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Parking Marshal Strike Has Been Resolved

After 2 days of comprehensive negotiations and compromise between the union representatives for the striking parking marshals and the management team of ACE Parking Services, an agreement to end the parking marshal strike in Johannesburg CBD has been reached.

The Kungwini Amalgamated Workers Union, representing approximately 25% of the parking marshal workforce, was instrumental in this settlement by taking the time to understand the concerns of both the marshals and those of the company as well. As a result a fair and equitable agreement was reached in a very short time ensuring that the City of Johannesburg’s parking management system would continue to operate as efficiently as it has in the past.

Parking management operations resumed on Thursday morning the 24th of July 2014 with the first day of operations running without incident.

Motorists should be advised that it is illegal to park in Braaamfontein and Johannesburg CBD without paying for parking. Law enforcement will be on full alert in the weeks ahead to ensure that motorists comply with the by-laws of the City.

From the 1st of July 2014, the parking tariffs as prescribed by the City of Johannesburg are set at R9.50 per hour and R4.75 per 30 minutes when paying by cash.

A cheaper option is to pay using a quickpark Prepaid Touchcard as the Touchcard Tariffs are set at R8.50 per hour and R4.25 per 30 minutes.

Motorists can purchase a Touchcard from any parking marshal on-street in Johannesburg CBD and Braamfontein. Reloading of the Touchcard can be done using cash at any marshal, or on-line using CREDIT CARD and EFT at www.touchcard.co.za.

Touchcard Loyalty program change

Use of the Quickpark Prepaid Touchcard in Braamfontein, Parkhurst and JHB CBD has been running successfully since its introduction in July 2012. The City of Johannesburg recently increased the parking tariff to R9.00 per hour when paying by cash but the tariff when paying with the Touchcard has remained at R8.00 per hour which has increased the card usage substantially.

The Quickpark Prepaid Touchcards are still available for sale at all parking marshals for R25.00 (including VAT), however there has been a change in the card loyalty program. Any motorist who parks 3 times in a row and pays fully for the parking each time, will now qualify for a 50% discount on a card the next time they park. There are terms and conditions applicable to this discount which are available at www.touchcard.co.za.

Parking tariff increase 2013/2014

From the 1st of July 2013, the parking tariffs as prescribed by the City of Johannesburg will be increased to R9.00 per hour when paying by cash; however the tariff will remain at R8.00 per hour when payment is made with the Quickpark Prepaid Touchcard.

Touchcard Launch Press Release

From the 31st of July 2012 motorists parking in Braamfontein and Johannesburg CBD will be able to use the new Quickpark Prepaid Touchcard to pay for their parking at parking marshals. The new touchcard is the same size as a credit card and fits snugly into a wallet with the added benefit of being contactless and therefore not having to be removed from your wallet to be used. The touchcard is not disposable as it can be reloaded at a parking marshal again and again. The touchcard can be reloaded with any value and there are no transaction fees for any use of the card.

When using a touchcard to pay for parking, a motorist will benefit from a lower tariff than the cash tariff. The card tariff is R8.00 per hour (R4 per 30 minutes) whereas the cash tariff is R8.50 per hour (R4.25 per 30 minutes). There are several other benefits to using a card including no longer needing to wait for change, being able to see your card credit balance online and receiving monthly statements if you register your card at www.touchcard.co.za.

Cards are for sale at all parking marshals for R25 (Including VAT) but an innovative part of the system includes a card giveaway (loyalty) program. Any motorist who parks 3 times in a row and pays fully for the parking each time, from the 1st of July onward, will qualify for a free card the next time they park after the launch on the 31st of July 2012. There are terms and conditions applicable to this giveaway which are available at www.touchcard.co.za.

It is important that each time you use your touchcard at a marshal, you insist on getting a paper ticket for that transaction and check the details, as mistakes cannot be rectified later. Whenever you pay for parking, always remember to clearly display the paper ticket on your vehicle's dashboard to avoid receiving a parking fine.

Use of the Quickpark Prepaid Touchcard is subject to terms and conditions of use which are available at www.touchcard.co.za.

Parking tariff increase 2012/2013

From the 1st of July 2012, the parking tariffs as prescribed by the City of Johannesburg will be increased to R8.50 per hour when paying by cash, however the tariff will remain at R8.00 per hour when paying using the new Quickpark Prepaid Touchcard.

Law enforcement active in Braamfontein and Joburg CBD

Law enforcement is currently active in Braamfontein and the Joburg CBD and the public must be aware that non-payment for parking will result in a parking fine being issued.

It is important that motorists insist on a ticket from the marshal when paying for parking and that the motorist then clearly displays this ticket on the dashboard of his or her vehicle to prevent a fine being issued.

 

Parking tariff increase 2011/2012

Motorists are reminded that as of 1st July 2011 the parking tariffs will increase. The tariff in Johannesburg CBD and Braamfontein will change from R7.50 to R8.00 per hour as prescribed by the City of Johannesburg.

 

Parking in Joburg

The parking management programme aims to control parking around Johannesburg to do away with the chaos faced by motorists driving in the city.

The current chaos faced by motorists driving in Johannesburg CBD might soon be a thing of the past.

As of Tuesday next week, the second phase of the Johannesburg parking management programme will be rolled out in the CBD.

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City's new parking system drives up complaints

JOHANNESBURG - There have been numerous complaints over a newly implemented parking system, the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) said yesterday. It said some motorists and businesses were still unaware that a new system requiring motorists to pay for roadside parking in the city had been operating in Braamfontein since December 3, 2010.

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Johannesburg drivers to pay for roadside parking in 2011

Motorists in Johannesburg will have to pay for parking come the New Year, the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) said yesterday. Departmental spokesman Wayne Minnaar said the system, currently only operating in Braamfontein, would be rolled out throughout the city early next year.

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More parking spaces for motorists

Motorists who despair of finding parking in Braamfontein, Greenside and other busy areas might be in luck with the City's new parking scheme.

Motorists from across the city will now be able to park their vehicles on the side of the road in and around the metropolis. The system will help improve traffic management in the city, said the Johannesburg Metro Police Department Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar.

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City parking system rolls out

Parking on city streets will be more strictly controlled as a new parking system is rolled out. Parking will be restricted to two hours.

Roadside parking in the city is about to cost more than the usual tipping of a car guard as the City's new parking system is rolled out over the course of the year.

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