Further restrictions in place for public safety on Guy Fawkes day


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Cape Town-151105-There was a festive atmosphere at Strandfonten Pavilion, one of the areas designated by the City at which fireworks could be discharged on Guy Fawkes day. Picture Jeffrey Abrahams

In Cape Town, the 5th November is infamously marked as Guy Fawkes. However, the scenes that play out on this day and days after are not always pleasant. The youth would generally burst fireworks and ‘smeer’ people walking by or in their neighbourhood.

Over the years, the practice of Guy Fawkes has only become more dangerous. The City has indicated that the bursting of fireworks in public spaces will no longer be allowed. Joining us now is the Mayco Member for Safety and Security, JP Smith…

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October 24, 2021
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