Many Capetonians are preparing to celebrate the festive season and its events, such as Guy Fawkes, Diwali and New Year's Eve, with fireworks.
Whether you put together your own fireworks display or simply watch one of the displays around town, locals are encouraged to participate responsibly.
The City of Cape Town has released a list of the 12 sites which have been approved for the discharge of fireworks this year.
We are trying to manage the spaces better where some of the practices have been problematic.— JP Smith, MayCo Member for Safety and Security
Please be reminded that the discharge of fireworks in any other public place outside of the designated areas is banned and is a finable offence.
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The list of designated areas are:
1. In front of the Tourism Centre, Athens Road, Table View beachfront
2. Wesfleur sports field, Reygersdal Drive, Atlantis
3. Bishop Lavis sports field, Lavis Drive, Bishop Lavis
4. Metropolitan sports grounds, Melkhout Street, Bonteheuwel
5. Delft Central sports grounds, Main Road, Delft
6. Swartklip sports complex, Swartklip Road, Mitchells Plain
7. Athlone Stadium parking area (eastern side), Klipfontein Road, Athlone
8. Maiden’s Cove parking area, Victoria Road, Camps Bay
9. Strandfontein Pavilion, Strandfontein
10. Sarepta sports complex
11. Blue Downs sports field
12. Macassar Beach parking area, Macassar Road, Macassar
All designated fireworks areas will be patrolled by City Law Enforcement and Metro Police as well as a Fire Inspector.
Anyone under the age of 16 is not permitted to discharge fireworks and 23:00 is the cut-off time on both Guy Fawkes and Diwali, with New Year’s Eve being the exception.