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EASTERN CAPE LIQUOR BOARD URGES PARENTS, SCHOOLS AND COMMUNTIES TO PREVENT PENS DOWN PARTIES

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05 June 2023

 

EASTERN CAPE LIQUOR BOARD URGES PARENTS, SCHOOLS AND COMMUNTIES TO PREVENT PENS DOWN PARTIES

 

As the June examinations will be completed in two weeks’ time, Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) is alarmed to learn that some learners have started to make plans to organise ‘Pens Down’ parties. ECLB strongly condemns this behaviour with the strongest possible terms and urges learners to refrain this tendency.

 

These parties tend to end in disaster as it was the case with the catastrophic Enyobeni Tavern incident where 21 young people perished in a tavern during Pens’ Down celebrations in June 2022. As the examinations are in progress around the province; it is unfortunately the time when learners start to plan for the Pens’ Down parties that are predominantly marked by excessive consumption of alcohol. 

 

We urge parents to be extremely vigilant during this period and to keep track of their children’s whereabouts. We further send a stern warning to all liquor traders not to host these Pens’ Down parties in their establishments as this is a gross violation of their trading conditions and a criminal offence. We commend learners and other members of community who continue to report these cases to the ECLB and SAPS.

 

Principals of all schools must heighten the message on “No to Anti Pens Down”. We also implore our ambassadors and other responsible learners to be vigilant in and outside school and to report to school authorities any suspicious actions by their fellow learners. 

 

ECLB school Ambassadors and members of the community may report liquor traders who plan to host Pens’ Down parties and those who serve alcohol to the underage persons to the ECLB Toll Free 0800 000 420 or send a WhatsApp message to 076 4036 223.

 

ECLB will take necessary and drastic actions against any liquor outlet that is non-compliant by, among other things, selling alcohol to the underage persons and hosting the abhorrent Pens’ Down parties.  

 

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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Issued by the Eastern Cape Liquor Board

 

EASTERN CAPE LIQUOR BOARD IS EXTREMELY CONCERNED WITH MONIES THAT LIQUOR TRADERS WRONGLY PAY INTO ITS BANK ACCOUNT RESULTING IN UNALLOCATED FUNDS

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25 April 2023

EASTERN CAPE LIQUOR BOARD IS EXTREMELY CONCERNED WITH MONIES THAT LIQUOR TRADERS WRONGLY PAY INTO ITS BANK ACCOUNT RESULTING IN UNALLOCATED FUNDS

The Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) has, over the past three years, been concerned with the increasing number of fee payments that are made into its bank account and cannot be allocated. The ECLB continues to experience the same problem in this year. The unallocated payments are as a result of the following forms of transactions:

Payment made in respect of lodgement fee applicable when lodging a new application for a liquor licence without submitting the application forms and providing ID number as a reference which is not recognised by the ECLB licencing system.

Over-payment made by a licence holder in respect of an applicable fee for the renewal of liquor licence.

Short-payment made by a licence holder in respect of an applicable fee for the renewal of a liquor licence.

Payment made by a licence holder in respect of an applicable fee for the renewal of a liquor licence using a wrong and unrecognised ECP REFERENCE number.

Payment of an applicable registration fee for a licence application whose processing has not been finalised. 

Payment of an applicable fee in respect of an appeal, removal or transfer of a liquor licence without submitting the relevant application lodgement documentation.

We, therefore, urge all liquor traders and potential liquor licence applicants that may be affected by this situation to visit or urgently contact ECLB offices.

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

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EASTERN CAPE LIQUOR BOARD IS EXTREMELY CONCERNED WITH MONIES THAT LIQUOR TRADERS WRONGLY PAY INTO ITS BANK ACCOUNT RESULTING IN UNALLOCATED FUNDS (2)

Media Release

For immediate release

25 April 2023

EASTERN CAPE LIQUOR BOARD IS EXTREMELY CONCERNED WITH MONIES THAT LIQUOR TRADERS WRONGLY PAY INTO ITS BANK ACCOUNT RESULTING IN UNALLOCATED FUNDS

The Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) has, over the past three years, been concerned with the increasing number of fee payments that are made into its bank account and cannot be allocated. The ECLB continues to experience the same problem in this year. The unallocated payments are as a result of the following forms of transactions:

Payment made in respect of lodgement fee applicable when lodging a new application for a liquor licence without submitting the application forms and providing ID number as a reference which is not recognised by the ECLB licencing system.

Over-payment made by a licence holder in respect of an applicable fee for the renewal of liquor licence.

Short-payment made by a licence holder in respect of an applicable fee for the renewal of a liquor licence.

Payment made by a licence holder in respect of an applicable fee for the renewal of a liquor licence using a wrong and unrecognised ECP REFERENCE number.

Payment of an applicable registration fee for a licence application whose processing has not been finalised. 

Payment of an applicable fee in respect of an appeal, removal or transfer of a liquor licence without submitting the relevant application lodgement documentation.

We, therefore, urge all liquor traders and potential liquor licence applicants that may be affected by this situation to visit or urgently contact ECLB offices.

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

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GRACE PERIOD FOR THE RENEWAL OF LIQUOR LICENCE WILL COME TO AN END ON 28 FEBRUARY 2023

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21 February 2023

GRACE PERIOD FOR THE RENEWAL OF LIQUOR LICENCE WILL COME TO AN END ON 28 FEBRUARY 2023

Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) wishes to remind all licensed liquor traders that 28 February 2023 is the last day for the renewal of liquor licenses as legislated by the Eastern Cape Liquor Act No. 10 of 2003.

Liquor traders who fail to renew their licenses on 28 February will have their liquor licences cancelled with immediate effect.

In the event where liquor traders desire to trade again they will be obligated to reapply thus undergoing the same rigorous process of attaining a liquor license.

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

ECLB further extends a word of appreciation to all the licensed liquor traders that have already renewed their liquor licences.

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.

Issued by: Eastern Cape Liquor Board

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