Friday 23 June 2017

New Liquor Act for North West Province

North West Liquor Law - The new liquor Act for the North West Province was published in the provincial gazette on 21 June 2017.  Click HERE and tell us which information you would like to receive on the new Liquor Act - such as new trading hours?  Some of the new provisions contained in the North West Liquor Act are :
  • Licence holders must convert their current licences within 3 years
  • Increase in fees
  • New types of licences
  • Amnesty period of 24 months for blacks who operate illegal liquor outlets from their homes
It is a complete overhaul of the old Liquor Act of 1989 and will be implemented on a date which is yet to be announced.   Current and potential liquor licence holders should take note of the new licensing provisions - if not, current liquor licence holders may end up with invalid licences. 

We will be updated liquor licence holders in the North West Province over the next few weeks in more detail about the new North West Liquor Act. 

Thursday 1 June 2017

New Liquor Regulations for Western Cape from 1 July 2017

Liquor Laws - The new liquor regulations for the Western Cape will be implemented from 1 July 2017.   It was published in the provincial gazette on Wednesday (31 May).    The most important changes relate to a number of areas involving liquor licence holders, such as the following :

  • Financial - Increased application Fees and Annual Licence Renewal Fees
  • Compliance - Increased Fines (up from R20 000 to R100 000)
  • Enforcement - Increased powers to SAP 
  • Applications - More documents & information
  • Application period - Earlier lodgement of applications required
Please Contact Us or comment on our Facebook Page for more information on the details of the new Regulations and how it will affect liquor licence holders and the general public of the Western Cape.