Guy Fawkes Day

Guy Fawkes Day: Assault is still a crime

The annual celebration of Guy Fawkes Day in South Africa is often marked by unruly, undignified, destructive and crude behaviour by all those participating in the so-called festivities. The 5 November celebration was characterised by violence and chaos on Tuesday in the Cape Flats, with both young and old engaging[…]

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City to consider a ban on Guy Fawkes

The City of Cape Town announced that they will engage with National Government with a formal request to ban the sale of fireworks The Guy Fawkes festivities which took place on Saturday within the city resulted in the highest numbers of injuries. Just under 30 000 residents visited the safety[…]

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Safeguard animals on Guy Fawkes Day

The hearing ability of animals is seven times more sensitive than the average human. It is said that some animals can hear a grasshopper eating so ultimately a firecracker going off next to an animal is equivalent to a bomb detonating close to a human being. A fear of fireworks[…]

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Pupils warned of Guy Fawkes activity

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has warned that police and law enforcement will be on high alert at schools on Guy Fawkes Day on Thursday. The department is concerned by the numbers of learners who do not attend school in order to participate in Guy Fawkes Day activities. Often[…]

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