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Holding of Events By-law, 2019
- Published in Government Gazette no. 8177 on 15 November 2019
- Commenced on 15 November 2019
- [This is the version of this document from 15 November 2019 and includes any amendments published up to 17 June 2022.]
Definitions and application
1. DefinitionsIn this by-law, the English text shall prevail in the event of an inconsistency between the different texts, and unless the context otherwise indicates:–"authorised official" means a person appointed as such in terms of section 13(2);"Council" means the municipal council of Matzikama Municipality;"event" means any public gathering of not less than 20 participants excluding filming to be considered on merit based on the impact on the surrounding of the purpose built venue or alternatively in a street or at a public place or any other municipal owned property to which the public has access, for any purpose, including—
2. Application of this by-law
Permit application process, requirements and enforcement
3. Permit requirement for eventSubject to section 11, no person may hold an event unless a permit has been issued upon application made in terms of section 4.
4. Application for permit to hold event
5. Criteria and conditions
6. Requirements and conditions
7. Holding of eventAn event organiser whose application has been approved in terms section 4 is responsible for the event and must ensure—
8. Compliance notices
9. Inspections and right of access
10. Suspension and revocation of permit
12. Agreements and partnershipsThe municipality may, subject to any other law, enter into an agreement or partnership with an event organiser for the holding and management of an event.
14. Offences and penaltiesA person who fails to comply with—
15. AppealA person whose rights are affected by a decision delegated by the Municipality may appeal against that decision by giving written notice of the appeal and the reasons therefore in terms of section 62 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act (Act 32 of 2000) to the municipal manager within 21 days of the date of the notification of the decision
16. Repeal of by-lawsThe provisions of any by-laws previously promulgated by the Municipality or by any of the disestablished municipalities now incorporated in the Municipality are hereby repealed as far as they relate to matters provided for in this by-law.
17. Short title and commencementThis by-law shall be known as the By-law on the Holding of Events and shall come into operation on the date of publication thereof in the Provincial Gazette.
- Entire By-law
- Chapter 1 – Definitions and application
- Chapter 2 – Permit application process, requirements and enforcement
- Chapter 3 – General provision
History of this By-law
15 November 2019 this versionPublished in Government Gazette no. 8177By-law commences.