The City of Cape Town wants to ban people from swearing at the beach.
The proposed by-law stipulates that no one making use of coastal zones may use “foul or indecent language”.
Beachgoers will be liable for a fine if they threaten, obstruct, hinder or use abusive language, and will be found guilty of an offence if violated.
The bill is still in draft form and will need the full Council’s approval before it becomes law. However, residents can comment on its proposals.
The draft by-law is available at all libraries and online.