Joburgers who tend to prefer their music very loud should be careful now. Violators will be fined, and if they do not comply, the city of Johannesburg has said police will impound the music system, the news reported on Tuesday (October 5th).
So imagine the scene. You’re trying to enjoy a gripping new series you just discovered on Netflix on a Friday night, but your neighbor repeats an annoying song for hours and turns the volume up. What is the easiest action to take?
A STRONG MUSIC SYSTEM TO END IN THE POLICE VANS
The Johannesburg Municipality said violators will be fined first, and fail to comply, the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) will soon arrive at the offender’s premises to confiscate the audio system.
“Violators will be subject to a fine and if you do not comply, Joburg MPD will impound your audio system,” the municipality said. noted.
The municipality has shared a number to call and report loud music violations on 011 375 5911.
“Residents can report noise pollution to 011 375 5911,” the statement added.
CITY OF JOHANNESBURG APPROACHES ESKOM TO RESUME ELECTRICAL SUPPLY
Meanwhile, the Johannesburg City Municipality has asked the national electricity company Eskom for permission to resume power in places like Soweto.
The plan was revealed by newly elected mayor of Johannesburg, Mpho Moerane. Soweto has had to contend with continued power cuts as Eskom tries to force township residents to settle an unpaid electricity debt of up to R7.5 billion.
“We are in talks with Eskom to take over the areas of Soweto, Sandton, Orange Farm, Diesploot, Pinetown. Discussions started last year with Minister Gordhan, CEO of Eskom and the late Mayor Makhubo and councilors, ”said new Mayor Moerane.
The plan is to introduce an “energy mix” which will include gas and solar energy solutions.