10 September 2010

Cape Town: new Liquor Trading Days and Hours by-law...

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!

1 comment:

  1. certain amendments were made... FEDHASA seems happy about it. Well, the amendments involve:

    - Trading hours for hotels
    - Allowing licensed premises to sell sparkling wine with a meal between 08:00 and 11:00
    - Further wineries to sell off-consumption on Sundays

    the currently draft can be found here http://www.capetown.gov.za/en/ByLaws/Documents/AmendmentLiquorBylawPP03Nov2010.pdf