Wednesday, 18 June 2014

NEW GAUTENG LIQUOR ACT SIGNED INTO LAW

Liquor Act  -   The new Gauteng Liquor Act (the “Act”) was signed into law on 7 April 2014.  The Act will only be implemented once the regulations have been approved.   Regulations determine trading hours, fees and fines.  

Some of the most significant changes are :

  • Sunday trading -  Sunday trading in liquor will be allowed;
  • One unit -  Applications will be lodged at one administrative point, compared to the current 6;
  • New categories -  A number of new types of licences have been created – function venues, special events and waterborne vessels;
  • Food – Food has to be for sale on any  licensed on-consumption premises;
  • Plans – Building plans will have to submitted with applications;
  • Taverns & Pubs -  These will form one category.
LiquorWise will keep its members and readers of this Blog updated on progress with the implementation of the new Liquor Act.    Any questions may be forwarded by sending us an email.

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