Liqour Laws

Matzikama wineries: No liquor sales on Sunday in restaurants and function venues
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Matzikama Municipality published its bylaw on liquor trading days and hours.


Wineries may sell bottled wine from 08h00 to 20h00 on Monday to Friday and 08h00 to 17h00 on Saturday.  No provision is made for Sunday sales.  

Liquor stores and retail food stores will have the same hours.

The bylaw prescribes different hours for different kinds of on-consumption licenced businesses in an area with a specific zoning.

Wineries with restaurants or function venues may sell liquor for consumption on the premises from 11h00 to 23h00 on Monday to Thursday and from 11h00 to 02h00 on Friday and Saturday.  No on-consumption sales will be allowed on Sunday.

In residential areas pubs will be able to sell from 08h00 to 20h00 on Monday to Friday and from 08h00 to 17h00 on Saturday.  Guest Houses will be allowed to sell from 10h00 to 02h00 every day of the week.  Event and function centres will be allowed to sell from 10h00 until 24h00 every day of the week.

In business zoned areas, pubs and restaurants will be entitled to sell from 08h00 to 24h00 on Monday to Saturday and from 10h00 until 21h00 on Sunday.  Guest houses, function centres and sports clubs will be allowed to sell from 08h00 until 24h00 on Monday to Saturday and from 10h00 to 21h00 on Sunday.  Night clubs, karaoke bars and escort agencies will be allowed to sell from 10h00 to 02h00.

In industrial areas pubs, bars and taverns will be allowed to sell from 08h00 until 04h00 on Monday to Saturday and from 10h00 to 22h00 on Sunday.  Night clubs, karaoke bars and escort agencies will be allowed to sell from 10h00 to 04h00 on Monday to Saturday.  No Sunday sales will be allowed.  

Sports clubs will have the same hours as pubs and restaurants.  

In rural areas pubs and restaurants will be able to sell from 08h00 to 20h00 Monday to Thursday,  from 08h00 to 24h00 on Friday and Saturday and from 10h00 until 02h00 on Sunday.

Hotel and casino’s will be able to sell liquor 24 hours a day every day of the week.

According to Danie Cronje, the Director of Liquor Law Services at Cluver Markotter Inc the large variation in trading times for different kinds of businesses in different areas is likely to confuse public visiting these premises.  The owners will have to adhere to the trading times and law enforcement officials has to enforce the bylaw.

Cronje expects that reprentations will be submitted to allow restaurants and function venues on wine estates to sell liquor on Sunday.

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