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Building By-law, 2009
- Published in Eastern Cape Provincial Gazette no. 2042 on 27 February 2009
- Commenced on 27 February 2009
- [This is the version of this document from 27 February 2009 and includes any amendments published up to 23 September 2022.]
Part I – Projection from buildings, verandas, balconies, signs and payment light
2. Permission required
3. Rules for the construction of projections
5. Balconies and bay windows
6. Plinths, pilasters, corbels and cornices
7. Verandas and cornersWhere verandas are carried around corners of streets, they must be properly displayed or rounded to follow the curves of the kerb to a radius approved by the Municipality.
8. Pavement openings
9. Maintenance, removal and tenancy of street projections
10. Cat-heads, cranes and platforms
11. Slab footways or pavements
12. Planting of footway and sideways
13. Street gutter bridgesNo person must bridge over or enclose any gutter of storm water drain under the control of the Municipality without special sanction from the Municipality.
Part II – Sings and hoardings
2. Application for signsNo person must paint, fix, post or erect a sign without-
3. Fixing of signs and hoardings
4. Advertising signs and hoardings to be licensed
5. Prohibited signs
6. Hanging signs under veranda over a street
7. Signs on verandas over street
8. Projecting signs
9. Signs flat on buildings
|Height of building||Vertical dimension|
|One or two storeys:||1,3m|
|Three or four storeys:||1,9m|
|Five or six storeys:||2,6m|
|Seven or eight storeys:||3,2m|
|Over eight storeys:||4,8m|
11. Hanging lamps and clocks
13. Bill postings and hoardings
14. Decorations during public rejoicingsAll decorations, illuminating and other devices erected on occasions of public rejoicing must be so erected, arranged and secured as to minimise the danger of fire, and secure the public against risk to the satisfaction of the Municipality in these respects.
15. ShowcasesShow cases must not exceed 1,5m² in area and must not project more than 150mm beyond the building line.
16. Signs not to be fixed to veranda columnsNo sign of any description must be fixed to street veranda posts or columns.
17. Signs regarded as tenancy at will
Part III – Rentals, charges, deposits and penalties: general provisions
19. Payment of charge and deposits
20. Charges for special servicesThe Municipality must have the right in case of any special services being required from the Municipality, including the attendance necessary in respect of a dangerous building to levy charges in regard thereto as well as a prepaid charge of at least a prescribed tariff for attending at a building at a request or to give advice as to the bearing of the By-laws on proportions put forward by architects, builders or owners.
21. Extra charges on new proposalsWhere an owner, having submitted plans for a building having had such plans examined subsequently submits new proposals either in part or whole extra charges must be payable at the rate of half the ordinary charges applied to the part altered, expect when it is done in compliance with a definite written request from the Municipality.
22. General penaltiesAny person who contravenes or commits a breach of any provision of these By-laws must be liable on conviction to a fine or in default of payment, to imprisonment for a period not exceeding one month and in case of continuing offence, a further prescribed fine or every day during the continuance of such offence after a written notice has been issued by the Municipality requiring the discontinuance of such offence and for a second to subsequent offence he must be liable on conviction to a fine or in default of payment, to imprisonment for a period not exceeding three months.
23. Application of these By-lawsThese By-laws apply within the area of jurisdiction of the Mbizana Local Municipality from the date of promulgation.
24. Short titleThese By-laws are called the Building By-laws.
History of this By-law
27 February 2009 this versionPublished in Eastern Cape Provincial Gazette no. 2042By-law commences.