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EASTERN CAPE LIQUOR BOARD REGRETS THE HORRIFIC DEATH OF 20 YOUNG PEOPLE AT A TAVERN IN EAST LONDON, EASTERN CAPE

The Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) is deeply pained by the untimely death of 20 young people at a tavern at Scenery Park in East London. The Board conveys its heartfelt condolences to families that have tragically lost their loved ones.

ECLB has also learnt with shock that some of the deceased are school-going and under the age of 18. The Board condemns this repugnant incident with the strongest possible terms. “As the Board, we have always been forthright in our condemnation and fight against the sale of alcohol to the underage. We have also consistently taken every necessary step against any liquor outlet that is found to have sold alcohol to the underage” said the Chief executive Officer Dr Nombuyiselo Makala.

Necessary steps are being taken to deal with this liquor outlet including the immediate revocation of the liquor license and laying criminal charges against the license holder for the blatant contravention of the Eastern Cape Liquor Act that clearly stipulates that no alcohol shall be sold to persons under the age of 18.

“We continue to urge communities to report to the ECLB or SAPS any suspicious practices by the liquor outlets within their proximity. To this effect, we have established a Toll—Free number (080 000 0420) and a WhatsApp number (076 403 6223) to enable communities to report cases of non-compliance including the sale of alcohol to the underage people”, said the CEO. 

Invariably, community members have a significant role to play in monitoring and reporting liquor outlets that wittingly or unwittingly flout the trading conditions.

For enquiries you can contact ECLB Spokesperson Mgwebi Msiya on 0605016418/ 043 7000 900 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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EASTERN CAPE LIQUOR BOARD STRONGLY CONDEMNS AN INCIDENT OF LEARNERS WHO WERE CAUGHT DRINKING ALCOHOL IN FULL SCHOOL UNIFORM

Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) deeply regrets and strongly condemns an incident where learners who were in full school uniform were caught consuming alcohol during school hours.


This was after an extremely disturbing video circulated on various social media platforms where learners are found enjoying themselves with Crackling bottles.


The learners are alleged to be from Wongalethu High School in Mdantsane and were caught by Mdantsane Schools’ Safety Forum at the Highway Shopping Centre. 


ECLB will investigate this unfortunate incident as a matter of urgency to establish exactly how the learners accessed liquor in full school uniform and a drastic action will be taken to curb this abhorrent behaviour by members of the community who sell alcohol to school children. 


ECLB views this tendency as one of the most serious contraventions of the law and will always be treated with the contempt it deserves.
 
Tomorrow (3 May 2022) at 09h30 Eastern Cape Liquor Board officials together with the Forum and the SAPS will visit the school in order to probe this matter and immediately take the necessary action.

For enquiries you can contact ECLB Spokesperson Mgwebi Msiya on 0605016418 Or Contact Senior Communication Officer, Pumlani Fani on 0605546950

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Eastern Cape Liquor Board to conduct Road Safety Campaign at Kei Bridge

 

Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) in collaboration with the Department of Transport and the South African Police Service will conduct a road block on the N2 at Kei Bridge to raise awareness on the dangers of driving under the influence  alcohol.

EASTERN CAPE LIQUOR BOARD IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SHOPRITE CHECKERS TO LAUNCH UNDERAGE DRINKING CAMPAIGN IN GQEBERHA, MOTHERWELL

The Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) cordially invites media to the launch of the Underage Drinking Campaign, which is aimed to alleviating the scourge of underage drinking in schools in Nelson Mandela Metro Municipality, Motherwell.

 

The scourge of underage drinking in schools is a cause for concern, henceforth, ECLB in partnership with Shoprite Checkers has adopted 11 schools from Motherwell to intensify education on the dangers of underage drinking.

 

Various stakeholders including the Executive Mayor will grace the launch of the campaign.

 

The launch of the campaign will be preceded by handing over of sanitary towels at three high schools in Motherwell (Masiphathisane, James Jolobe & Douglass Mbopa), which will start at 08h30.

 

The actual launch will start at 10h00. The main theme of the campaign is “My future matters, alcohol must wait”.

 

The launch of the campaign is scheduled to take place as follows:

Date: 23rd March 2022

Phase 1: Handover of sanitary Towels

Time: 08h30 – 09h30

Venue: Masiphathisane, James Jolobe and Douglass Mbopa high schools

Phase 2: Official Launch of the Campaign

Time: 10h00 – 15h20

Venue: Reymond Mhlaba Centre, Motherwell

 

For enquiries you can contact ECLB Spokesperson Mgwebi Msiya on 0605016418 Or  Contact Senior Communication Officer, Pumlani Fani on 0605546950

 

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EASTERN CAPE LIQUOR BOARD CLOSES THREE NON-COMPLIANT LIQUOR OUTLETS IN NGQEBERHA

In its endeavour to clamp down on non-compliant liquor outlets, the Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Police conducted a Blitz Operation in Ngqeberha.

 

A total of six (6) liquor outlets were visited to check compliance with liquor trading conditions and three were found to be non-compliant and were immediately closed.

 

As the Festive Season looms large, ECLB is intensifying its efforts to enforce compliance among liquor traders, including identifying liquor traders who sell liquor without valid liquor licenses.

 

“I want to send a strong warning to all liquor traders to refrain from violating trading conditions and would like to further sensitise liquor traders that the ECLB in collaboration with the SAPS will be all over the province to monitor and enforce compliance throughout this Festive Season”. Said ECLB CEO, Dr Nombuyiselo Makala.

 

The CEO further reiterated that the Board will not tolerate cases of non-compliance that often become rampant during the Festive Season. Said the CEO: “We also wish to urge members of the community to be our ears and eyes in their communities by reporting cases of non-compliance by liquor traders – including non-compliance with Covid 19 Health Protocols – through ECLB’s Toll Free Number 080 000 0420 or they can send a WhatsApp message to 076 503 6223”.

 

For 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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