The purpose of the Licensing Division is to licence liquor trading in the Eastern Cape Province in accordance with the Eastern Cape Liquor Act, No.10 of 2003. The Licensing Division is led by a Management Team. Its work is conducted by an administrative component, which prepares documentation pertaining to applications received for consideration by the Licensing Committee. This is an internal committee, whose functions are delegated by the Board. The Committee, comprised of Executive Managers, considers applications and makes decisions for ratification by the Board. In order to maintain high ethical standards, all members of the Licensing Committee and the Administration Team are required to follow strict protocols with regard to confidentiality and privacy. Confidentiality and non-disclosure of information undertakings are signed by each official involved in licensing. These undertakings are updated annually. The licensing business process is illustrated in the attached flowchart.