There has been an outcry from Capetonians on social media that restaurants are charging for tap water.
CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies speaks to Fedhasa Cape chair, Jeff Rosenberg, about the legalities of restaurants charging patrons for tap water.
Rosenberg says according to the Department of Trade and Industry National liquor Norms and Standards of 2015, "free drinking water, which includes tap water, must be made freely available at all consumption and liquor outlets to all patrons".
The water problems that we having at the moment should not be confused with finding more entrepreneurial ways.— Jeff Rosenberg, Chairperson of Fedhasa
We want to encourage restaurant owners to directly get the message across in a smart way with regards to the water crisis.— Jeff Rosenberg, Chairperson of Fedhasa
Definitely one of the solutions is not to sell tap water and maybe they can encourage people to use bottled water.— Jeff Rosenberg, Chairperson of Fedhasa
To hear more of this conversation with Fedhasa Chairperson, listen below: