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Events By-law, 2016
- Published in Western Cape Provincial Gazette no. 7611 on 26 April 2016
- Commenced on 26 April 2016
- [This is the version of this document from 26 April 2016 and includes any amendments published up to 17 March 2023.]
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(1);"Council" means the municipal council of Swartland municipality;"event" means any public gathering of a category as set out in Schedule A, in a street or at a public place or any other venue to which the public has access for the purpose of an event, including –(a)a sporting, recreational or entertainment event, including live acts;(b)an educational, cultural or religious event;(c)a business event including any marketing, public relations, promotional or exhibition event;(d)a charitable event, including any conference or organisational or community event;(e)filming which is of such a nature that it may have an effect on traffic or pedestrians or that it may draw spectators; or(f)any other similar event;"event organiser" means a person who applies to hold an event in terms of section 4, whether in personal capacity or on behalf of another person, body or organisation;"fees" means the application fees or deposits determined in terms of the municipality’s Tariff Policy;"interested person" any person, organisation or institution that may be affected by, or may play a role in the management or presentation of an event;"municipal manager" means the person appointed as municipal manager for the municipality in terms of section 54A of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act 32 of 2000), or his or her delegate;"municipality" means the municipality of Swartland, established in terms of Section 12 of the Municipal Structures Act, 117 of 1998, and includes any political structure, political office bearer, councillor, duly authorized agent or any employee acting in connection with this by-law by virtue of a power vested in the municipality and delegated or subdelegated to such political structure, political office bearer, councillor, agent or employee;"National Building Regulations" means the regulations promulgated under GN R2378 of 12 October 1990, in terms of the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act, 1977 (Act 103 of 1977);"public place" means any land, building or facility, or any portion thereof, including any apparatus therein or thereon, owned or controlled by the municipality, to which the public has access, whether on payment of admission fees or not;"purpose-built venue" means a venue zoned, built and suitable for the holding of specific events;"SANS" means the South African National Standards contemplated in section 2 of the Standards Act, 1993 (Act 29 of 1993), and SANS followed by any number means a reference to a SANS code of practise, specification or standard of the corresponding number;"structures" means any structure included in the definition of "building" as defined in section 1 of the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act, 1977 (Act 103 of 1977);"venue" means any area or place other than a purpose-built venue, for the purposes of hosting an event, where seating or standing spectator capacity is provided and within which other permanent or temporary structures may be erected;"venue owner" means any person or juristic person who, directly or indirectly, owns, leases, rents, acquires, or exercises the powers of an owner or occupier of a venue.
APPLICATION PROCESS, REQUIREMENTS AND ENFORCEMENT
3. ProhibitionSubject to section 11, no person may hold an event without the permission of the municipality.
4. Application procedure and information
5. Criteria and conditions
6. Non liability
7. Holding of event
8. Compliance notice
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.
13. Appointment of authorised official
14. ExemptionNotwithstanding the provisions of this by-law, the municipality may exempt any person or categories of persons from any or all of these requirements and may impose any other requirements it deems appropriate.
15. Offences and Penalties
17. Short title and commencementThis by-law shall be known as the By-law relating to Events and shall come into operation on the date of publication thereof in the Provincial Gazette.
History of this By-law
26 April 2016 this versionPublished in Western Cape Provincial Gazette no. 7611By-law commences.
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