The owners of the entertainment venues were approached by fire inspectors and law enforcement officers to check whether their business licences, population permits and liquor licences were up to date.
Mayco member for safety and security JP Smith said it was best to check whether the clubs were complying with the fire and safety regulations at night when the venues were busy and managers were present.
The fire safety inspection is to ensure that nightclubs are prepared to put out a fire or evacuate a crowd before the firefighters arrive at the scene. The City’s Fire and Rescue Services inspector for the south district Mark Pietersen said: “Due to limited resources, it is often a challenge for fire inspectors to check whether nightclubs are complying with the safety regulations.
"We rely on the owners and managers to maintain a building in terms of fire safety and the various licences.”