Ballito matric rage to go ahead this year

THE organisers of Ballito Rage, G&G Productions, have set plans in motion to host the festival ‘safely and smartly’ from November 30 to December 5 with a necessary condition – no vax, no entry.

Last year four rage events, including Rage Ballito, were identified as a super-spreader events by government, however, organisers now believe that a vaccination and smart testing strategy will ensure the festival receives the green light in line with regulations at the time.

All attendees will be required to show proof of their government-approved Covid-19 vaccination certificate, which the organisers will verify through the Department of Health’s EVDS health passport explained CEO at G&G Productions, Greg Walsh.

In addition to the requirement to be fully vaccinated, the organisers will be making use of World Health Organization (WHO) and South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) approved Rapid Antigen tests.

“All staff will need to be fully vaccinated too and will be tested daily before entry. Attendees will be tested on the first, third and final day of the five-day festival. The team is working tirelessly on the Ballito Rage 2021 safety, Covid-19 mitigation and operational plan. The Covid-19 mitigation tools at our disposal in 2021 are incomparable with 2020,” Walsh said.