Sipho Mabena
Premium Journalist
4 minute read
22 Jul 2020
5:10 am

Right2Know Campaign chips in on argument as Joburg camera saga drags on

Sipho Mabena

Vumacam, through its lawyers, is against R2K admitted as friends of the court in the matter, and will file its answering affidavit by end of today.

CCTV cameras are seen in Melville, 17 January 2020. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

The legal tussle over Johannesburg’s public “spy” cameras has heated up, with the Right2Know Campaign (R2K) applying to assist the court with some aspects relevant to the case, including the legality of the existing cameras and the intrusive nature of the system. The Citizen has reported how the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA), an entity of the City of Joburg, has granted 64 wayleaves or permission to erect the controversial public surveillance system though there was no legislative framework or policy for the roll out of a public surveillance system. The agency has now made an about turn, suspending aerial and...