The Johannesburg Council in conjunction with Johannesburg Roads Agency has updated the 2014 Policy dealing with Security Access Restrictions (Road Closures) in November 2018.
The Policy publicises the new terms and conditions which has a mandate to standardise all structures.
In Johannesburg alone, there are over 400 road closures. Many of these have either not renewed their road closure after the two-year standard expiry date or are illegal as they were erected without permission.
With effect of January 2019 the Council, Johannesburg Roads Agency and the Johannesburg Metro Police have been working together to rectify this situation. Any expired or illegal road closures will be given a thirty-day grace period to prove to Council that they have commenced with a new application. Failure to do so will result in the Council (JMPD) removing these structures and fining the affected closures respectively.