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Comment on the City’s draft Outdoor Advertising By-law<span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​About​​​​​​​</h2></span> <p>The By-Law aims to regulate outdoor advertising in Cape Town in a way that is sensitive to the unique environment and heritage qualities in each area. </p><p> It seeks to strike a balance between outdoor advertising opportunities and economic development on the one hand and the conservation of visual, historical, cultural appeal, and scenic beauty on the other hand. </p><h4>An outdoor advertising sign should only be placed where it:​</h4><ul><li>Is most compatible with the surrounding area; </li><li> does not impact on visual corridors or scenic drives; </li><li> does not impact protected, unique or sensitive areas; </li><li>does not compromise the functionality and safety of traffic in any way; and </li><li>does not harmfully affect the character of an area by way of appearance, size or illumination.</li></ul><p>The proposed By-Law also addresses the latest technological innovations such as digital trends, new media and alternative forms of outdoor advertising. </p> <span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info note">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Please note</h4><p> This By-law repeals the <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Bylaws%20and%20policies/Outdoor%20Advertising%20and%20Signage%20By-law.pdf" target="_blank">Outdoor advertising and Signage By-law of 2001</a>. </p></div></div></span> <p> In terms of section 17 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, Act 32 of 2000, you are invited to submit comments or suggestions to the municipality. </p><p><a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Bylaws%20and%20policies/Draft_Outdoor_Signage_By-law.pdf" target="_blank">Access the draft Outdoor Advertising By-law</a>. </p><p>You can also access the information at:</p><ul><li> <a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Explore%20and%20enjoy/See-all-city-facilities/our-service-facilities/Libraries">City Libraries</a> </li><li> <a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/Meet-the-City/City-Council/Find-your-councillor-ward-or-subcouncil" target="_blank">Subcouncil offices</a> </li><li>In the document downloads section below</li></ul><h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Comment period​​​​​​​</h2><p>Comments or suggestions may be submitted from <strong>1 June – 31 July 2021</strong>.</p><h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Submit your comment​​​​​​​</h2><p>Comments or suggestions may be submitted via the following channels:</p><p><strong>Online</strong><br> <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/_layouts/15/WebFeedback.SharePoint/webfeedback.aspx?id=%209a5683d6-154a-4bfc-906e-1e3f78d44954" target="_blank">Submit your comments online</a>.</p> <span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info note">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Please note</h4><p> Our Public Participation Unit will assist you if you would like to submit comments but have a disability, or are unable to read or write. See contact details below. </p></div></div></span> <h4>Frederick Venter</h4><p> <em>Telephone:<br> <a>021 400 1768 </a> <br> <br>Email:<br> <a href="mailto:frederick.venter@capetown.gov.za">frederick.venter@capetown.gov.za</a> </em></p>GP0|#cc1f7b28-f43b-45ab-a0f2-08b4fefef7ed;L0|#0cc1f7b28-f43b-45ab-a0f2-08b4fefef7ed|Issues open for public comment;GTSet|#a7cfb90d-44ad-4426-98ce-565f79932396;GPP|#79e6adda-2aa2-4523-bc29-296828216c931 June – 31 July 20210

 

 

 

 

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