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Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) welcomes the lifting of ban on alcohol sale and its transportation thereof, and extends its word of caution to all liquor traders to adhere to Adjusted Level 3 regulations as pronounced by the President of the Republic.

Eastern Cape Liquor Board to launch its Festive Season Campaign through a road safety campaign in Gqeberha

Eastern Cape Liquor Board in partnership with Nelson Mandela Traffic Department will launch its Festive Season Campaign by mounting roadblocks in Gqeberha.


The campaign is intended to encourage motorists not to drive under the influence of alcohol.


Driving under the influence of alcohol is often cited as one of the main causes of many road accidents in the province.


Eastern Cape Liquor Board seeks to reduce road fatalities by encouraging motorists to be considerate and consume alcohol only at the end of their trips.


The campaign will further seek to urge motorists to observe Covid 19 health protocols by ensuring that passengers wear masks and sanitise regularly.


Media is, therefore, invited to the roadblock, which is scheduled to take place as follows:

Date: 10 December 2021

Venue: N2 Neptune- N2 Baywest, R75 and M19

Time: 10h00 – 15h30


For all enquiries you contact Eastern Cape Liquor Board Spokesperson Mgwebi Msiya at 0605016418 or email @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 




The Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) is deeply concerned with cases of non-compliance by liquor outlets to Covid 19 health protocols, especially as the Province grapples with the rapid resurgence of Covid 19 cases.  As a result, liquor outlets are characterised as super spreaders of the Covid 19 in our Province.



Eastern Cape Liquor Board wishes to remind all licensed liquor traders that the renewal period commences from 1 October 2021 as legislated in the Eastern Cape Liquor Act No.10 of 2003.


Liquor traders who miss the 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 an additional 50% late penalty fee of the normal renewal fee; and those who register in February are charged 100% penalty.


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.


In the previous year (2020/2021) out of 7295 active liquor licenses, 6762 liquor traders renewed their licenses, and 533 could not renew and were subsequently de-registered.


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., one can also visit our offices at: Shop 10 Bonza Bay Road. Beacon Bay Crossing East London




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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