The Gauteng Film Commission (GFC) has been notified that as per a City of Johannesburg Council resolution the tariff for filming on public roads within the Johannesburg municipal area will increase from R400 to R450 per hour with effect from 1 July 2008.

According to Jacques Stoltz, GFC Senior Marketing Manager, "the GFC has expressed our concerns to the City of Johannesburg as it appears that the film community has yet again not been consulted on permit increases. Such tariff increases undermine our efforts of positioning Johannesburg and Gauteng as a film friendly region. We trust that our request for a meeting will be honoured to discuss the latest increases. We are still awaiting feedback from the Tshwane and Ekurhuleni metros in respect to tariff changes and will communicate any such changes to the industry in due course."

For enquiries regarding tariffs please contact Isaac Maake at the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department at +27 11 758 9349.