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January 19, 2022

Cape Town confiscates 5,500 bottles of alcohol

Source: © Olivér Svéd

Cape Town has seen almost 5,500 bottles of alcohol, the equivalent of 2.941 litres, confiscated by its enforcement staff 16 December.

Source: © Olivér Svéd 123rf

In 2019 the City confiscated 5,089 (2,748 litres). In 2020 only 1,510 bottles (983 litres) were confiscated. This low figure was due to lockdown regulations that were in place at that time.

Cape Town City has by-laws that prohibit alcohol in public spaces.

“These statistics are most concerning, as it means that people simply are not heeding our calls to leave their alcohol at home, showing very little regard for the law, their personal wellbeing and the safety of others around them,” says the City’s mayoral committee member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith.

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