Cape Town's new Liquor Trading Days and Hours by-law, which will come in effect on 01 Jan 2011, states that liquor trading hours in business centres will run only from 11:00 to 02:00 the following morning. Trading hours in residential areas will be only from 11:00 to 23:00. No good news for the tourism industry... What about all the hotels, backpackers, restaurants, bars etc.? What about all the big party nights in Cape Town? Not possible anymore? Shame!
According to news24.com a conviction from breaking the by-law would carry a fine not exceeding R30 000, a prison term of up to three years, or both. GOSH!
Pretty bad news from Cape Town!