Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Drinking Hours May Be Extended in Northern Cape During Cup

Officials in the Northern Cape are considering a plan to extend drinking hours at pubs until 2 in the morning during the World Cup. The move is being called an effort to create a "relaxed social atmosphere".

[Economic development and tourism MEC John Block] was considering amending the province's new Liquor Act to allow drinks to be sold until 02:00 in bars, restaurants, taverns and hotels.

The amendment, gazetted on April 7, came seven days after the province's new Liquor Act came into force, restricting the sale of liquor until midnight.

NCape may relax pub rules for SWC
April 14, 2010