REJ - Jan 2022

WHO MAY GIVE THE ‘OK’ FOR OUTDOOR ADVERTISING ON A BUILDING? – 28 January 2022

Body Corporate of the Overbeek Building, Cape Town v Independent Outdoor Media (Pty) Ltd and Others (4838/2021 ; 3491/2016) [2022] ZAWCHC 2 (21 January 2022)

The Cape Town building on which a gigantic ‘Zuma Must Fall’ billboard was erected in 2016 is the subject of this judgment. It deals with a spat between the advertiser, the body corporate of the building and the City of Cape Town which that message triggered – but technically turned on a decision whether it was proper for the City to have made the by-law despite national legislation requiring ministerial consent in respect of the erection of buildings…