CT alcohol by-law hit a snag

The new Cape Town alcohol by-law may be changed following several complaints.

The new Cape Town alcohol by-law may be changed following several complaints.

CAPE TOWN - The implementation of the City of Cape Town's new liquor by-law has hit a snag.

The law, which comes into effect on Monday, will prevent retailers from selling alcohol on Sundays and trading hours will also change.

However, the municipality received several complaints calling for changes to the law.

The city's new alcohol by law has been quite unpopular.

Many in the alcohol industry have complained about the Sunday ban.

They believe the by-law could result in job losses.

On Wednesday, the council voted that part of the law be reviewed by a committee.

This could result in possible changes.

The city's Gareth Bloor said, "We will request that the economic environment and special planning portfolio committee consider an amendment to allow for Sunday trading in certain areas under particular conditions."

The rest of the by-law will remain unchanged.