The Ray Nkonyeni Municipality has successfully implemented the Nuisance and Behaviour in Public Places Bylaw aggressively and enforcement operations have started and are being felt on the ground.

Recently, the municipality has appointed the service provider to install the relevant signage which will create a conducive environment to enforce the law efficiently and effectively. The enforcement is ongoing and the municipality will ensure that the culture of lawlessness in our towns and residential areas is dealt with harshly.

In addition and to ensure the smooth implementation of these bylaws, the Ray Nkonyeni Municipality’s Public Safety Department conducted some workshops which took part from 09 March up to 10 April 2018 covering all Seven (7) Zones of Ray Nkonyeni Municipality. The areas visited were Hibberdene Hall, Port Shepstone Civic Center, Uvongo Town Hall, Margate Town Hall, Port Edward Library Hall, Izingolweni Boardroom and Gamalakhe Community Hall. At these meetings, all authorised officers from various Law Enforcement Agencies such as South African Police Services (SAPS), Road Traffic Inspectorate (RTI), and RNM Law Enforcement formed part of these workshops. Furthermore, the relevant stakeholders such as Community Policy Forums, Ratepayers Associations, and Business Forums were also roped in.

Full particulars of the promulgated Nuisance and Behaviour in Public Places By-laws are available between 10h00 and 16h00 at the Department of Public Safety, Corner of Woolley Street and Robinson Street, Old Post Office Building – Opposite Shoprite/Checkers, Port Shepstone and all municipal libraries. The Nuisance and Behaviour in Public Places Bylaw came into effect in January 2018 and this by-law’s purpose is to provide for measures for preventing, minimising or managing public nuisance and also to prohibit certain activities or conduct in public places.

Issued by
Simon M April
Senior Manager: Mayoralty and Communications
+27 72 057 5387
+27 86 529 7121
Simon.April@rnm.gov.za / Simon.Apri95@gmail.com