Cape Town eases liquor by-laws

2012-03-01 13:11

Cape Town - The City of Cape Town has eased its liquor by-laws, according to a report on Thursday.

Mayor Patricia de Lille said it now distinguished between alcohol sales and consumption, according to the Cape Times newspaper.

She said the by-law recognised some areas as social spots with minimal disruption potential.

"It allows for champagne breakfasts. It allows for wine-tasting.

"It allows for a range of activities that were unnecessarily excluded. It allows for trade," she was quoted by the newspaper as saying in a council meeting.

"It will allow for enforceability where there are social disruptions and it will allow for a degree of preventing the kind of excess that allows for abuse."

  • Deon - 2012-03-01 13:42

    Sanity prevails.

      jonathancfarrell - 2012-03-01 15:24

      So what does this mean? This article is very vague

  • Paul - 2012-03-01 14:07

    To appease the liquor corporates who sponsor the DA?

      Marion - 2012-03-01 14:12

      Probably to appease the wine industry in the western cape.

      John - 2012-03-01 15:43


  • Byron - 2012-03-01 14:14

    champagne breakfasts hey ... wonder if the traffic cops will be waiting outside as drivers exit after their champagne breakfasts

  • Vaal-Donkie - 2012-03-01 14:43

    Can we have some sort of summary of the new by-law(s)?

  • tony.delucchi - 2012-03-01 14:59

    ...oopsie, guess who went to a champagne breakfast and had to wait until after after 10 to have a dop?

  • neil.vdbijl - 2012-03-01 17:55

    make this lady president!!

  • greg.huckle1 - 2012-03-01 19:29

    This is excellent news, as the only way to control the consumption of alcohol is through regulated licensed venues. You can enforce the rules, by applying fines etc to license owners. How anyone ever thought closing a pub early, while house parties and braai's continued to the early hours of the morning defied logic. Well done to the DA, sanity prevails and now you could even force licensed venues to take a taxi deposit to help those undisciplined drivers get home safely

  • Matheian - 2012-03-01 21:57

    I will drink to that

  • Jerome - 2012-03-01 21:59

    Give that lady a bells ...

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