Stellenbosch Municipality has committed itself to Red Tape Reduction to improve service delivery.
The Municipality has recently developed a standard operating procedure (SOP) for event applications in order to reduce the waiting period for events to be processed.
Previously, the minimum notice period for events applications for small events accommodating between 50 and 500 people was a minimum of 30 days required to consider and process such an application. The minimum notice period has now been reduced to 10 working days (2 weeks) to consider and process an event application between 50 and 500 people.)
For an event involving between 501-2000 people (medium size event) a minimum of 20 working days (4 Weeks) will be required. The reason for this is that the risk factor is higher with the increased number of people attending such an event and the Municipality together with SAPS and other role players need to make sure that events organisers address all risk factors associated with the event.
For events involving more than 2000 people (Large/ Major Events) a minimum period of 6 months will be required. This requirement is legislated by the Events Act as with any other event catering for more than 2000 people.
However, most event applications fall in the category that cater between 50 and 500 people and for that reason the Municipality has reduced the notice period for these types of events to 10 working days.
Event organisers can visit our website at www.stellenbosch.gov.za (direct link: http://stellenbosch.gov.za/about-us/documents/general/application-for-an-event) where all the relevant application forms are available for download.
For any enquiries regarding events, event organisers can contact:
Mr NC Langenhoven
Tel: 021 808 8497
Ms. Yvonne Mndabani
Tel: 021 808 8447