Thursday 10 October 2013

Gauteng liquor licence applications to be evaluated much faster

Liquor licence applications -  The proposed new Gauteng liquor act will reduce the time to evaluate liquor licence applications to 49 working days.     This was promised by the Gauteng MEC for economic development, Mxolisi Xayiya, at the launch of the Gauteng Liquor Awareness Month in Boksburg recently.    He also promised an internal database of all licences, which would allow licence fee payments to be allocated accurately.    

Industry role players remain sceptical, as similar reasons were given for the Gauteng liquor board placing a moratorium on all liquor licence applications for about 6 months in 2011/2012.    Turnaround times are not perceived to have improved since the moratorium was lifted.

(Article by The New Age, edited by LiquorWise)

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