seeking assistance for the removal of such animal.(3)Any livestock at large on a public road may be taken to a place designated by the Council, by any authorised official.(4)Any person contravening subsection (1) is liable, in addition to any penalty which may be imposed by a Court of Law, to pay to the Council the cost incurred by it in acting in terms of subsection (3).(5)No person may walk a dog on a public road unless it is on a leash and under control of that person.(6)Any excretion left by a dog on a public road, must immediately be removed by the person in charge of the dog and be deposited in a waste receptacle provided by the Council or removed from the road.
28. Parking meters
(1)No person shall park a vehicle or cause a vehicle to be parked in a parking bay unless a coin or other prescribed object is forthwith inserted-(a)into the meter allocated to such bay; or(b)if the meter controls more than one parking bay, into the meter controlling such bays as indicated by markings or signs on the roadway or sidewalk,and thereafter such meter is put into operation in accordance with the instructions appearing thereon so that the meter registers and visibly indicates the parking period appropriate to the coin or other prescribed object inserted.Provided that -(i)such coin or prescribed object need only be inserted during such hours indicated on the meter as prescribed;(ii)a vehicle may be parked in a parking bay without the insertion of a coin or other prescribed object in the parking meter allocated to such bay for such part only of any parking period as such meter may indicate to be unexpired;(iii)where such parking meter is out of operation or not operating properly, the driver of a vehicle may leave his or her vehicle in the parking bay appropriate to such meter for so long as the parking meter continues to be out of order but not for longer than the parking period determined for that bay and the vehicle may not be returned to such bay within 15 minutes of removing it therefrom.(2)No person may, with or without the insertion of an additional coin or other prescribed object into a parking meter, leave. a vehicle in a parking bay after the expiry of the parking period as indicated by the parking meter allocated to such bay or return his or her vehicle to that bay within 15 minutes after that expiry or prevent the use of that bay by any other vehicle.(3)The insertion of a coin or other prescribed object into a parking meter and the putting into operation of such meter where necessary in accordance with the instructions appearing on such meter entitles the person inserting it to park a vehicle in the parking bay for the period corresponding with the payment so made, provided that, notwithstanding the making of a payment as aforesaid, nothing in this section contained shall entitle any person to contravene a notice or road traffic sign exhibited by the Council in terms of these by-laws prohibiting the parking.(4)The period during which a vehicle may be parked in any parking bay and the coin or other prescribed object to be inserted in respect of that period into the parking meter allocated to such bay shall be as prescribed and the said period and the coin or other prescribed object to be inserted in respect thereof must at all times be clearly indicated on the parking meter itself.(5)No person may-(a)insert or attempt to insert into a parking meter a coin or object except -(i)a coin of South African currency of a denomination as prescribed;(ii)an object which is prescribed as another method of payment;(b)damage or deface, or write or draw on, or affix any handbill, poster, placard or other document, whether or not of an advertising nature, to a parking meter, unless the Council determine otherwise;(c)in any way whatsoever cause or attempt to cause a parking meter to record the passage of time otherwise than by the insertion of a coin or other prescribed object;(d)jerk, knock, shake or interfere with a parking meter which is not working properly or at all in order to make it do so or for any other purpose;(e)deface, soil, obliterate or otherwise render less visible or interfere with any mark painted on the roadway, or any sign or notice erected for the purpose of this section;(f)remove or attempt to remove a parking meter or any part thereof from the post of other fixture to which it is attached.(6)Every vehicle must be so placed in a parking bay, other than one which is at an angle to the kerb line, that its near side wheels are not more than 450 mm from the kerb line and that it is laterally within that bay and that the driver's seat, or in the case of a motor vehicle with left-hand drive, the front passenger's seat, is opposite and close to the mark known as the driver's marker, painted on the surface of the road or in the case of a one-way street in which parking on the right-hand side thereof is permitted, on the roadway.(7)No person may place or cause or permit to be placed or to stand any vehicle not specially designed or constructed for the carriage of goods in any loading bay in any portion of a public road in which parking meters have been erected, otherwise than for the shortest possible time necessary for the loading or unloading of passengers.(8)Where a vehicle parked in a parking bay occupies by reason T of its length so much of an adjoining bay that another vehicle cannot be parked in such bay in the manner referred to in subsection (6), the person parking the first mentioned vehicle must immediately after parking it insert an appropriate coin or other prescribed object into the parking meters of both the said bays.(9)No person may park a two-wheeled vehicle without a side-car in any parking bay unless such bay is designed for the use of such vehicle by means of a road traffic sign or notice.
