Bernadette Wicks
Senior court reporter
3 minute read
21 Aug 2020
6:02 pm

Court tells JRA to ‘stay in its lane’ and process Vumacam’s CCTV applications

Bernadette Wicks

Vumacam chief executive officer Ricky Croock says despite meeting all the necessary requirements, none of the company’s wayleave applications had been approved since March.

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

The South Gauteng High Court has told the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) to stay in its lane and ordered the agency to process new applications from Vumacam to rollout its surveillance system in suburban Johannesburg. This on the back of an urgent application brought by Vumacam against the JRA, in response to its recent refusal to accept wayleave applications - to use property legally owned by someone else - from the company. Judge Bashir Vally on Thursday ruled in favour of Vumacam - saying while the JRA may have been well-meaning, it had acted unlawfully. Vumacam chief executive officer Ricky...