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Event organizers, companies, and individuals planning to host sports and recreational events in the City of Ekurhuleni are urged to abide by all the rules especially safety regulations at all times in line with the Safety at Sports and Recreational Events Act (SASREA), Act 2 of 2010.

The act provides for a SASREA Committee that presides over all applications for events. Applications to host events must be submitted to the committee at least 21 days before the event takes place so that enough time is given to the structure to consider all the aspects of the gathering.

However, ‘in extraordinary and reasonable circumstances’ the act allows for an event to be approved at least 14 days before it takes place.

“The SASREA Committee is made up of members from different departments. The duty of these officials is to evaluate the application for compliance based on their expertise and departmental regulations.  One of the key elements of the committee becomes the safety of the public before, during and after the event. As a City we have a responsibility to protect the community and we remain steadfast in our efforts to achieve this.

“If the application meets all the requirements of the act, it receives a permit to go ahead and if not, it is not approved and the organiser is given the reasons for such,” says City spokesman Zweli Dlamini. “It is important to note that under no circumstances will a permit be issued if an application was not submitted and jointly evaluated by the SASREA Committee.”

The City wishes to make it clear that any event held outside the SASREA is illegal and the organisers risk facing criminal charges for hosting an illegal event.

Application forms can be downloaded from the City’s website on (under Forms) or requested from:




For more information, the public can contact or 011 999 8833 or  or 011 999 1683.