28A. Parking coupon devices
(1)(a)The Council as defined in paragraphs (a), (b) or (c) of the definition of Council in section 1(1), may designate an area where on-street parking takes place or an area where off-street parking takes place under the control of the Council, where parking is to be regulated by parking coupon devices.(b)If in any area or part of an area designated in terms of paragraph (a), parking meters are present, the provisions of this section apply to the exclusion of section 28.(2)(a)In any area contemplated in subsection (1)(a), the Council must provide and maintain notice boards so positioned that no parking bay in that area is further than 20 meters from any such board and the content thereof is legible from any such bay.(b)A notice board, contemplated in paragraph (a), must specify-(i)that parking in the area concerned is regulated by means of parking coupon devices;(ii)the hours during which parking is permitted, and prohibited if relevant, and the hours during which a prescribed fee is payable for parking in that area; and(iii)the prescribed fee payable for parking in a parking bay in that area.(c)A notice displayed in terms of paragraph (a) serves as sufficient notice to the public of the content thereof.(3)No person may park a vehicle in a parking bay contemplated in this section, unless -(a)he or she has paid to a parking marshal in attendance the prescribed fee for the parking period selected by him or her, after parking the vehicle, in cash or by means of a cashcard;(b)that parking meter marshal has caused a parking coupon for the parking period concerned to be issued and has handed it to the person concerned; and(c)the parking coupon issued in terms of paragraph (b) has been placed on the dashboard of the vehicle concerned in such a way that the time of the parking period is clearly visible from outside the vehicle.(4)(a)The prescribed fee contemplated in subsection (3)(a), must only be paid for the hours specified on a notice board contemplated in subsection (2).(b)A vehicle may remain parked in a parking bay only for the duration of the parking period selected in terms of subsection (3)(a).(5)If a parking coupon device to be operated by a parking meter marshal in attendance at a parking bay is out of order, the vehicle may without payment be parked in that parking bay and such marshal must issue a certificate confirming that the device is out of order to the person concerned and he or she must place that certificate on the dashboard of the vehicle concerned in such a way that it is clearly visible from outside the vehicle(6)No person may leave a vehicle in a parking bay after the expiry of the parking period as indicated on the parking coupon concerned or return it to that bay within 15 minutes after removing it therefrom or prevent the use of that space by any other vehicle.(7)No person may -(a)deface, soil, obliterate or otherwise render less visible or interfere with any mark painted on a parking area, contemplated in the definition of "parking bay";(b)remove, damage or deface any notice displayed in terms of subsection (2);(c)write on or deface a parking coupon or certificate contemplated in subsection (5); or(d)in any way take possession of or handle or tamper with a parking meter device in the possession of a parking marshal.(8)Subject to the provisions of subsection (9). every vehicle must be so parked in a parking bay that it is wholly within that bay.(9)If a vehicle parked in a parking bay, by reason of its length or its length and the length of any vehicle being drawn or towed by it, occupies any portion of an adjoining parking bay the person parking the vehicle must pay the prescribed fee for the duration of the parking period for both parking bays occupied by the vehicle.(10)No person may in any area contemplated in sUbsection (1). park a two-wheeled vehicle without a side-car in any parking bay unless such bay is designated for the parking of such vehicle by means of a road traffic sign or notice.(11)If any vehicle has been parked in contravention of this section, it is deemed to have been parked by the person in whose name the vehicle is registered, unless the contrary is proved.(a)For the purpose of this section a traffic officer appointed by the Council as contemplated in subsection (1), may-(i)attach a wheel clamp to any unlawfully parked vehicle; or(ii)act in terms of regulation 305(6) of the National Road Traffic Regulations published in Government Gazette under Government Notice R225 of 17 March 2000.(b)A prescribed fee is payable to the Council before the removal of a wheel clamp attached in terms of paragraph (a)(i).(12)The provisions of this section relating to parking and payment of a prescribed fee do not apply in respect of:(a)a fire-fighting or fire-fighting response vehicle;(b)an ambulance, emergency medical response vehicle or rescue vehicle;(c)a vehicle driven by a member of the South African Police Service or Metropolitan Police Department while rendering a police service;(d)a vehicle engaged in disaster management as contemplated in the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002);(e)a vehicle used in connection with the construction or maintenance of a public road or the rendering of an essential public service; or(f)a vehicle of a medical practitioner on an emergency callon condition that the vehicle is being parked for any service or purpose contemplated in this subsection.
29. Medical practitioner exempt
A medical practitioner is exempt from paying the prescribed fees, while the vehicle used by that practitioner is parked in a demarcated space to enable him or her to perform professional duties at any place other than a consulting room or similar place, subject to a form or token issued by the South African Medical Council for that purpose being displayed on the windscreen of the vehicle concerned in such manner that it is readily legible from outside the vehicle.
30. Offences and penalties
Any person who-(a)contravenes or fails to comply with any provisions of these By-laws;(b)fails to comply with any notice issued in terms of these By-laws; or(c)fails to comply with any lawful instruction given in terms of these By-laws; or(d)who obstructs or hinders any authorised representative or employee of the Council in the execution of his or her duties under these By-laws,is guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine or in default of payment to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months, and in the case of a continuing offence, to a further fine not exceeding R50, or in default of payment, to imprisonment not exceeding one day, for every day during the r continuance of such offence, after a written notice has been issued by the Council, and served on the person concerned, requesting the discontinuance of such offence.
31. Repeal of by-laws
The by-laws listed in Schedule 1 are hereby repealed.
32. Short title
These By-laws are called the Public Road and Miscellaneous By-laws, 2003.