Illegal shebeens issued with fines in Wallacedene
24 February 2011
The City of Cape Town’s Liquor Enforcement Unit issued spot fines to the value of R27 000,00 during a joint operation with the South African Police Services focusing on illegal shebeens in the Wallacedene area.
During the past week, the Liquor Enforcement Unit inspected 41 shebeens and issued 27 spot fines to owners for various by-law infringements.
The operation follows a series of raids in the area last month, after which 14 shebeens permanently closed their doors. Members of the public have been providing the unit with valuable information which has assisted them in focusing their operations.
The operations form part of the City’s ongoing clamp-down on illegal shebeens and nightclubs to ensure compliance with existing City by-laws. They are not related to the pending implementation of the new Liquor By-Law.