Good day I really want to understand what is the diffrents between the law for people making noise in urban places in Mpumalanga and in Natal? In Natal the police come and warn you once if you make noise or play music hard. In Mpumalanga they can just carry on as they want to till in the early mornings.
To contact the police but no sucess. Also the owner of the house no sucess.
Good day. This is an info request to assist you better. Please continue on this thread.I do not want to sound flippant, but what you did was to make a statement. If you would ask your question, I would gladly see what I can do to answer it.
I'm staying in Kriel in the Mpumalanga area. My next door neighbour start to play music as such that my windows are bouncing with the beat of the music. I ask the police to assist to come and ask to play his music softer or switch iy off. The reply from the police is that there are no more what they call in afrikaans "Rus verstoring". So they can not assist me. I then phone the property people that hire the flat to him. They got him so far that he play the music soft till at 9h00 at night and then start to push his luck till past 10h00 with musi playing hard then soft just to work me up in frustration. What can I DO?
Apologies. I replied to the wrong question. Do not know how that happened. I will opt out and give another expert an opportunity to assist.
HiDisturbing of the peace is an offense which is enforced country wide.The offense is not connected to a certain time eg. 23h00, but is based on the circumstances. In other words disturbing of the peace might be enforced at 18h00 if the circumstances permit.On top of that each province has it own set of laws, just as municipalities have their own by laws. These laws and by laws do not get enforced consistently throughout RSA. That is why one would have disturbance of the peace enforced at different times and for different situations. Then one must also take into consideration that the SAPS priorities crimes and act accordingly, which might have the situation that disturbance of the peace is not prioritiesed as a priority offense.Hope this gives you a better understanding.Regards
Advocate of the High Court of South Africa
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).