Joburg speed cameras are offline – and no fines have been issued for months: report

A move by the DA government in Johannesburg to clean-up contracts with service providers has halted the electronic enforcement of speed limits in the city.

According to a report by MoneyWeb, citing anonymous sources within the administration, the intervention has also seriously affected general law enforcement in the area.

In March 2017, the city reportedly cancelled service contracts with five service providers who supplied equipment and systems to generate the fines.

Because it is unlawful to contract a new provider without setting out a tender, the city has been without cameras or systems to issue the volumes of speeding fines it used to.

These service providers helped the department generate between R30 million to R35 million per month from traffic fines, former JMPD director Gerrie Gerneke told MoneyWeb – which has now been reduced to R3 million.

Gerneke said that he was worried that motorists could now speed on the city’s roads without consequences.

Sources confirmed that no new electronic traffic fines had been processed or loaded onto the National Contravention Register since the service providers were given the boot, MoneyWeb reported.


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Joburg speed cameras are offline – and no fines have been issued for months: report