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EASTERN CAPE LIQUOR BOARD TO LAUNCH ANTI PENS DOWN PARTIES IN MDANTSANE

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Attention: Editors & Journalists
13 October 2023
 
EASTERN CAPE LIQUOR BOARD TO LAUNCH ANTI PENS DOWN PARTIES IN MDANTSANE
 
As commencement of end-of-the-year examinations looms large, Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) will launch the Anti Pens Down Parties Campaign to raise awareness on the dangers of the repugnant Pens Down Parties culture.
 
Eastern Cape is still recovering from the devastating Enyobeni Tavern incident that resulted in the demise of 21 young people, which was a direct consequence of the Pens Down Parties.  
 
The growing culture of Pens Down Parties that are organised by learners is increasingly of grave concern to the ECLB.
 
Recently, there have been reports of the Pens Down Parties being planned and hosted in East London and elsewhere in the province.
 
These parties are organised by learners to celebrate the end of examination period, and often learners excessively indulge in alcohol and expose themselves to danger that may culminate in fatality.
 
The launch will be led by the MEC Honourable Mvoko, MEC for Department of Education Honourable Gade, Office of the Executive Mayor of Buffalo City Metro, Faku, the Chairperson of Board of Directors Mr Gobingca and the Chief Executive Officer Dr Makala.
 
Details of the Launch are as follows:
 
Date:                                   19 October 2023
Time:                                 09h00
Venue:                              Mdantsane Indoor Sports Centre
 
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.
 
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REMINDER FOR THE RENEWAL OF LIQUOR LICENSES BETWEEN 01 OCTOBER AND 31 DECEMBER 2023

Media Release

For Immediate Release

26 September 2023

 

REMINDER FOR THE RENEWAL OF LIQUOR LICENSES BETWEEN 01 OCTOBER AND 31 DECEMBER 2023

Eastern Cape Liquor Board wishes to remind all licensed liquor traders to renew their liquor licenses in the period between 1 October and 31 December 2023.

Liquor traders who miss this 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 a 50% late registration fee of the normal registration fee; and those who register in February are charged 100%.

 

The implication for those liquor traders who fail to renew their 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 those who have not renewed their liquor licenses and continue to trade will be contravening the law, and necessary steps will be taken.

Currently we have 7510 active liquor licenses which we expect all of them to renew their licenses. In 2022/2023 renewal period 7209 liquor traders renewed their licenses. The failure to renew licenses has a debilitating effect on ECLB’s fight against the mushrooming illegal taverns in the province as most of these liquor traders revert to illegal trading.

 

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

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.

Eastern Cape Liquor Board

Shop 10 Bonza Bay Road.

Beacon Bay Crossing

East London

 

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Eastern Cape Liquor Board to commemorate the International Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Day

Media Release

07 September 2023

 

Eastern Cape Liquor Board to commemorate the International Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Day

 

The Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) in partnership with various stakeholders will commemorate the International Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Day on the 08 September 2023 in Burgersdorp.

 

The theme of the FASD campaign is “Protect your unborn baby, do not drink during pregnancy”.    

                          

Burgersdorp in Joe Gqabi District Municipality is regarded as one of the areas with high cases of FAS.

 

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) as the most severe form of these disorders, is the most common cause of permanent mental disability in the world. According to the World Health Association the prevalence of FASD in the world is projected to less than 1%. South Africa has the highest reported FASD prevalence rates in the world, with rates as high as 28 - 31% in some communities.  The WHO estimates that South Africa’s overall rate might be as high is 11%.

 

The FASD is a condition in a child that results from alcohol exposure during mother’s pregnancy. Alcohol can cause problems for a developing baby throughout pregnancy, including before a woman knows she’s pregnant. All types of alcohol are equally harmful, including all wines and beer. There is no safe amount of alcohol to consume during pregnancy or even when trying to get pregnant. A cure for FAS has not yet been discovered but it is preventable by ensuring that a baby is not exposed to alcohol before birth.

 

ECLB will use International FASD Commemoration Day in Burgersdorp to call to everyone to act against the scourge of FASD and to embrace the message of “Protect your unborn baby, do not drink during pregnancy”.

                          

 

Media is, therefore, cordially invited to be part of the campaign that will seek to empower communities on how to prevent the rise in cases of the FASD.

 

Details of the Commemoration event are as follows:

Date:                08 September 2021

Venues:           Thembisa Community Hall, Burgersdorp    

Time:               10h00   

 

 

For further enquiries you can contact ECLB Spokesperson Dr Mgwebi Msiya on 0605016418.

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Eastern Cape Liquor Board

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