Tuesday 24 March 2015

Unlicensed Liquor Outlets in Gauteng Prosecuted

Liquor License -   The councilor for Weltevreden Park,  Amanda Forsythe,  has been instrumental in the prosecution of 5 illegal, unlicensed liquor outlets in her ward over the last few months.   However, Pastor Douglas Forsyth from the Weltevreden Park Chapel is still unhappy with a liquor store which is situated within 500m from his church.  He complains that the Liquor Board has not responded to his efforts to contact them.  The Liquor Board has a discretion to grant a liquor license to a liquor outlet within 500m  of places of worship and educational institutions.    The Gauteng Economic Development Department responded that their main aim was to make sure everyone who was trading had a licence and they intend being stricter in applying the liquor law in an effort to try an limit the negative impact of liquor outlets in residential areas.

 (Article from The Citizen, edited by The Licence Co)

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