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Media Invite : Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) will host its second Annual

Media Invite

28 June 2024


 Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) will host its second Annual 21KM Underage Drinking Awareness Race with the aim to combat Underage Drinking in the Eastern Cape.


 Underage drinking continues to wreak havoc in the Eastern Cape following numerous underage drinking incidents that have been reported across the province, including the emerging repugnant culture of ‘pens down parties’. These parties have commonly been reported in areas such as Buffalo City Metro, OR Tambo (Mthatha area) and Nelson Mandela Bay Metro.

The ECLB is utilising the Race as strategic platform to heighten awareness on the scourge of underage drinking in the province. More than 500 athletes and family members are expected to join the Race, including a huge number of young people that will descend from across the province.

The Race is scheduled to take place 30 June 2024, and will bring together a broad spectrum of runners, fun-walkers, families, and supporters from across the province to rally behind the fight against underage drinking. The Race will incorporate 5KM and 2.1KM to accommodate families who would be interested to participate in the Race.

"We are thrilled to be on the second phase of the 21 KM Race in our endeavour to tackle the scourge of underage drinking, by working together with several stakeholders so we can collectively make a meaningful contribution in transforming lives of young people and promoting a safer and healthier community for all," said ECLB CEO, Dr Nombuyiselo Makala.

Media is, therefore, invited to be part of this prestigious event that is scheduled to take place as follows:

Date: 30 June 2024

Time: 06h30 am (Race to start at 07h00)

Venue: Beacon Bay Crossing

For any enquiries, please contact Mgwebi Msiya at 060 501 6418 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Issued by the Eastern Cape Liquor Board

Eastern Cape Liquor Board to launch Alcohol Harm Reduction Programme at Eastcape Midlands TVET College in Uitenhage

Media Invite
21 MAY 2024
Eastern Cape Liquor Board to launch Alcohol Harm Reduction Programme at Eastcape Midlands TVET College in Uitenhage
The MEC for Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Honourable Mvoko and Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) CEO Dr Makala, will officially launch the inaugural Higher Education Alcohol Harm Reduction and Students Ambassador Programme at Eastcape Midlands TVET College in Uitenhage on 22 May 2024.
As part of the launch, ECLB will also introduce and induct student ambassador programme, which is the extension of the existing learner ambassador programme that is currently being rolled out at Eastern Cape high schools. The Student Ambassador Programme is aimed at alleviating the scourge of alcohol abuse within the higher education sector and further to promote peer-to-peer education on among students.
ECLB has learnt with concern that Eastcape Midlands TVET College is experiencing high rate of alcohol consumption among its students, and as a result the entity took a decision to target this College with its Alcohol Harm Reduction Campaign.
Therefore, media is invited to this important launch, which is scheduled to take place as follows:
Date: 22 May 2024
Time: 10h00 – 14h00
Venue: Eastcape Midlands TVET College, High Street Campus, Uitenhage
For inquiries, please contact Mgwebi Msiya at 060 501 6418 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Issued by the Eastern Cape Liquor Board.


The entity wishes to invite nominations for the appointment to the Audit Committee in terms of section
77 of the Public Finance Management Act No. 1 of 1999. There is a vacancy with effect from 01
October 2024 in the ECLB Audit Committee that needs to be filled to assist the entity to comply with
the PFMA and related legislative framework.

Requirements: Nominees must be in possession of a relevant three-year and post graduate degree/
qualification in Accounting and/or Auditing, Financial Management, Administration or Law. A CA/CIA
qualification will serve as an advantage.
Experience and Skills: Public sector experience ●Corporate governance & financial management
experience ●Understanding of the role of the public entity Boards ●Experience in risk management
practices ●Understanding of internal controls ●Understanding of accounting practices and reporting
requirements in public sector ●Understanding of the PFMA, Treasury Regulations, GRAP and related
legislation governing public entity administration ●Understanding the role of internal and external
auditors ●Understanding Public Service Regulations framework. ●Knowledge and understanding of
King IV Report on Corporate Governance. ●Well-developed business acumen and leadership skills.
●Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
The Audit Committee shall meet at least once a quarter to regulate and discharge its
responsibilities as contained in the charter outlining its formal terms of reference. The
responsibilities of the Audit Committee include to review, inter alia, the following: The
effectiveness of the internal controls including computerised information systems control
and security, the quality of financial and other management information produced to ensure integrity
and reliability, as well as any related significant findings and recommendations of internal and
external auditors, together with Management’s responses thereto ● The effectiveness of the internal
audit function ● The risk areas of the entities’ operations to be covered in the scope of internal and
external audits ●The adequacy, reliability and accuracy of the financial information provided to
management and other users of such information ● The entities compliance with legal and regulatory
provisions ● The activities of the internal audit function, including its annual work programme,
coordination with the external auditors, the reports of significant investigations, etc.

