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[…]
The City of Cape Town has designated eleven public open spaces for the discharge of fireworks for Monday, Guy Fawkes Day, and for Tuesday which is the Hindu festival of lights. Some of the spaces include Bishop Lavis sports field, Macassar beach parking area and Strandfontein pavilion. Mayoral committee member[…]
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[…]
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[…]
While there were less incidents than last year, the City of Cape Town remains concerned by the reckless behaviour on Guy Fawkes Day. Every year Capetonians celebrate the holiday of Guy Fawkes by discharging fireworks. However there are those who indulge in irresponsible behaviour and harm the lives of others[…]
A 7-year-old boy is lucky to have his sight after a firework exploded in his face at a Delft park. Jahmeil Galant and a relative, also 7, were playing together when an older child threw a firecracker in his direction, his mother Sharlene Galant told News24 on Thursday. “He went[…]
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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