Cape Town’s Mayco Member for Safety and Security, JP Smith, said the City’s Safety and Security Directorate will be on high alert this weekend, particularly in spaces public.
According to Smith, the good weather forecast for this weekend and the release of the matrix results on Friday January 21 will encourage many young people to celebrate or visit open spaces.
Smith said statistics on drinking in public spaces once again showed a very high level of disregard for the law after law enforcement confiscated 12,366 bottles of alcohol, a just under 7,000 liters. 754 bottles less than confiscated in the 2019/20 holiday season.
Community Safety Minister Albert Fritz also recently applauded enforcement activities carried out by the Western Cape Liquor Authority during the holiday season to ensure that liquor dealers comply with the terms of their liquor licenses.
Fritz said a total of 300 inspections were conducted, including 143 focusing specifically on underage drinking. “These inspections were carried out in a total of 27 areas of the province, including Bellville, Caledon, Constantia, Delft, Grassy Park, Sea Point and Wolseley,” Fritz said.
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Meanwhile, Western Cape Education Minister Debbie Schafer congratulated the Class of 2021 after the province achieved an 81.2% matric pass rate.
According to Schafer, the fact that results have been achieved after two years of COVID 19 makes it all the more remarkable as the Western Cape has retained its third position in South Africa.
Ulrich Le Roux of Western Cape de Hoër Jongenskool in Paarl has also been announced as the top winner of the 2021 Matric class in South Africa.
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The Western Cape achieves an 81.2% matric success rate