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Even though the unemployment rate in South Africa is at a high, especially amongst the youth, it is illegal to wash windows for a living at intersections.
Democratic Alliance (DA) Shadow Member of Mayoral Committee for Public Safety Councillor Michael Sun highlights that it is unlawful and should be eradicated.
In terms of sections 12 (1) (a), 14 (4) and (5) of the City’s Public Road and Miscellaneous By-law it is stated that;
Section 12 (1) (a) – No person may lie, sit, congregate, loiter or walk, or otherwise act, on any public road in any manner that may obstruct traffic.
Section 14 (4) – No person may on any public road in any way loiter or solicit or inconvenience or harass any other person for the purpose of begging.
Section 14 (5) – No person may on a public road use any threatening, abusive or insulting words or gestures or behaviours with intent to cause a breach of the By-law.
Councillor Sun says, “Whilst we are mindful of people whom are trying to make a living and those who have to resort to trading on the streets, we cannot condone any kind of unlawful activity.”