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Dinosaur festival called off due to non-compliance<p>The permit office would like to caution residents and visitors that the event has been deemed illegal due to non-compliance with the Events By-Law and the Safety at Sports and Recreational Events Act.</p><p>The event organiser hosted the event, Dinosaur World Festival Cape Town, in Wynberg without permission from the Event Permit Office. </p><p>The organisers also held the event despite being without a Land-Use permit for the use of Maynardville Park in Wynberg. That application was pending.</p><p>A fine was issued to the event organiser for hosting an event without a permit. </p><p>During the visit to the site, the permit officer found that there were no medical personnel on site and there were groups of young children in what was essentially an unsafe environment. </p><p>While the City supports events and will continue to play its role as an enabler, it is important that events are hosted in a safe environment that is in accordance with the law.</p><p>Illegal events endanger the lives of patrons as a result of the lack of security and crowd management, to name but a few.</p><p>If you come across a suspected illegal event, an advertisement or hear about an illegal event, please mail <a href="" target="_blank"></a> or call the City's Events Permit Office on 021 417 4035.</p><p>  </p><p><strong>End</strong></p><p><br></p>2023-09-21T22:00:00ZGP0|#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|#5f35e6a3-6325-4083-a31c-43b31d9df2ea;L0|#05f35e6a3-6325-4083-a31c-43b31d9df2ea|compliance10

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