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Liquor Trading Hours By-law, 2012
- Published in Western Cape Provincial Gazette no. 7075 on 14 December 2012
- Commenced on 14 December 2012
- [This is the version of this document as it was from 28 October 2016 to 10 January 2019.]
- [Amended by Liquor Trading Hours: Amendment on 9 October 2015]
- [Amended by Liquor Trading Hours: Amendment on 30 October 2015]
- [Amended by Liquor Trading Hours: Amendment on 28 October 2016]
PreambleWhereas section 156(1) of the Constitution provides that municipalities have executive authority in respect of, and has the right to administer the localWhereas section 156(1) of the Constitution confers on a municipality the power to make and administer by-laws for the effective administration of the matters which it has the right to administer;Whereas the Provincial Government of the Western Cape has legislative competence in respect of liquor licenses;And Whereas the Western Cape Liquor Act 2007 acknowledges that a municipality may impose trading hours in a by-lawBE IT ENACTED by the Cape Agulhas Municipality, as follows -
1. DefinitionsIn this by-law unless the context otherwise indicates:"Act" means the Western Cape Liquor Act, 2008 (Act No 4 of 2008);"licensed premises" means the premises upon which liquor may be sold, consumed or stored in terms of a licence under the Act;"licensed business" means the business that may be conducted upon licensed premises as authorised by the Liquor Authority;"licensee" means the person to whom a liquor license has been issued in terms of the Act;"Liquor Authority" means the Western Cape Liquor Authority established by section 2(1) of the Act;"municipality" means the Cape Agulhas Municipality;"trading days" means the days on which liquor may be sold during trading hours;"trading hours" means the hours during which liquor may be sold on trading days;
2. Application of by-lawThis By-law applies to licensed businesses selling liquor for consumption within the area of jurisdiction of the Municipality:
3. Trading hours
4. Departure from trading hoursThe Council may, in the interests of the community and on application by a licensee of premises upon which liquor may be sold for consumption on the licensed premises, grant consent to that licensee to sell liquor between other times than those determined by section 3, but which shall not lie outside
5. OffenceSubject to section 7, a licensee who sells, supplies or allows the consumption of liquor on the licensed premises at a time when the sale of liquor is not permitted by the licence, is guilty of an offence.
6. PenaltiesAny person who commits an offence referred to in section 5 is upon conviction liable to a fine or imprisonment, or to both a fine and imprisonment.
7. Transitional provisionsThe trading hours in respect of any licence for premises upon which liquor may be sold for consumption either on or off the licensed premises, issued prior to the commencement of this By-law will continue to apply until such license has lapsed as contemplated in section 62(2) of the Act.
8. Short titleThis by-law is called the Cape Agulhas Liquor Trading Hours By-law and comes into operation on the date of the publication in the Provincial Gazette.
History of this By-law
11 January 2019Read this version
28 October 2016 this version
30 October 2015Read this version
9 October 2015Read this version
14 December 2012Published in Western Cape Provincial Gazette no. 7075By-law commences.Read this version
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