Drakenstein Municipality reminds the community of Drakenstein that no one is allowed to discharge fireworks or cause fireworks to be discharged within the municipal boundaries.
The municipality’s Control of Fireworks By-law further stipulates that no one is allowed to sell fireworks to any person under the age of 16.
The by-law does, however, make provision for the City manager – in collaboration with the executive mayor – to grant written permission to discharge fireworks, subjected to certain conditions, for special events, such as major sports events or cultural and religious festivals such as Diwali/Deepavali (Festival of Lights).
The South African Police Service (SAPS) and the municipality’s by-law enforcement unit will ensure that the Control of Fireworks By-law is upheld and will confiscate fireworks found illegally in anyone’s possession. Those who contravene the provisions of this by-law will be fined.
Members of the public are encouraged to report anyone who illegally discharges or sells fireworks to the municipality’s reporting hotline on 0800 555 337 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To view the by-law, visit www.drakenstein.gov.za