V&A Waterfront fireworks display to go ahead as planned

High court dismisses SPCA application to stop the event

29 December 2023 - 16:36 By Kim Swartz
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The fireworks display will go ahead as planed at the V&A Waterfront, after the high court in Cape Town dismissed an application by the SPCA to halt the event. Stock photo.
The fireworks display will go ahead as planed at the V&A Waterfront, after the high court in Cape Town dismissed an application by the SPCA to halt the event. Stock photo.
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An application to halt a New Year’s Eve fireworks display at the V&A Waterfront has been dismissed by the high court in Cape Town — and the event will go ahead as planned.

The Cape of Good Hope SPCA expressed disappointment after the decision on Friday.

“This development has raised concerns about the welfare and wellbeing of the diverse range of wild animals and wild birds that inhabit the V&A Waterfront precinct,” said the SPCA.

“[We express] deep disappointment over what is perceived as a disregard for the conservation status of these animals.”

Head of public relations for the V&A Waterfront Donald Kau told TimesLIVE they were proceeding with preparations to welcome visitors to a festive afternoon and evening of entertainment.

TimesLIVE


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