Keeping of Animals, Bees and Poultry By-law, 2015
- Published in Western Cape Provincial Gazette 7363 on 6 March 2015
- Commenced on 6 March 2015
- [This is the version of this document from 6 March 2015 and includes any amendments published up to 28 July 2023.]
1. IntroductionThe intention of this Bylaw is to allow the keeping of animals expected to be kept within the Council area within understood guidelines that can be administrated equitably and easily by Council Officers.Council acknowledges that animals are an important part of any community. There are, however, a number of issues of which we must be aware, especially where these concern the care, control and management responsibilities that we have as individuals and animal owners. The repercussions of poor management and inappropriate care can impact on neighbourhood amenity in terms of noise, odours, property damage, health and safety.The Bylaw seeks to:* Balance the rights of property owners and the rights of others to enjoy their own property free from external impacts of nuisance; and* Ensure that animals kept on residential land are of an appropriate kind and in appropriate numbers and maintained in satisfactory conditions so as to not result in unhealthy of unsafe conditions and do not cause a nuisance to others.Cape Agulhas Municipality makes this bylaw pursuant to the powers contained in the Local Structure Act 117 of 1998.This bylaw controls the keeping of pigs, horses, goats, cattle, birds, bees, poultry and other animals in localities where the keeping of them is, or is likely to become a nuisance or dangerous or injurious to the health of any person.Short title and commencementThis bylaw may be cites as the Cape Agulhas Municipality Keeping of Animals, Bees and Poultry Bylaw.This law comes into force on the 1st day of ___.[Enacted by-law does not indicate month or year of commencement. It is presumed to have come into force on the date of publication in the gazette, 2015-03-06.]
2. Interpretation - DefinitionsIn this By-law, words used in the masculine gender include the feminine, the singular includes the plural and vice versa, the Afrikaans text prevails in the event of an inconsistency between the different texts and unless the context otherwise indicates:
3. Written permissionNo person shall keep or permit to be kept on any premises or property any animals (excluding pets) without the written permission of the local authority, and such permission may be withdrawn if at any time a nuisance is caused or the requirements of this by-law are not complied with.
4. Keeping of animals likely to cause nuisance or danger prohibitedNo person shall within the Living or Business Environments as defined in the Cape Agulhas Municipal Area keep any animal, or permit or suffer any animal to remain on any property owned or occupied by that person, if, in the opinion of the Director: Community Services or a Law Enforcement Officer, there is a likelihood that the animal will cause or is causing a danger to any person, or injury to the health of any person.
6. Napier local area overlay zone
|Commonage & small holding||Cattle, Lama’s, Pigs, Goats, Horses, Donkeys, Poultry, Birds and any other animals as may regarded appropriate by the Municipality|
|Bo-Dorp from Almond Street eastwards, and All of the above excluding pigs between Reservoir and Sarel Cilliers Street, including the erven on the northern side of Sarel Cilliers Street, and
Tamatiekraal: the area between Sarel Cilliers Street and Eskom Street, which is the area on both sides of the Klippedrift River.
|All of the above excluding pigs|
|Remainder of the Napier LAO Area||Poultry and bird same as in CAM Area.|
|1 000m² – 3 000m²||One Unit|
|3 001m² – 4 500m²||Two Unit|
|4 501m² – 6 000m²||Three Units|
|6 001m² – 1 ha||Four Units|
|1 ha– 3 ha||Five Units|
|3 ha – 6 ha||Eight Units|