Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Western Cape Liquor Act - Important On-Site Requirements

Liquor Act - Liquor licence holders in the Western Cape must ensure they comply to a number of basic, on-site requirements stipulated in the new Western Cape Liquor Act (“the Liquor Act”) to prevent them being issued with a compliance notice or fined.    One of the most important requirements refer to the sign to be displayed on the premises and refer to the following :

Display
A sign must be displayed on the front door or window of the licensed premises in characters not less than 5cm in height and must contain the following :

The name of the premises
As shown on the licence.

The type of licence issued
Indicate “On Consumption” (restaurants, pubs, sport bars, clubs, function venues, taverns) or “Off Consumption” (liquor stores, supermarkets, wine shops)

The trading hours
These are the hours determined by Municipal By-Law (Contact Us for the trading hours in a municipal area).   If no by-law has been passed, the following Liquor Act trading hours are applicable :

On Consumption -  11h00 – 02h00 (Mon – Sun)
Off Consumption -  09h00 – 18h00 (Mon – Sun)

The Licence Number
This is the number on the licence or renewal notice which is preceded by the capital letters – “WCP”.

Contact LiquorWise for advice on compliance to the Western Cape Liquor Act.

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