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Fake event permit holders will be charged with fraud <p>The City's Events Permit Office has recently been made aware of incidents in which event organisers have been found in possession of fraudulent event permits.</p><p>The documents had the Event Permit Office's old letterhead, but no application was ever submitted for those events.  </p><p>The City is working with the South African Police Service to ensure cases are registered against the alleged perpetrators.  </p><p>'Event organisers are reminded that the only place to legally obtain an event permit is through the City's Event Permit Office where our officials will guide you on the process to follow and the documents required in order for your event to be compliant with the law. We will take serious legal action against those who obtain event permits through unscrupulous and illegal means,' said the City's Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security Alderman JP Smith.</p><p>In 2019, a Milnerton Organiser was charged with fraud and hosting an event without a permit after the City had lodged criminal charges against him for producing fraudulent permits during an inspection of his event in Phoenix. </p><p>The case is currently in court and has been remanded to August 2022. </p><p>'We would also like to plea with event patrons to be diligent when buying tickets for events. It is important for event goers to enquire about the legal compliance or whether the event organiser/venue owners are in possession of a proper event permit. Illegal events endanger the lives of patrons as a result of the lack of proper planning, security and crowd management, to name but a few. Officials from the events office are available to assist in verifying the legality of advertised events,' said Alderman Smith.</p><p>You can contact the Events Permit Office on 021 417 4035 or send an email to <a href="mailto:events.permit@capetown.gov.za" target="_blank">events.permit@capetown.gov.za</a> </p><p> <br></p><p><strong>End</strong></p><p><br></p>2022-07-28T22:00:00ZGP0|#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|#01a75b9b-249e-422e-9271-331595cdde7e;L0|#001a75b9b-249e-422e-9271-331595cdde7e|event permit10

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