HiBackground:I visited a residential sec...

Asked by Anonymous on 07-02-2021 16:40:25
Question posted in the Property Law category relating to Western Cape



I visited a residential security complex which requires a code to enter, this code is sent by the person being visited:

"You're invited to visit De Zicht, use PIN #612588 at the visitor keypad. PIN is valid from 2/7/2021 2:47 PM until 2/8/2021 2:47 PM, UNSHADED visitor bays only. Please enter on the RIGHT-HAND SIDE LANE ONLY!"

The same code is required when leaving the complex, however the message makes no mention of this. If you are not able to produce this code at time of exit you are not allowed to leave e.g. in instances where you may have entered with a resident or simply deleted the message.

My question:

Is this an infringement on my right to freedom of movement? If the security guards have no reason other than a lack of this code (no suspicion of wrondoing etc), can they legally prevent people from leaving by refusing to open the gate?


Christopher Jacobs

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