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#2024Elections: Parties given 14 days to remove election posters

All political parties and individuals contesting the elections are urged to comply with the stated requirements of the city.

With elections 2024 firmly behind us, political parties now face the mammoth task of removing their posters across the City of Ekurhuleni.

According to metro spokesperson Zweli Dlamini, political parties have until June 12 to remove posters and other campaign material from public spaces.

Rules

Dlamini explained that the removal of posters within the aforementioned grace period is in line with the stipulated by-law, which states that no posters shall be displayed for longer than the period extending from the beginning of the date of proclamation in the Government Gazette of an upcoming referendum or election to the end of the 14th day after the date of such an election.

“Parties are, therefore, urged to remove their posters and any other election-related material/ illustrations by June 12 in all areas of the city.”

The metro pointed out that failure to remove these could result in the city removing the election campaign material itself at a prescribed fee per poster, payable by the relevant party.

“Any material not removed after the above-mentioned period, will be removed by the city across all wards and the applicable political party will be charged a tariff/ a removal fee of R57,69, as prescribed by Schedule 19 of the city’s promulgated tariffs for the 2023/24 financial year.

“The city shall not be liable for any loss, damage, storage, cost, claims, demands and/or any other liability from an individual or political party who had contested the elections, with regards to election-related material removed by the city.”

All political parties and individuals contesting the elections are urged to comply with the stated requirements of the city.

If you have any queries about this matter, the city’s outdoor advertising unit and city planning will answer them:

Northern and Eastern Region: Lethabo.shebu@ekurhuleni.gov.za

Southern Region: Susan.wilson@ekurhuleni.gov.za

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