Wednesday 19 February 2014

Mpumalanga Liquor Board approves fewer liquor licences

Liquor Law -  The Mpumalanga Liquor Board announced that it had approved 71 out of 758 applications in the past financial year.   This amounted to an approval rate of less than 10%.   The majority of applications were refused due to the proposed liquor premises being situated too close to schools and churches.   Although it was reported that 657 inspections of liquor licensed premises had been conducted, no mention was made of action taken against those not complying to the Liquor Act.   

The  MEC, Pinky Phosa, hinted at the establishment of the Mpumalanga Liquor Authority in terms of the Mpumalanga Liquor Licensing Act of 2006.   However,  this has been mentioned before and no action has, as yet,  been evident.
(Article by Spotongmag, edited by LiquorWise)

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