INVITATION TO COMMENT ON THE DRAFT STANDARD EVENT PERMITTING POLICY
The Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT) is in the process to review the existing municipal policies and by-laws across the Western Cape that are related to event permitting.
The DEDAT’s appointed service provider, Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) has developed a draft Standard Event Permitting Policy that will then be adopted, with minor customisation, for use by Municipalities across the Western Cape Province. The service provider will then be required to develop a set of model by-laws for Event Permitting to assist municipalities within the province to regulate and process the issuing of permits for the events industry.
As a key part of the finalization of the model policy and subsequent development of the by-law, key inputs are sought from stakeholders within the events industry on the prescripts of the policy (highlighting any foreseen impacts – both positive and negative). These initial inputs will form the basis of a subsequent engagement between the events industry, which will be scheduled in August.
Accordingly, it is requested that comments on the draft policy be submitted to DEDAT via Benson.Mchunu@westerncape.gov.za and Pontsho.Mfolo@westerncape.gov.za by Wednesday 3 August 2022.
Please see the attached notice for your review: