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MEC MLUNGISI MVOKO TO LEAD THE AMBASSADOR PROGRAM TO FIGHT UNDERAGE DRINKING IN GQEBERHA SCHOOLS

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03 February 2023

 

MEC MLUNGISI MVOKO TO LEAD THE AMBASSADOR PROGRAM TO FIGHT UNDERAGE DRINKING IN GQEBERHA SCHOOLS

The MEC for Economic Development, Environmental Affairs & Tourism, Mr. Mlungisi Mvoko, members of the Provincial Legislature and the Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) Chief Executive Officer Dr Nombuyiselo Makala will lead the official launch of the Learner Ambassador Program for 12 schools from Kwazakhele, New Brighton and Zwide in Gqeberha. 

Numerous reports show that alcohol consumption among school-going youth continues to be on the upward spiral.

In an endeavor to alleviate the scourge of underage drinking in the Eastern Cape, ECLB is rolling out an Ambassador Program targeting schools around the province. 

The program seeks to create an environment where learner ambassadors educate other learners on the dangers of underage drinking.  This will ensure that adolescents receive information from their peers rather than adults and can engage freely with each other. 

A total of 12 high schools will form part of the launch and each school has nominated four learners (2 boys & 2 girls) to become ambassadors of the ECLB messages on underage drinking. 

Media is, therefore, invited to join MEC Mvoko in the official launch of the Ambassador Programme, which is scheduled to take place as follows: 

Date: 07 February 2023

Time: 10h00

Venue: Daku Community Center, Kwazakhele Gqeberha 

 

For any enquiries, please contact 

 

Pumelele Godongwana MEC Media Liaison Officer/Spokesperson

0838239656/0605374964/PumeleleThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

OR 

Mgwebi Msiya ECLB Spokesperson/ 060 501 6418This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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RENEWAL OF LIQUOR TRADING LICENSE ENDED ON 31 DECEMBER 2022

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For Immediate Release

17 January 2023

RENEWAL OF LIQUOR TRADING LICENSE ENDED ON 31 DECEMBER 2022

Eastern Cape Liquor Board wishes to remind all licensed liquor traders that the final date for the renewal was on 31 December 2022 as legislated in the Eastern Cape Liquor Act No.10 of 2003.

Liquor traders who missed the deadline can still renew their licenses in the months of January and February 2023.  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. We would also like to caution all liquor traders that there will be no further extension beyond 28 February 2023.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.

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.

NOTICE FOR FESTIVE SEASON HOLIDAYS

NOTICE

FOR FESTIVE SEASON HOLIDAYS

Last Day: 23 – 12 – 2022
Time: 13h00PM

Re-Open: 03 – 01 – 2023
Time: 07:45

INTSUKU ZOKUVALA NGEHOLIDE ZEHLOBO


Isuku Lokugqibela: 23 – 12 – 2022

Ixesha: 13:00PM

Isuku lokuvula: 03 – 01 – 2023

Ixesha: 07:45

EASTERN CAPE LIQUOR BOARD URGES LEARNERS TO REFRAIN FROM PENS DOWN PARTIES AS MANY GRADES CONCLUDE EXAMINATIONS THIS WEEK

Media Release

For immediate release

29 November 2022

EASTERN CAPE LIQUOR BOARD URGES LEARNERS TO REFRAIN FROM PENS DOWN PARTIES AS MANY GRADES CONCLUDE EXAMINATIONS THIS WEEK

As the end-of-the-year examinations are coming to an end this week, Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) urges learners to refrain from any Pens Down parties that are largely characterised by excessive consumption of alcohol.

This week also marks the conclusion of this year's Eastern Cape Liquor Board’s Pens Down Campaign that was launched in October to raise awareness against the abhorrent and disastrous Pens Down culture.

As many grades are completing their examinations this week, there is a growing fear across the Eastern Cape that many learners may be organising the Pens Down parties.

“We wish to send a very strong warning to our learners never to organise the Pens Down parties so as to avoid eventualities similar to the Enyobeni Tavern incident”, said the CEO Dr Makala.

Dr Makala added, “Our stern warning also goes to all liquor traders to refrain from hosting these Pens Down parties in their establishments, and where a liquor trader is found to have permitted young people to arrange the parties in their outlets an immediate action will be taken against such a liquor trader. Our liquor inspectors working with SAPS have been deployed throughout the province to closely monitor liquor outlets that might be used for the Pens Down parties”.

Parents and members of the community are urged to be on the lookout for the movements and whereabouts of their children during this time and where these parties are suspected they must be reported to the nearest police station or the Eastern Cape Liquor Board by calling Toll-Free Line 080 000 0420 or sending a WhatsApp message to 076 403 6223.

Subsequent to a number of incidents that have occurred due to the Pens Down parties, ECLB is taking every necessary precaution to ensure that these parties are prevented from being organised. Instead, young people are encouraged to look for other means of celebrating the final examinations without indulging in alcohol.

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

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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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