Western Province High Schools Athletics chairperson Deon Wertheim said: “We were informed on Friday that we can no longer use the stadium because the facility is non-compliant. This is a City facility that has been unkempt and we represent over 800 schools.”
The City said that in light of the non-compliance with the requirements and time frames, the events permit office will not be issuing a permit.
The fire safety officer has not given any safety clearance, the City added. The inter-schools event is a two-day event where eight schools will be competing. Wertheim said that they cannot find another venue.
“What’s ironic is that the City then contacted us on Saturday and issued a permit, but we had already informed all the schools.”