Joburg Advocacy Group (JAG): September 2017

Saturday, 9 September 2017


Noise pollution is a growing problem in the City of Joburg and many residents are stumped as to what to do about excessive noise, whether this is due to noisy neighbours or other sources, such as business or industrial activity. 

Noise control is governed by the Environmental Conservation Act(Act 73 0f 1989). The regulations specified in the Act apply at all times and, in Johannesburg, violations can be reported to the JMPD (Call Centre: 011 758 9650 / Emergencies: 011 758 9621/3/4). Fines for violations vary, but can be as high as R1,500.00.

A summary of noise control regulations is available here. Municipal police departments often aren't aware of these national regulations, so it's worth having a copy to hand when making a noise complaint.