Liquor sales on Sunday for supermarkets and liquor stores in Cape Town Municipality

The City of Cape Town has published an amended Bylaw on Liquor Trading Days and Hours which will commence on 1 February.

It will replace the existing bylaw which regulates the days and hours during which liquor may be sold by businesses in the Cape Town Municipality.

The holders of off-consumption liquor licences such as liquor stores and supermarkets will have the opportunity to apply to the City for permission to sell liquor on Sunday between 11h00 and 18h00 and to extend existing trading hours on other days from 18h00 till 20h00.

An extension until 20h00 will place supermarkets and liquor stores in the same position as before the Western Cape Liquor Act commenced on the 12th of April 2012.

Apart from a few supermarkets and liquor stores to which special licences were granted such outlets were not entitled to sell liquor on Sunday.

Since the commencement of the Western Cape Liquor Act a number of other municipalities had made provision in their bylaws for Sunday trading by liquor stores and supermarkets.

According to Danie Cronje, the Director of Liquor Law Services at Cluver Markotter Incorporated supermarket groups had already instructed him to apply for the extension of hours and Sunday trading.”