You are now on WayleaveCentral. This web site is dedicated to managing Wayleaves and Wayleave Applications for the City Of Tshwane. A guide of what to do is available below.
This site was designed to be used by Professional Engineers during Engineering Design for Construction and Traffic Management.
If you have any wayleave related questions please call: Deon Viljoen at (012) 358 7740 or Gladstone Shirindza at (012) 358 4811 or contact Tshegofatso Gape at TshegofatsoG@Tshwane.gov.za.
PLEASE NOTE: As of 1 July 2015 application fees will be applicable as published in the government gazette. Please follow the reference links below for more details.
The system will attempt to guide you through the documentation requirements for each phase of the application process. The documentation requirements become more onerous as the phases progress towards the final phase. Please submit as detailed as possible information, as this will assist the application reviewers to process your application faster.
What is a Wayleave and why is it required? According to Wiktionary a Wayleave is the right to cross land.
wayleave [ˈweɪˌliːv] 
(Law) access to property granted by a landowner for payment, for example to allow a contractor access to a building site
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003
In other countries this is also known as a right-of-way or an easement:
An easement is the right to use the real property of another without possessing it. 
So why is this important?
Any town or city has need of utility services to service the population. The roads in towns are normally built on public land owned by the local council, by virtue of the township declaration that was gazetted to create the town/city. The local council is therefore responsible to administrate the publicly owned land and need to give permission to all parties before they may install utility services or infrastructure, even if it is supplied by the council. All parties and their contractors therefore need to obtain permission from the council to install their services or infrastructure on the public land.
Normally a department within the council acts as the custodian of these permissions, even for council services. For City of Tshwane it is done by the Service Coordination Office in the Transport and Roads Department. This enables the responsible use of public assets, by co-ordinating service installation, minimising service clashes, simplifies maintenance of assets, and minimises collateral damage due to new installations or construction.
Using a formalised Wayleave, the council also has the opportunity to control the installation of services, as well as to specify installation and protection requirements for the installed services, and to verify that the service designs meet the engineering and other standards prescribed by the council.
New services can also be installed taking full cognisance of possible future services and applications currently in process. This is impossible without a system to control and co-ordinate applications, and design reviews.