Term of office and remuneration: The term of appointment is for a 3-year period. Members of the
Audit Committee are remunerated in terms of the tariffs that have been set by the DEDEAT for the

The ECLB is an equal opportunity organization. Nominations are to be submitted in the form
of a detailed CV, accompanied by certified copies of qualifications, certificates and identity
documents. Failure to submit the required documents will result in the application not being
Nominations to be forwarded for the attention of: The Chief Executive Officer; Eastern Cape
Liquor Board; P.O Box 18060; Quigney; 5211

Emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
For further details contact the Chief Financial Officer, Ms. A. Vikilahle on 043 700 0900.

Friday, 14 June 2024.
NB: Due to the number of applications expected only shortlisted candidates will receive
correspondence, the Board would however like to thank you for showing interest.


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Eastern Cape Liquor Board in partnership with the Eastern Cape Legislature Chairperson of Committees’ office to conduct Roundtable discussions on Nelson Mandela Metro liquor traders’ impact on crime

The Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB), in partnership with the office of the Eastern Cape Legislature’s ‘Chair of Chairs’ will host Roundtable Discussions with the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality (NMBM) Liquor Traders and other stakeholders to engage on how to promote responsible trading and alleviate the scourge of crime in the NMBM.


All liquor traders from NMBM have been invited to the Roundtable Discussions.


The ECLB is intensifying its efforts to promote responsible trading and root out criminal activities that are perpetrated within liquor establishments, including murder, interpersonal violence, sexual abuse, gender-based violence (GBV), rape, and other crimes. Recently, some areas of the NMBM have experienced unprecedented levels of crime, resulting in loss of life and widespread fear.


To address this, the ECLB in collaboration with Provincial Legislature’s Chair of Chairs office has convened a session with liquor traders and stakeholders to a Roundtable Discussions on how to prevent liquor establishments from becoming drivers of criminal activities.




The media is invited to join this important occasion that seeks to contribute to the fight against crime and alcohol abuse in the Metro.


Details of the event are hereunder outlined:

Date:            10 May 2024

Venue:         Daku Community Hall, Kwazakhele.

Time:            10:00 am


For enquiries, you are advised to kindly contact Mgwebi Msiya at 060 501 6418 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.





Issued by: 

Eastern Cape Liquor Board


Media Release

To: Journalists & Editors

27 March 2024


As 2024 Easter Weekend draws closer, Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) has received an extremely worrying information about learners who are organising parties for the Easter Weekend.

ECLB has received a tip-off from some of its learner ambassadors about a poster that is circulating on various social media platforms inviting learners from Buffalo City to attend a pool party that is going to be organised on 30th March at a B&B in East London.

On the poster potential attendees are advised to bring a bottle of whiskey or gin as an entry requirement, and this clearly demonstrates that the intention is nothing else but to consume alcohol.

This is extremely alarming, and learners are urged to refrain from this repugnant behaviour. ECLB will visit the alleged host B&B with a view to admonish them against this planned pool party.

In addition, ECLB has been reliably informed that there are other groups of learners that are planning to gather on the 30th of March 2024 at the East London Beach Front for the same purpose.

Said the CEO, Dr Makala “We are extremely shocked to learn that following our relentless effort to educate learners about the dangers of underage drinking and the new culture of Pens Down Parties,

this report clearly illustrates that they blatantly ignore our messages and elect to indulge in alcohol.”

“We will, however, work tirelessly to ensure that these parties are prevented from being organised, and we are already activating law enforcement agencies and other related stakeholders to work together to deal with this pervasive social problem across the province of the Eastern Cape. We further urge liquor traders not to allow their establishments to host these parties and where we find them hosting these parties, we will immediately take drastic steps”, Said Dr Makala.

As many parents will be attending Easter Weekend church services leaving their children behind at home, we urge them to make necessary arrangements to ensure that their homes are protected from potential hosting of these parties, and there is an adult will monitor them at home.

Parents and members of the community are urged to be vigilant during this time and know the whereabouts of their children and where these parties are suspected, they must be reported to the nearest police station or the ECLB by calling Toll-Free Line 080 000 0420 or sending a WhatsApp message to 076 403 6223.

For any enquiries, please contact Mgwebi Msiya at 060 501 6418 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 



The function of the ECLB is to regulate the registration of retail sales and micro-manufacturing of liquor in the province


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