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City suspends Event permitting process <p>​The City of Cape Town’s Events Permit Office will not be considering or issuing any event permit applications until 11 July 2021. <br> <br>The decision is in line with the latest amendments to the National Disaster Management Act, gazetted on Sunday 27 June 2021, which prohibit all social gatherings for the next two weeks.  <br> <br>A decision on the resumption of the process will only be made once new regulations are gazetted. <br> <br>We empathise with the Events industry which has been severely impacted by the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns; however we believe limiting gatherings such as events is the best course of action to curb a further spread of the Covid-19 virus. We urge all event organisers to adhere to the adjusted alert level 4 regulations in order to ensure the safety of all. <br> <br>The Events Permit Office is in the process of communicating to event organisers on the City’s database. <br> <br>The office will underscore the need for compliance and the importance of not hosting unregulated events while the country is battling a third wave of Covid-19. <br> <br>Over the last few weeks, the Events Department has cited some organisers for hosting events without permits as required by the City’s Events By-Law and the non-compliance with the national Safety at Sports and Recreational Events Act (SASREA).<br> <br>The City is constantly alerted to unauthorised events taking place and while we understand the challenges that Event organisers and communities have to confront, we are obligated to enforce the national legislation and therefore are required to act on activities or events that do not comply with the Disaster Management Act lockdown regulations.<br> <br>We would like to urge members of the public to work with us to put a stop to these unsafe and unregulated gatherings as they could put you and your loved ones at risk. <br> <br>These have the potential to become super spreader events that could lead to a further increase in Covid-19 infections because we have found that many have no security plans, inadequate Covid-19 mitigation measures and flout physical distancing protocols.<br> <br>If you come across a suspected illegal event, an advertisement or hear about an illegal event, please mail <a href="mailto:events.permit@capetown.go.za" target="_blank">events.permit@capetown.go.za</a> or call the City’s Public Emergency Communication Centre on 021 480 7700 from a cellphone or 107 from a landline. <br> <br> <br><strong>End</strong><br> </p>2021-06-28T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#f9891347-9853-4a33-be46-2fd52a61e835;L0|#0f9891347-9853-4a33-be46-2fd52a61e835|events;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#791ffb6f-7fbb-4889-a773-57685a6b940d;L0|#0791ffb6f-7fbb-4889-a773-57685a6b940d|Permits10

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