Date for City's liquor hearings set

2013-04-12 14:33

Johannesburg - Cape Town's public participation process relating to the liquor trading days and hours by-law begins next Friday, the city said

"The city calls on residents to comment on the... by-law, which [is] up for revision," Garreth Bloor, economic, environmental and spatial planning mayoral committee member said on Friday.

The city is reviewing certain aspects of the by-law relating specifically to the implementation of revised trading hours, and a Sunday prohibition on the sale of liquor from licensed premises.

This follows a request from the city council last month to consider and initiate amendments to the by-law.

The council recommended that off-site consumption be permitted on application by licence holders in certain categories, excluding local business and residential areas.

As it stands, the by-law states that licensed businesses may sell liquor for off-site consumption from Monday to Saturday between 09:00 and 18:00.

No liquor may be sold off-site on a Sunday, except for wineries, which can trade from their tasting rooms on that day.

  • Dagga Movement - 2013-04-12 15:24

    Date for dagga hearing set...

      Alexander Dowding - 2013-04-12 20:03

      I agree. How about the City of Cape Town discusses the opening of medical marijuana dispensaries to supply medicine for our sick and disabled citizens?

  • lacrimosewolf - 2013-04-12 18:14

    Where do we comment on these proposed by-laws? How? By when?

  • Porshe Vrebec - 2013-04-13 02:42

    Poeple who are making this laws, i believe they're the one who drink most, the must tell us how to prevent drug use and crime, then maybe something can be sort out.

  • Logic - 2013-04-13 03:02

    because prohibition always works

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