ETHEKWINI NEWSFLASH
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
23 OCTOBER 2023

APPLY TO HOST EVENTS DURING THE FESTIVE SEASON

The Municipality invites all event organisers, companies, and individuals who wish to host events in the City during the festive season to submit applications.

Applicants have until Friday, 10 November 2023 at 4pm to apply for permission to host events.

Applications are for events to be hosted in the City during the festive season period from 3 December 2023 to 31 January 2024. The public is advised that no stage performances will be permitted along coastal areas on these dates: 16, 25, 26 and 31 December 2023, as well as 1 to 3 January 2024.

Chairperson of the Community Services Committee Councillor Zama Sokhabase said the health and safety of the public remains a priority for the City. “Inviting organisers to apply for permission to host events will enable the City to monitor and ensure the process is compliant with eThekwini Municipality’s event management system to prevent unnecessary incidents,” she said.

Application forms to stage an event must be obtained from and returned to the Events Management Office, The Platform, Lion Match Complex, Entrance No 1, 892 uMgeni Road, Durban, 4001 or emailed to Archel.Somaroo@durban.gov.za.

Event organisers are advised that applying does not guarantee that permission will be granted. The applicant will be notified whether the application has been successful or not.

The Municipality reserves the right to cancel an event should it deem the event to be non-compliant.

Councillor Sokhabase added that planning in advance will also assist the City to take reasonable measures to prevent injury or ill health by having procedures in place if emergencies arise. “With health and safety plans in place, we want to ensure that residents and visitors enjoy their festive season in a safe and well-coordinated manner,” she added.

For more information, contact 031 311 4720.

ENDS
Issued by the eThekwini Municipality’s Communications Unit.

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