Don’t get caught on the wrong side of the law, there are safe sites to discharge and enjoy fireworks on Guy Fawkes Day 2015 in Cape Town!
On Thursday, 5 November 2015, we celebrate Guy Fawkes Day (or Guy Fawkes Night) in Cape Town with explosive displays of fireworks (at designated areas).
In recent years in South Africa it has become illegal to discharge fireworks displays in backyards for safety and regulatory reasons; however, City of Cape Town officials have deemed certain parks and public areas safe locations for setting off certain sparklers and crackers.
Members of the public are urged to purchase fireworks from registered suppliers who can produce their permits issued by SAPS. Shop-bought fireworks discharged at approved locations are done so at the owner’s risk.
PLACES TO WATCH & DISCHARGE FIREWORKS FOR GUY FAWKES DAY 2015 (BETWEEN 6PM AND MIDNIGHT ONLY!)
· Tourism Centre, Athens Road, Table View beachfront
· Wesfleur sports field, Reygersdal Drive, Atlantis
· Bishop Lavis sports field, Lavis Drive, Bishop Lavis
· Metropolitan sports grounds, Melkhout Street, Bonteheuwel
· Delft Central sports grounds, Main Road, Delft
· Swartklip sports complex, Swartklip Road, Mitchells Plain
· Athlone Stadium parking area (eastern side), Klipfontein Road, Athlone
· Maiden’s Cove parking area, Victoria Road, Camps Bay|
· Strandfontein Pavilion, Strandfontein
· Sarepta sports complex
· Blue Downs sports field
· Macassar Beach parking area, Macassar Road, Macassar
Citizens are urged to not use so-called Chinese lanterns. These candle-powered airborne lanterns are not only illegal but also considered a fire hazard. What’s more, the floating lamps resemble that of emergency flairs, which the NSRI is required to investigate and thus is a waste of valuable and expensive resources.
Law enforcement agencies will monitor the aforementioned sites.
To report fireworks that are being illegally discharged, please notify the Metro Police Control Centre on +27 (0) 86 076 5423, or the SAPS Emergency Control Centre on 10111.
In the event of a fireworks-related emergency, contact the City’s Public Emergency Communication Centre on 107 (or +27 (0) 21 480 7700 from a cellphone).