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Right2Know campaign pushes for ‘illegal’ Lonehill CCTV cameras to be taken down

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The city is involved in a legal tussle over the installation of surveillance cameras in mostly wealthy suburbs, with the matter likely to go as far as the Constitutional Court.


09 Sep 2020
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Right2Know campaign pushes for ‘illegal’ Lonehill CCTV cameras to be taken down

CCTV cameras are pictured in Melville, 17 January 2020. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

The 58 public surveillance cameras installed in Lonehill have come under sharp focus as the City of Joburg’s “spy” camera saga heads for an appeal, with the Right2Know (R2K) campaign pushing for the “illegal” cameras to be taken down. Correspondence seen by The Citizen show that the city’s senior legal advisor, Perry-Como Smith, advised the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) to cancel the wayleave for the cameras installed by the Lonehill Residents Association (LRA). He also made a written undertaking that these cameras would be removed but activist and resident, Gavin Borrageiro, has complained that the cameras are still recording. Borrageiro...

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