|The Joint Operations Committee (JOC) was established by the City of Johannesburg to ensure that all events held in Joburg are safe and that the event organisers comply with all by-laws and City regulations.|
These events range from major ones such as music festivals to domestic ones such as weddings in townships.
Municipal-owned entities and City departments - namely Event Management, Disaster Management, City Parks, City Power, Emergency Management Services, Environmental Health, Johannesburg Development Agency, Johannesburg Metro Police Department, Johannesburg Water, Johannesburg Roads Agency, Metrobus and Pikitup - and the South African Police Service are represented on the JOC.
For an event to be safe, the organiser has to follow certain procedures through the City’s JOC. A checklist containing all the details required is attached.
The JOC officially meets once a week, on a Thursday. These meetings start promptly at 7.30am in the Egoli Boardroom, B Block, Ground Floor, Metro Centre, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.