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Eastern Cape Liquor Board wishes to remind all licensed liquor traders that the renewal period commences from 1 October 2021 as legislated in the Eastern Cape Liquor Act No.10 of 2003.


Liquor traders who miss the deadline can still renew their licenses in the months of January and February of the following year. However, those who renew in January are charged an additional 50% late penalty fee of the normal renewal fee; and those who register in February are charged 100% penalty.


The implication for liquor traders who fail to renew their liquor licenses is that their liquor outlets will be deregistered, and should they wish to trade again, they will be required to undergo the same process of attaining a liquor license.


It is important to note that liquor traders who have not renewed their licenses and continue to trade will be contravening the law, and necessary steps will be taken against them.


In the previous year (2020/2021) out of 7295 active liquor licenses, 6762 liquor traders renewed their licenses, and 533 could not renew and were subsequently de-registered.


The failure to renew licenses compromises ECLB’s fight against the mushrooming illegal taverns in the province as majority of these liquor traders potentially resort to illegal trading.


To avoid the de-registration of their liquor licenses, liquor traders must ensure that they renew their liquor licenses within the prescribed period.


For more information contact Mgwebi Msiya @060 5016418/ 043 700 0900 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., one can also visit our offices at: Shop 10 Bonza Bay Road. Beacon Bay Crossing East London



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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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