All fireworks have been banned throughout the Overstrand this summer due to the drought and very high fire risk.
The public is thus alerted to this fact and to any illegal sale of fireworks. Children under the age of 14 may not be charged under the Criminal Procedure Act.
It is not possible for any informal sale of fireworks (hawkers, roadside or any open-air sellers) to conform with the conditions of the Explosives Act and it is therefore imperative that sellers of fireworks are reported to the SAPS as quickly as possible.
The Explosives Act is enforced by the South African Police Service (SAPS) and not by the Municipality. However, when Law Enforcement receives a complaint, they will attend to it. Phone them on 028 313 8996.
Please report any offences to your nearest SAPS.
Hermanus Police 028 313 5300
Gansbaai Police 028 384 0201
Stanford Police 028 341 0601
Kleinmond Police 028 271 8200