Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Covid-19 Spike: Joburg, Jbay Rage Postponed Until Further Notice

Joburg Rage and Jeffreys Bay Rage parties postponed

SOUTH AFRICA, JOHANNESBURG – Joburg Rage and Jeffreys Bay Rage (JBay Rage) festivals scheduled for this year and next year have been postponed by organisers.

The announcement followed a COVID-19 spike after a Ballito, Durban, event held from 27 November to 4 December.

Meanwhile, organisers of the Plett Rage – which is expected to be held in January – said the festival would still be going ahead. However, they said they were consulting with the relevant officials and stakeholders before making the final call on whether the event should go ahead.

On Sunday, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize urged people who had attended the year-end festivities to go into quarantine and get tested.

The Health Department said it had identified several of these events as COVID-19 super-spreaders.

The annual parties are held each year and attended mostly by matrics.

The Western Cape government said there was simply no way it would allow the rage parties to be held.

STAY UPDATED! READ:  2,270 New SA Covid-19 Cases, But No 2nd Wave In View

Head of health in the province, Dr Keith Cloete, said the party in Ballito was a wake-up call.

“There was no way we were going to support a rage in the current situation. We are aware the application is for January and still, the application has to go through the Health Department. There are more than 1,000 attendees and I cannot see us as the department said that is safe,” he said.

Additional reporting by Kaylynn Palm.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

You May Also Like

South Africa

South Africa, Johannesburg – The Congress of South African Students (Cosas) and the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) rally outside Charterhouse, a private school in...


South Africa, Pretoria – Ivermectin may well be the “wonder drug” that could save South Africa and restore the livelihoods of South African citizens...

South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA, JOHANNESBURG – IHealth Minister Zweli Mkhize told eNCA that the doctor had cancelled everything and made himself available to attend to Mthembu....

South Africa

South Africa, Durban – Warrant Officer Samukeliso Edward Ndimande, 58, who was a member of the Public Order Police in Marrannhill, died last week...