City of Joburg slams rumours that it has stopped using speed cameras

There has been a series of claims over the last twenty-four hours that the City of Joburg has stopped using speed cameras to catch people breaking the speed limit and that the contracts of the companies providing this service expired back in January.

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Councillor, Michael Sun, City of Johannesburg MMC for Public Safety tells host of The Midday Report, Stephen Grootes that the claims are untrue.

Sun sets the record straight, saying in January, it was discovered that the speed enforcement service provider contract was extended unlawfully. The decision taken by us was to then terminate the contracts, adds Sun.

We had to ensure there was a continuity of the speed enforcement and we then used the National Regulation to have the service provider continue providing service.

Councillor, Michael Sun, City of Johannesburg MMC for Public Safety

The unfortunate part was that the service provider had to stop the fixed cameras.

Councillor, Michael Sun, City of Johannesburg MMC for Public Safety

Sun explains that the City is now undergoing a process of redesigning a new system. He adds that in the next three weeks or so an advertisement for a new tender will be published. Sun says the city will also own the infrastructure.

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