Rorisang Kgosana
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14 Nov 2015
11:54 am

Slide the City postponed – refund available

Rorisang Kgosana

Thousands of people had signed a petition this past week to have the event cancelled.

Sliding down West Street during the Slide Jozi event held in Sandton on Saturday, 17 October 2015. West Street was covered with a 300 meter long slippery slide allowing revellers to slide along and end in a small pool. The event had entertainment for the whole family and featured some of SAQ's best DJs in the food and drinks area. Picture - Neil McCartney

The Slide the City event has been postponed as a result of the drought that has gripped the country, event organisers Huisgenoot, YOU and Drum said, the Centurion Rekord reported.

The event, which was scheduled to take place in Centurion on 16 and 17 January next year, as well as other cities in the country, would have used non-drinkable water that would be recycled after use and distributed where needed in the host cities.

“Although every effort was made to ensure there would be no water wastage, we take water conservation extremely seriously. We are all well aware of the severity of the drought and we wouldn’t want anyone to think otherwise,” said Minette Ferreira, general manager of Huisgenoot, YOU and Drum.

Thousands of people had signed a petition this past week to have the event cancelled due to the ongoing drought.

The petition, hosted online by Derna Stemmet, had almost 6 000 signatories by Wednesday afternoon.

Ferreira said Huisgenoot, YOU and Drum believed in water conservation and the Slide the City event might detract from that message.

“We know many people will be disappointed at the postponement given our ticket sales but we believe this decision is the right way to go as we all do our bit for water conservation in South Africa.”

People who have bought tickets can hold onto theirs until a new date is announced or get an immediate refund.

For a refund, one can either:

• Go to a Shoprite/Checkers/House&Home and Computicket stores if a ticket hds been printed or collected for a full refund.

• If a ticket has not been printed, contact the Computicket call centre on 0861 915 800 to get a refund on your credit card.

-Caxton News Service