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Last Day: 23 – 12 – 2022
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EASTERN CAPE LIQUOR BOARD URGES LEARNERS TO REFRAIN FROM PENS DOWN PARTIES AS MANY GRADES CONCLUDE EXAMINATIONS THIS WEEK

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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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18 AUGUST 2022

EASTERN CAPE LIQUOR BOARD TO LAUNCH THE PROVINCIAL ANTI-PENS
DOWN CAMPAIGN


Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) will launch an Anti Pens Down Campaign in
Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality (BCMM), Dimbaza Township. As preparations for the end of the year examinations are in full swing, and the ECLB is extremely worried about the rapidly developing culture of ‘Pens Down’ events that are organised to celebrate the end of examinations. This campaign will be one of many initiatives to strengthen the fight against underage drinking in the province and ensuring the future of young people is safeguarded. ECLB seeks to mitigate the scourge of underage drinking and the ‘Pens Down’ culture that is a celebration of the end of examinations and is regrettably characterized by excessive consumption of alcohol that often results in very horrific incidents, such as the Enyobeni Tavern incident.

The launch will be used as a launchpad for a concerted campaign that will convey message on the dangers of underage drinking and discourage the culture of ‘’Pens Down” under the Theme “My Future Matters, Alcohol Must Wait”.

Details of the campaign are as follows:
Date: 19 October 2022
Time: 10h00 am

Board Members: Ms. N. Tys (Chairperson), Mr. M. Gobingca (Deputy Chairperson), Ms. B. Jojo CA (SA), Dr M. Mboto, Ms N. N. Nongogo, CEO: Dr N. Makala (D. Admin)
10 Beacon Bay Crossing, Bonza Bay Road, Beacon Bay, East London, 5247, P.O. Box 15147, Beacon Bay, 5205, Tel: +27 (0)43 700 0900

www.eclb.co.za • Complaints Toll Free line: 0800 000 420 • WhatsApp line: 076 403 6223

Venue: Dimbaza Moses Twebe Hall
For all enquiries you can contact ECLB Spokesperson Mgwebi Msiya at 0605016418
or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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ISSUED BY: EASTERN CAPE LIQUOR BAORD

EASTERN CAPE LIQUOR BOARD CAUTIONS LIQUOR TRADERS AGAINST THE USE OF LIQUOR LICENSES TO ORGANISE SPECIAL EVENTS WHERE THEY INVITE DJs TO PERFORM

The Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) has noted with great concern that some liquor traders use their liquor licences to organise special events, where DJs are invited to perform to patrons. This has potentially caused excessive public nuisance and noise pollution in our communities.

Secondly, DJ’s performance potentially attracts a huge amount of young people, which, if not appropriately regulated, may exacerbate underage drinking in our communities. Liquor traders are duly reminded that any special event where liquor is sold, is legislated for in terms of Section 20 (d) of the Eastern Cape Liquor Act, No 10 of 2003, which places certain requirements to apply for such occasions. Key among those requirements is the following:

  • The application form obtainable at ECLB offices,
  • Risk categorisation certificate issued by the Provincial SAPS Offices,
  • Noise pollution certificate from your relevant municipality,
  • Municipal concern for such event to take place.

Any event taking place within any establishment without formally lodging an application as contemplated in Section 20 (d) of the Act and approval granted by the Board, is deemed illegal and may lead to the Board taking drastic action against the owner/manager of such an establishment.

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

LEARNERS FROM MOTHERWELL SCHOOLS TO MARCH AGAINST SALE OF ALCOHOL TO UNDERAGE PERSONS IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE NYOBENI TAVERN VICTIMS

Learners from the Motherwell high schools will conduct a march to hand over a petition to Police, ECLB, parents and liquor traders as a show of solidarity and fight against the liquor traders’ rampant tendency of selling alcohol to the underage persons.  This follows the recent tragic death of 21 young people at Enyobeni Tavern in East London.

The petition will seek to urge police to clamp down on the sale of alcohol to the underage persons and to take a decisive action against liquor traders who are involved in this distasteful behaviour.

The march is facilitated by learners who are ambassadors of the Eastern Cape Liquor Board from 11 Motherwell high schools. The learners have felt strongly that they must take an action against the scourge of underage drinking and prevent the Enyobeni incident from repeating itself elsewhere in the province.

This will be an opportunity to further urge other young people and members of the community to play a meaningful role in alleviating the plague of underage drinking.

The learners’ march will be joined by parents, community members, the clergy, and educators.

After the handing over of petition to the police station (Station Commander) learners will proceed to the community hall where a formal session will be held in honour of the 21 young people who perished at the Enyobeni Tavern. A candlelight will be conducted in remembrance of the deceased young people.

 

 

Details of the event:

Phase 1- March

Date: 20 July 2022

Time: 09h00

Venue: Vulumzi High School in Motherwell (March starting point)

Phase 2 – Engagement session

Date: 20 July 2022

Time: 10h00

Venue: Raymond Mhlaba Sports Center Motherwell

 

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

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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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