South Africa: Bad news for events organisers

source: IOL
April 13 2010 at 07:18AM
By Colleen Dardagan

The organisers of events requiring municipal services which go ahead without official approval during the World Cup could find themselves in trouble with the law and shut down without warning, say city officials.

In an advertisement placed in The Mercury yesterday, the city’s strategic projects unit called for applications from people intending to hold events “within the municipal boundaries” during the World Cup, which include “a parade, procession, race, concert, show, exhibition, festival, ceremony or any similar event of a sporting, cultural or recreational nature, including but not limited to fan camps, public viewing areas, temporary accommodation, 2010 concerts and parties”.

Quoting the Gatherings Act 205 of 1993, the advertisement warns that any [continue reading]

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