Guy Fawkes in Ekurhuleni

ALBERTON – With the festive season just around the corner and Guy Fawkes Day taking place tomorrow, November 5,  it is important to note what the noise control regulations are and how they pertain to fireworks in Ekurhuleni.

Councillor Michael Basch shared this information with the RECORD.

The EMPD disturbance of peace and Gauteng noise control regulations are:

Section 42. Disturbance of the peace

(2) No person shall discharge fireworks without the prior written consent of the council, and such written consent shall hereafter be called a “Fireworks permit”.

Such “Fireworks permit” will be readily available at the event and produced on request by an authorised officer.

Any person failing to do so shall be guilty of an offence.

The penalty is a fine of R2 000.

Gauteng Noise Control (Health and Environmental Health)

Regulation 9(d)

A penalty will be given for the discharge of fireworks in a residential area in a manner which may cause a noise nuisance.

Offenders will be liable, on conviction, to a fine not exceeding R20 000.

Siske van Niekerk
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