Cape Town extends deadline for removing election posters

An EFF poster in Pretoria shows the face of party leader Julius Malema.

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  • Political parties have a five-day extension to remove their election posters.
  • This includes the things they used to attach the poster with.
  • Initially, the posters were to be removed 10 days after the election.

Political parties have an additional five days to remove their election posters in Cape Town or pay high per poster fees, for the municipality to do so.

The election posters were supposed to have been taken down 10 days after the poll, but the City had given political parties until November 16.

Political parties would be charged R128 per poster not collected on time.

This included the fasteners and pieces used to hold the posters in place.

The removal costs for the city of Joburg were R 1000 per poster.

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Cape Town had previously had an altercation with the EFF over election campaigns when the Red Berets refused to remove its giant posters.

The DA has withdrawn the controversial posters it had put up in Phoenix, KwaZulu-Natal, after being accused of racial baiting.

Many political party posters, if carefully preserved, could be used in 2024 as they contain generic messages and party slogans.

However, many had already been collected by cardboard recyclers, and also used as a refuge by the homeless.

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