Durban clamps down on wayward behaviour.
The municipality’s “Nuisances and Behaviour in Public Places” by-law, which came into effect on Friday, made no difference to people who continued with“Nuisance” behaviour. The city urged residents late last year to be “On their best behaviour” after the promulgation of the by-laws, which the city aims to use to clamp down on wayward behaviour. Some of the by laws include: No urinating in public, no hanging of clothes offences, walls, balconies and verandas, no littering and no washing or repairing vehicles in public spaces.
The Independent on Saturday asked the city’s permission to witness the metropolises’ enforcement of the laws, but was told by senior media liaison officer Gugu Sisilana that: “Unfortunately, due to the nature of the work, we cannot arrange or allow for you to go out with metro police during the enforcement.” The city said last year that abusive, threatening or foul language or gestures would not be tolerated in public spaces, along with fighting, urinating or defecating in public.
People would also not be allowed to bath or wash in public unless it was part of a religious or cultural ceremony and permission had been sought. The by-laws also forbid the consumption of liquor, being drunk in public, gambling and the use of drugs in public.
source:http://www.iol.co.za/ios/news/durbanites-flout-nuisance-by-laws-1997000-accessed12 March 2016