Cape Town extends election poster removal deadline

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

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  • Political parties have five days to remove their election posters.
  • This includes the things they used to attach the poster.
  • Initially, the posters were to be taken down 10 days after the election.

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

Election posters were to be taken down 10 days after the election, but the City had given political parties until November 16.

Political parties would be charged R128 per poster not removed by the deadline.

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

City of Joburg’s withdrawal fee was R1,000 per poster.

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Cape Town had already had dealings with the EFF during the election campaign when the red berets refused to remove its giant posters.

The DA has removed controversial posters he put up in Phoenix, KwaZulu-Natal, after being accused of baiting the race.

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

However, many had already been recovered by cardboard recyclers, and also used as shelters by homeless people.

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