City’s Liquor Enforcement Unit issue R30 000 fines this weekend
By Khanyisa Tabata
22 March 2011
R30 000 worth of fines have been issued over the past weekend by the City of Cape Town’s Liquor Enforcement and Compliance Unit in Strand, Somerset West, Gordon’s Bay and Kuils River.
Specialised Law Enforcement Services spokesperson Nathan Ladegourdie says the South African Police Services over the long weekend clamped down on illegal shebeens and liquor traders and to enforce compliance with the City’s existing by-laws.
“The Unit targeted certain shebeens for which they have received numerous complaints from the public. As a result, eight shebeens were fined for operating without permission from the City, one person was arrested for running a shebeen illegally and alcohol worth R870 was confiscated.
“Businesses were also fined for contravening the Business Act, as well as the Community Safety By-Law. The operations form part of the City’s ongoing clamp-down on illegal shebeens and nightclubs to ensure compliance with existing City by-laws, said Ladegourdie.